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" A diis quidem immortalibus quae potest homini major esse poena, 
furore atque dementia ? " 

GiCBBO. De Ha/ruspicum BesponsiSj XVIIL, 39. 

"What greater punishment can the immortal gods inflict on man than 
madness or insanity ? " 

** A prima descendit origine mundi 
Oansarum series." Lucan. PharsaUa^ FI., 608. 

*' Even from the' first beginnings of the world 
Descends a chain of causes." 

'• A proximis quisque minime anteiri vult." 

LiVY. Histories^ VL, 34. 
" Every one has a special objection to being excelled by his own relations." 

*' A se suisque orsus primum domiim suam codrcuit ; quod plerisque 
baud minus arduum est quam provinciam regere." 

Tacitus. Agricola, XIX, 

"Beginning with himself and his family, he first made himself master in. 
his own bouse ; a thing which is, in many cases, as difficult as the 
ruling of a province." 

" Ab alio exspectes, alteri quod feceris." Publilius Sybus, 1. 

" Look to be treated by others as you have treated others." 

" Ab ovo usque ad mala." Hobace. Satires^ J., 8, 6. 

" From the eggs to the apples." (From morning till night, in allusion to 
the Roman cena. ) 

" Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit." Gicbbo. In Catilinam, II., 1, 1. 

"He is gone, he has fled, he has eluded our vigilance, he has broken 
through our guards." 

" Absentem laedit, cum ebrio qui litigat." Publilius Sybus, 3. 

" He who quarrels with a drunken man injures one who is absent" 

" Absentem qui rodit amicum. 
Qui non defendit alio culpante, solutos 
Qui captat risus hominum, famamque dicacis, 
Fingere qui non visa potest, commissa tacere 
Qui nequit ; hie niger est, hunc tu, Romane, caveto." 

Horace. Satires, I., 4, 81. 
" He who maligns an absent friend's fair fame, 
Who says no word for him when others blame, 
Who courts a reckless laugh by random hits, 
Just for the sake of ranking among wits, 
Who feigns what he ne'er saw, a secret blabs, 
Beware him, Roman ! that man steals or stabs." — (Coningion.) 



'* Absentes tinnitu aurium praesentire sermones de se receptum est." 

Pliny the Eldbb. Natural History j XXVIIL, 6. 

'*It is generally admitted that the absent are warned by a ringing in the 
ears, when they are being talked about." 

*' Abstineas igitur damnandis ; hujus enim vel 
Una potens ratio est, ne crimina nostra sequantur 
Ex nobis geniti ; quoniam dociles imitandis 
Turpibus ac pravis omnes sumus." Juvenal. Satires^ XIV., 38. 

" Refrain then from doing ill ; for one all-powerful reason, lest our chil- 
dren should copy our misdeeds ; we are all too prone to imitate 
whatever is base and depraved." 

'* Ac veluti magno in populo cum saepe coorta est 
Seditio, saevitque animis ignobile volgus, 
Jamque faces et saxa volant (furor arma ministrat) ; 
Turn pietate gravem ao meritis si forte virum quern 
Gonspexere, silent, arrectisque auribus adstant ; 
Ille regit dictis animos, et pectora mulcet." 

Virgil. Mneid^ J„ 148. 

" As when sedition oft has stirred 
In some great town the vulgar herd. 
And brands and stones already tly — 
For rage has weapons always nigh — 
Then should some man of worth appear 
Whose stainless virtue all revere. 
They hush, they hist : his clear voice rules 
Their rebel wills, their anger cools." — [Coningt<m.) 

** Ac venerata Geres, ita culmo surgeret alto, 
Explicuit vino contractae seria frontis." 

Horace. Satires, 11. , 2, 124. 


And draughts to Ceres, so she'd top the ground 

With good tall ears, our frets and worries drowned." — (Conington.) 

" Accendamque animos insani Martis amore." 

Virgil. Mneid, VII. y 650. 

" I will inflame their minds with lust of furious strife." 

*' Accendebat haec, onerabatque Sejanus, peritia morum Tiberii odia in 
longum jaciens, quae reconderet auctaque promeret." 

Tacitus. AnnalSj J., 69. 

'* All this was inflamed and aggravated by Sejanus, who with his thorough 
comprehension of the character of Tiberius, sowed for a distant future 
hatreds which the emperor might treasure up and might exhibit when 
folly matured." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

** Acceptissima semper 
Munera sunt auctor quae pretiosa facit." 

Ovid. Heroides, XVIL, 71. 

" Those gifts sure ever most acceptable 
Which take their value only from the giver." 



Accipe nunc Danaum insidias, et crimine ab uno 

Disce omnis." Virgil, ^neid, IL, 66. 

" Now listen wMle my tongue declares 
The tale you ask of Danaan snares, 
And gather from a single chaige 
Their catalogue of crimes at large." — (Conington.) 

" Accipitri timidas credis, furiose, columbas ? 
Plenum montane credis ovile lupo ? " 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi^ 11. ^ 363. 

" Madman ! Wouldst trust the hawk with timid doves, 
Or with the crowded fold, the mountain wolf?" 

^* Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat." Hobace. Satires^ ILj 2, 6. 
•' The mind inclined to what is false recoils from better things." 

** Acerrima proximorum odia." Tacitus. History, TV.y 70. 

" No hatred is so bitter as that of near relations." 

** Aoherontis pabulum." 

Plautus. Casina, Act IL, Sc. I., 12,—(Cleostrata,) 

'* Food for Acheron." 
** Acribus initiis, inourioso fine." Tacitus. Annals, VL, 17. 

" Keen at the start, but careless at the end." 

** Acta decs nunquajn mortalia faJlunt." Ovid. Tristia, J., 2, 97. 

** Nought that men do can e'er escape the gods." 

** Actum, aiunt, ne agas." 

Tbrejsice. Phormio, Act IL, Sc. III., 72. — (Demipho.) 

*• What is done let us leave alone." 

" Acta ne agamus ; reliqua paremus." 

Cicero. Ad Atticwm, IX., 6, 7. 
"Let us not go over the old ground, but rather prepare for 
what is to come." 

** Actutum fortunae solent mutarier. Varia vita est." 

Plautus. Triiculentus, Act II., Sc, I., 9. — {Astaphiimi.) 

*• Forsooth our fortunes are most variable. life is full of change." 

" Ad auctores redit 
Sceleris coacti culpa." Seneca. Troades, 880. — (Helena.) 

" The blame falls on the instigators when a crime is committed under com- 

*• Ad damnum adderetur injuria." Cicero. Pro Tulldo, XVII., 41. 

*' That would be adding insult to injury." 

" Flagitio additis 
Damnum." Horace. Odes, III., 5, 26. 

•• You are adding injury to infamy." 

" Quid facias tibi, 
Injuriae qui addideris contumeliam ? " 

Phaedrus. Fables, V., 3, 4. 

** What will you do to yourself, seeing that you are adding insult 
to injury ? " 


" Ad KaJendas Graecas." Augustus. (Stietomus, IL, 87.) 

" At the Greek Kalends." 

** Ad Graecas, bone rex, fient mandata Ealendas." 

Queen Elizabeth. Reply to the envoys of Philip of Spain. 

" Your commands, noble king, shall be obeyed at the Greek 

" Ad majorem Dei gloriam." Canones et Decreta CondUi Tridentini. 
" To the greater glory of Gk)d." 

**Ad omnia alia aetate sapimus rectius ; 
Solum unum hoc vitium senectus adfert hominibus ; 
Attentiores sumus ad rem omnes quam sat est.*' 

Terence. AdeVphi, Act 7., Sc. III., 46.— (Mcio.)- 

" In all matters else 
Increase of age increases wisdom in us ; 
This only vice age brings along with it ; 
* We're all more worldly-minded than we need *." 

— {George Caiman.) 

**Ad quae nosoenda iter ingredi, transmittere mare solemus, ea suJ)' 
oculis posita negligemus." 

Pliny the Younger. Letters, VIIL, 20. 

"We are always ready to take a journey or to cross the seas for the pur- 
pose of seeing things to which, if they are put before our eyes, we pay 
no attention. 

*' Ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio." Publilius Syrus, 6. 

" A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things." 

" Ad unguem 
Factus homo." Horace. Satires, J., 5, 32. 

" A gentleman to the finger tips." 

" Ad vivendum velut ad natandum is melior qui onere liberior." 

Apuleius. De Magia, XXI. 

" He is the better equipped for life, as for swimming, who has the less to 

" Adde 
Yoltum habitumque hominis, quem tu vidisse beatus 
Non magni pendis, quia contigit." Horace. Satires, IL, 4, 91. 

*' Then the man's look, his manner — ^these may seem 
Mere things of course, perhaps, in your esteem, 
So privileged as you are." — {Conington.) 

" Addito salis grano.'* 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History, XXIIL, 77. 

" With the addition of a grain of salt." 

(Hence, probably, the phrase, ' ' Ctim grano salis ".) 

** Adeo facilius est multa facere quam diu." 

Quintilian. De Institutione Oratoria, L, 12, 7. 

It is much easier to try one's hand at many things, than to concentrate- 
one's powers on one thing." 



" Adeo in teneris consuesoere multum est." 

Virgil. GeorgicSt II. y 272. 

" Such force hath custom tender plants upon." — {J. B. Boae,) 

** Adeo maxima quaeque ambigua sunt, dum alii quoqao mode audita 
pro compertis-habent, alii vera in contrarium vertunt, et gliscit 
utrumque posteritate." Tacitus. Annals^ III.^ 19. 

" So obscure are the greatest events, as some take for granted any hearsay, 
whatever its source, others turn truth into falsehood, and both errors 
find encouragement with posterity."— (C^wrc/^ and Brodribb.) 

•• Adeo res redit 
Si quis quid reddit, magna habenda 'st gratia." 

Terence. PhonmOt'Act J., Sc. J7., 5. — (Da/ws,) 

" If a man pays you what he owes, you're much 
Beholden to him." — (George CoVman.) 

*' Adeo sanctum est vetus omne poema." 

Horace. Epistolae^ IL, 1, 54. 

" So holy a thing is every ancient poem." 

'' Adeo virtutes iisdem temporibus optime aestimantur quibus facillime 
gignuntur." Tacitus. AgricoUit L 

"Virtues are held in the highest estimation in the very times which most 
readily bring them forth." 

" Adeone homines immutarier 
Ex amore, ut non cognoscas eundem esse ? " 

Terence. Euntichus,' Act 11.^ Sc. J., 19. — {Parmeno.) 

" That love 
Should so change men, that one can hardly swear 
They are the same !" — (George Colman.) 

" Adhuc neminem cognovi poetam . . . qui sibi non optimus videretur. 
Sic se res habet ; te tua, me d^lectant mea." 

Cicero. Tusculanae Disputationes, F., 22, 63. 

" I have never yet known a poet who did not think himself the greatest in 
the world. That is the way of things ; you take delight in your 
works, I in mine." 

" Adhuc sub judice lis est." Horace. De Arte Poetical 78. 

••The case is still before the court." 

*• Adhuc tua messis in herba est." Ovid. HeroideSy XVIL^ 263. 

" Your harvest is still in the blade." 

*' Adibo hunc, quem quidem ego hodie faciam hie arietem 
Phryxi : itaque tondebo auro usque ad vivam cutem. " 

Plautus. Bacchides, Act 11.^ Sc. Ill.y 7. — (Chrysalus.) 

" I'll go to him whom I intend to make 
Phrixus's ram to-day : for of his gold 
I'll shear him to the quick." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

*• Admoneri bonus gaudet ; pessimus quisque correctorem asperrime 
patitur." Seneca. De Ira^ Ill.y 36, 4. 

** The good man loves reproof ; the bad man will never bear correction 


** Adolescens cum sis, turn cum est sanguis integer, 
Rei tuae quaerendae convenit operam dare ; 
Demum igitur, quum senex sis, tunc in otium 
Te colloces, dum potestur ; id jam lucro 'st 
Quod vivis." Pladtus. Mercator^ Act III., Sc. II., 7. — {Demipho.) 

" While you are lusty, young and full of blood, 
You ought to toil and labour for a fortune ; 
But in old age, be happy, while you may, 
And render all your latter years clear gain." 

—(Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Adolescentes mihi mori sic v dentur, ut quum aquae multitudine vis 
flammae opprimitur ; senes autem sic, ut cum sua sponte, nulla 
adhibita vi, consumptas ignis exstinguitur." 

Cicero. De Senectute, XIX., 71. 

** The death of the young seems to me to resemble the sudden extinction oi 
a flame with volumes of water ; the old seem rather to die as a fire 
which flickers out of itself." 

" Adspice late 
Florentes quondam luxus quas verterit urbes. 
Quippe neo ira deum tantum, nee tela, nee hostes, 
Quantum sola noces animis illapsa, voluptas." 

SiLius Italicus. Punica, XV., 92. 

•* Look far and wide, how many flourishing cities has luxury overthrown. 
Not the anger of the gods, nor armed enemies are so to be dreaded as 
thou, Pleasure, once thou hast crept into the hearts of men." 

'* Adulaudi gens prudentissima laudat 
Sermonem indocti, faciem deformis amici." 

Juvenal. Satires, IIL, 86. 

** The most cunning flatterer is he who praises the conversation of the un- 
learned, and the features of the ill-favoured." 

'* Adulationi foedum crimen servltutis, malignitati falsa species liber- 
tatis inest." Tacitus. History, I., 1. 

** To flattery there attaches the shameful imputation of servility, to ma- 
lignity the false appearance of independence. " 

— (Church and Brodribb.) 

" (Nam quae inscitia est), 
Advorsum stlmulum calces." 

Tebbnob. Phormio, Act J., Sc. II., 28. — {Davus,) 

" What a foolish task 
To kick against the pricks." — {George Colman.) 

** Aedepol nae nos sumus mulieres inique aeque omnes invisae viris, 
Propter paucas ; quae omnes faciunt dignae ut videamur malo." 

Terence. Hecyra, Act II., Sc. IIL, 1. — (Sostrata,) 

" How unjustly 
Do husbands stretch their censures to all wives 
For the offences of a few, whose vices 
Reflect dishonour on the rest ! " — {George Colman.) 


** Aedificare casas, plostello adjungere mures, 
Ludere par impar, equitare in amndine longa, 
Si quern delectet barbatum ; amentia verse t." 

Horace. Satwes^ IL, 3, 247. 

** To ride a stick, to build a paper house, 
Play odd and even, harness mouse and mouse : 
If a grown man professed to find delight 
In things like these, you'd call him mad outright." 

— (Conington.) 
" Aegris 
Nil movisse salus rebus." Siuus iTAiiicus. Punica, VIL, 394. 

" In evil case, there's safety in inaction.'' 

" Aegroto, dum anima est spes esse dicitur." 

CiCEBO. Ad Atticum, IZ., 10, 3. 
*• As the saying is, while there is life there is hope.'* 

" Aequa lege necessitas 
Sortitur insignes et imos ; 

Omne capax movet uma nomen." 

HoBACB. Odes, III., 1, 14. 
" Death takes the mean man with the proud ; 

The fatal urn has room for aXL— (Conington.) 

*' Aequo animo e vita, quum ea non placeat, tanquam e theatre, 
exeamus." Cicero. De Finibus, J., 16, 49. 

'* If life is distasteful to us, let us leave it as calmly as though we were 
leaving the theatre." 

" Aequom est, tenere per fidem quod creditum est, 
Ne bene merenti sit male benignitas." 

Plautus. Cistellaria, Act IV, , Sc. 11.^ 94. — {Halisca.) 

" Safe to return what once is given in trust 
Is just and right ; else the benevolent 
SuflFers, who did the kindness." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Aera nitent usu ; vestis bona quaerit haberi ; 

Canescunt turpi tecta relicta situ." Ovid. Amoves, J., 8, 51. 

*' Brass shines with use ; good garments should be worn ; 
Deserted houses soon in ruins fall." 

" Aesopi ingenio statuam posuere Attici, 
Servumque collocarunt aetema in basi, 
Patere honoris scirent ut cunctis viam, 
Nee generi tribui, sed virtuti, gloriam." 

Phaedrus. Fables, II., Epilogue, 1. 

" The Athenians raised a statue to the genius of iEsop, and placed the 
slave on an imperishable pedestal, to show that the path of honour is 
open to all, and that glorj' is the attribute of worth and not of 

" Aestuat ingens 
Imo in corde pudor mixtoque insania luctu 
Et furiis agitatus amor et conscia virtus." 

Virgil, ^neid, XII., 666. 
" Fierce boils in every vein 
Indignant shame and passion blind. 
The tempest of the lover's mind, 

The soldier's high disdain." — {Conington.) 


" Aetas parentum, pejor avis, tiilit 
Nos nequiores, mox daturos 

Progeniem vitiosiorem." Hobace. Odes, IIL, 6, 46. 

" Viler than grandsires, sires beget 
Ourselves, yet baser, soon to curse 

The world with baser offspring jeV*— {Coning ton.) 

" Agamus, igitur, pingui, ut aiunt, Minerva." 

GiCEBO. De Amicitiay 7., 19. 

" Let us bring to bear our plain mother wit" 

*' Agedum virtus antecedat, tutum erit omne vestigium.'^ 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, XIIL, 6. 

' * If virtue precede us every step will be safe." 

" Agnosco veteris vestigia flammae." Virgil. JSneid, IV., 23. 

" E'en in these ashen embers cold 
I feel the spark I felt of old,**— (Coning ton.) 

*' Ah 1 crudele genus, neo fidum femina nomen ! 
Ah ! pereat, didicit fallere si qua virum ! " 

TiBULLUS. Elegies, IIL, 4, 61. 

" Ah cruel race ! ah faithless name of woman ! 
Ah, death to her who learns man to deceive." 

" Ah miser ! etsi quis prime perjuria oelat, 

Sera tamen tacitis Poena venit pedibus." 

TiBULLUS. Elegies, I., 9. 8. 

" Unhappy man ! though you at first conceal 
Your perjuries, yet punishment at last 
Creeps on with silent feet." 

** Ah t nimium faoiles, qui tristia orimina oaedis 

Fluminea toUi posse putatis aqua.'* Ovid. Fasti, II., 45. 

*'Too easy those who think that murder's stain 
May be by river water washed away." 

" Aleator, quanto in arte melior, tanto nequior." 

PuBLiLius Syrus, 502. 

"A gamester, the greater master he is in his art, the worse man he is." 

" Alia initia e fine." Pliny the Elder. Natnral History, IX., 65. 
*' From the end spring new begiuniuga," 

** Alias nationes servitutem pati poaauut ; popuU Homani rea eat propria 
libertas." OiOERO, I'hilippica, VL, 7, xk 

" Other nations may be able to euduro slavery ; but Ulvjrty U the very 
birthright of the Roman people." 

" Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis plaoent." Puwuuai'* i4YHUii» U, 

** We desire what belongs to others, while other* oovt»t ratUt>r \>wv )HVbH»auioua, 



*' Aliquis de gente hircosa Centurionum 
Dicat ; quod satis est sapio mihi, non ego euro 
Esse quod Arcesilas, aerumnosique Solones." 

Persius. Satires t IIL^ 11. 

'' Some bearded captain 
May say : ' What is enough for me I know ; 
And I have no desire to imitate 
Arcesilaus or some careworn Solon *." 

■** Aliter catuli longe olent, alitor sues." 

Pladtus. EjpidicuSt Act IV. j Sc. 11. , 9. — (PMlippa.) 

"Puppies and pigs have a very different smell." 

" Alitur vitium, vivitque tegendo, 
Dum medicas adhibere manus ad vulnera pastor 
Abnegat, aut meliora deos sedet omina poscens." 

Virgil. Georgics^ III., 454. 

" Give ills their vent, worse by concealment made, 
The while the shepherd, sitting in the shade, 
Doth supplicate the heavens above for aid." — {J. B. Boie.) 

^*Aliud est male dicere, aliud accusare. Accusatio crimen desiderat, 
rem ut definiat, hominem ut notet, argumento probet, teste con- 
firmet. Maledictio autem nihil habet propositi praeter con- 
tumeliam." Cicero. Pro CaeUo^ III., 6. 

*' To slander is one thing, to accuse another. Accusation implies definition 
of the charge, identification of the person, proof by argument, con- 
firmation by witnesses. Slander has no other object than the injury 
of a reputation." 

** Alium silere quod voles, primus sile." 

Seneca. Phaedra, 884. — {Phaedra.) 

" If you know aught another should not tell, then tell it not yourself." 

'''Alius est fructus artis, alius artificii: ajtis est fecisse quod voluit, 
artificit fecisse cum fructu. Perfecit opus suum Phidias, etiamsi 
non vendidit." Seneca. De Beneficiis, IL, 33, 2. 

" There is this difference between the products of the artist and of the 
craftsman : the artist produces what he himself finds good, the crafts- 
man what is profitable. Phidias, for instance, finished his work with 
the greatest care, even though he did not sell it." 

"** Aliusque et idem." Horace. Carmen Seculare, 10. 

" Another, yet the same." 

"" Alta sedent civilis vulnera dextrae." Lucan. Pharsalia, I., 32. 
' • Deep-seated are the wounds dealt out in civil brawls." 

^' Alter remus aquas, alter tibi radat arenas ; 

Tutus eris. Medio maxima turba mari est." 

Propertius. Elegies, IV., 2, 23 {III., 3, 23). 

" Sweep with one oar the waves, with one the sands ; 
Thus shall you safety find. The roughest seas 
Are far from land." 


*' Alter rizatur de lana saepe caprina 
Propugnat nugis armatus." Horace. Epistolae, J., 18, 15. 

" Your blunt fellow battles for a straw, 
As though he'd knock you down, or take the law." 

— {Conington,) 

" Altera manu fert lapidem, panem ostentat altera." 

Plautus. Aulularia, Act 11.^ Sc, 11,^ 18. — {EtccUo.y 

*' He shows us bread in one hand, but has a stone in the other." 

*' Alterias son sit, qui suus esse potest." 

Anonymous. Fdbulae Aesopiae^ XXL, de Bams, 22. {Printed 

with the Fables of Phaedrus and AvianicSf 
Biponti, 1784.) 

•* He who can be his own master, should not serve another." 

" Amabit sapiens, cupient caeteri." 

Apranius. Omen, Fragment L (VIL). 

" The wise man will love ; all others will desire." 

*' Amantium irae ajnoris integratio est." 

Terence. Andria, Act III,, Sc, III,, 23.— {Chremes,} 

*' Quarrels of lovers but renew their love." — {George Colman.) 

"Amici, diemperdidi." Titus. {Stcetonius, VIII. , Q,) 

"Friends, I have lost a day." 

** Amicitia semper prodest, amor et nocet." Publilius Sybus, 550. 
" Friendship is ever helpful, but love is harmful." 

" (Vulgatum illud, quia verum erat, in proverbium venit :) Amicitias 
immortales, mortal es inimicitias debere esse." 

LiVY. Histories, XL., 46. 

*• There is an old saying which, from its truth, has become proverbial, that 
friendships should be immortal, enmities mortal." 

** Amices esse fures temporis (monere solebant)." 

Bacon. De Augmentis Scientiarum, VIII,, 1. 

"Friends, they used to say, are the thieves of time." 

" Amicum perdere est damnorum maximum." 

Publilius Sybus, 552. 

" The loss of a friend is the greatest of all losses." 

*' Amicus certuB in re incerta cemitur." 

Ennius. Fragment incert,, XLIV, {XVIIL). 

" The true friend shows himself when fortune plays us false." 

'* Amittit merito proprium, qui alienum appetit." 

Phaedrus. Fables, I,, 4, 1. 

** He rightly loses his own who covets another's." 

'* Amor et melle et felle est fecundissumus." 

Plautus. Cistellaria, Act J., Sc, /., lh—{Oymnasium,) 

" Love has both gall and honey in abundance." 


"Amor non talia curat.'* Vibgil. Eclogties^ X, 28. 

*• Love cares not for such trifles." 

"Amor sceleratus habendi." Ovid. MetaTnorphoses^ L^ ISl, 

" The criminal love of riches." 

" Amoto quaeramus seria ludo." Horace. Satires^ J., 1, 27. 

"We will try 
A graver tone, and lay our joking by." — {Conington.) 

" Amphitryo, miserrima istaec miseria est servo bono, 
Apud herum qui vera loquitur, si id vi varum vincitur." 

Plautus. AmphitryOf Act II. ^ Sc. J., 43. — {Sosia.y 

" Of all grievances 
This is most grievous to a trusty servant : 
That though he tell his master truth, the truth 
He is beat out of by authority." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

*' Amphora coepit 
Institui, currente rota cur urceus exit ? " 

Horace. De Arte Poetical 21. 

•• That crockery was a jar when you began ; 
It ends a pitcher." — {Conington.) 

" Ampliat aetatis spatium sibi vir bonus. Hoc est 

Vivere bis vita posse priore frui. " Martial. Epigrams^ X., 28, 7. 

" A good man has a double span of life, 
For to enioy past life is twice to live." 

enjoy past 

" An male sarta 
Gratia nequicquam coit at rescinditur ? " 

Horace. Epistolaey I., 3, 31. 

" Is that ugly breach in your good will 
We hoped had closed, unhealed and gaping still ?" — (Conington.} 

" An nescis longas regibus esse manus ? " 

Ovid. Eeroides, XVII., 166. 

•* Know you not how long are the arms of kings ? " 

" An quisquam est alius liber, nisi ducere vitam 
Cui licet ut voluit ? Licet ut volo vivere ; non sum 
Liberior Bruto ? " Persius. Satires, V„ 83. 

" Is any other free than he who lives 
His life as he has wished ? Let me but live 
According to my will ; am I not then 
More free than Brutus ? " 

" An tu tibi 
Verba blanda esse aurum rere ? dicta docta pro datis ? " 

Plautus. Asinaria, Act III., Sc. /., 21. — (Cleaereta.) 

• ' Do you think 
A smooth persuasive tongue will pass with us 
For current coin ? or that tine subtle speeches 
Will pass for presents?" — {Bonnell Thornton.) 


*' Anima est arnica amanti ; si abest, nullus Qst ; 
Si adest, res nulla 'st, ipsus est nequam et miser." 

Plautus. Bacchides, Act IL, Sc. 11.^ 16.— {Chrysalus.) 

" A mistress is a lover's life and soul — 
He's a mere nothing when she is away— 
And if she's with him his estate will oe 
As mere a nothing just, and he himself 
An inconsiderate wretch." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Animae, quibus altera fato 
Corpora debentur, Lethaei ad fluminis undam 
Secures latices, et longa oblivia potant." 

ViEQiL. ^neidj VLj 713. 

" Those souls who for rebirth 
By Fate are destined, drink from Lethe's stream 
Draughts of forgetfulness and long oblivion." 

■** (Apros,) animal propter convivia natum." 

Juvenal. Satires, J., 141. 
" The boar, an animal for banquets bom." 

■** Animasque in volnere ponunt." 

Virgil. Georgics, IV., 238. — [Of the bee.) 

" They pierce and leave their lives within the wound." 

*^ Animi cultus ille erat ei quasi quidem humanitatis cibus." 

Cicero. De Finihus, F., 19, 54. 
" This mental culture was as it were food to his higher nature." 

^' Animi est enim omnis actio, et imago animi vultus, indices oculi." 

Cicero. De Oratore, III., 59, 221. 

' ' All action is of the mind, and the mirror of the mind is the face, its 
index the eyes." 

** Animo vidit, ingenio complexus est, eloquentia illuminavit." 

Velleius Patbrculus. Historia Romana, II., 66. 

—{Of Cicero.) 

*' His intelligence seized on a subject, his genius embraced it, his eloquence 
illuminated it." 

*<< Animula vagula, blandula, 
Hospes comesque corporis, 
Quae nunc abibis in loca ; 
Pallidula, rigidula, nuduia, 
Neo, ut soles, dabis jocos." 

Hadrian. {Aelius Spartianus, Hadriani Vita.) 

" Little, gentle, wandering soul, 
Guest and comrade of the body. 
Who departest into space, 
Naked, stiff and colourless. 
All thy wonted jests are done." 

-** (Ut facile intelligi possit) Animum et videre et audire, non eas partes 
quae quasi fenestrae sint animi." 

Cicero. Tusculanae Disputationes, I., 20, 46. 

•'It is the soul which sees and hears ; not those parts of the body which 
are, in a sense, the windows of the soul." 


" Animus aequus optimum est aerumnae condimentum." 

Plautus. Rudensj Act II. ^ Sc. III.^ 71. — {Trachalio.) 

"A contented mind is the best sauce for trouble. " 

" Aequam memento rebus in arduis 

Servare mentem." Hobacb. Odes^ IL^ 3, 1. 

' ' An equal mind when storms o'ercloud 

equal nuna wnen storms 
Maintain. " — ( Conington. 


"Animus hominis dives, non area appellari solet. Quamvis ilia sit 
plena, dum te inanem videbo, divitem non putabo." 

Cicero. Paradoxal Vl.f 1, 44. 

"It is a man's mind and not his money chest which is called rich. 
Though your coffers be full, while I see you empty, I shall never 
consider you wealthy." 

" Animus quod perdidit op tat, 
Atque in praeterita se totus imagine versat." * 

Pbtbonius Arbiter. SatyHcon^ cap. 128. 

" The mind desires always what is lost, 
Dwells ever in the shadow of the past. " 

"Ante senectutem curavi ut bene viverem ; in senectute ut bene 
moriar : bene autem mori est libenter mori." 

Seneca. Epistolae^ LXL^ 2. 

" Before old age it was my care to live well ; in old age it is my care to 
die well : for to die well is to die willingly." 

" Apertos 
Bacchus amat collis." Virgil. OeorgicSy 11.^ 112. 

" Bacchus loves the open hills." 

"Apex est autem senectutis auctoritas." 

Cicero. De Senectute,' XVII. j 60. 

"The crown of old age is authority." 

" Apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto." Virgil, ^neidj J., 118» 

" There in the vast abyss are seen 
The swimmers few and far between." — {Conington.) 

"Aptari onus viribus debet, nee plus occupari quam cui sufficere 
possimus.'* Seneca. Epistolaet CVIII.t 2. 

" The burden should be fitted to our strength, nor should more work be 
tmdertaken than we can fairly carry through. " 

"Apud ipsos fides obstinata, misericordia in promptu, sed adversua 
omnes alios hostile odium." 

Tacitus. History , 7., 5. — {Of the Jews.) 

"To each other they show an unswerving fidelity, and an ever-ready 
charity, but to all who are not of their race the bitterest hostility." 

** Apud fustitudinas ferricrepinas insulas, 
Ubi vivos homines mortui incursant boves." 

Plautus. Asinaria, Act J., Sc, L, 21. — {Lihanus.) 

" Why in Club-island, and in Rattlechain, 
Where your dead oxen gore your living men." — {Bonnell TJwrton.). 




** Apud mensam plenam homini rostrum deliges." 

Plautus. Menaechmi, Act L, Sc, J., 18. — (Pemculus.) 

"Tie the man by the beak to a well-filled table." 

••' Aqua haeret, ut aiunt." Cicero. De OJlciiSj IIL, 33, 117. 

" The water sticks, they say." 

•** Aquam a pumice nunc postulas.'* 

Plautus. Persa, Act I., Sc, I., 43. — {SagaHstio.) 

"You are trying to get water from a stone." 

Aquam hercle plorat, quom lavat, profundere." 

PiiAUTUS. Aulularia, Act II. , Sc. /T., 29. — (Strohilus.) 

• ' He will even weep 
To throw away the water he has washed with." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

Aquila non captat muscas.*' 

Proverb.' {Erasmus^ Adagiorwm Chiliades, Contemptus 

et Vilitatis.) 

** Aquila non capit muscas." 

Bacon. The Jurisdiction of the ikarshes, 
" An eagle does not catch flies." 

" (Quod dici solet,) 
Aquilae senectus." 

Terence. Heautontimorumenos^ Act III., Sc, II. ^ 9. 

— (Syrus.) 

" As the proverb goes, 
The old age or an eagle."— {George Caiman.) 

*' Arcades ambo 
Et cantare pares et respondere parati." 

Virgil. Eclogties, VII,y 4. 
"Arcadians both, who'll sing and sing in turn." 

•*' Arcanum neque tu scrutaberis ullius unquam, 
Commissumque teges, et vino tortus et ira." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 18, 37. 

" Avoid all prying ; what you're told keep back, 
Though wine or anger put you on the rack." — {Conington.) 

■**Arcus . . . 

Si nunquam cesses tendere, mollis erit." 

Ovid. Heroides, IV., 91. 

"The bow . . . 

If it be ne'er unbent, will lose its power." 

" Corrumpes arcum, semper tensum si habueris, 
At si laxaris, quum voles erit utilis." 

Phaedrus. Fables, III,, 14, 10. 

" The bow soon breaks if it be always strung ; 
Unbend it, and 'twill serve you at your need." 

** Ardua enim res famam praecipitantem retrovertere. " 

Bacon. De Atigmentis Scientiarum, VIII., 2. 

'^ 'Tis a hard thing to prop up a falling reputation. " 



** Ardua per praeceps gloria vadit iter. 
Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troia fuisset ? 
Publica virtuti per mala facta via est." 

Ovid. TrisUa, IV,, 3, 7i. 

" Steep is the road aspiring glory treads ; 
Had Troy been happy, none had Hector known ; 
But valour's path is hewn through public woes," 

Ardua res haec est opibus non tradere mores." 

Martial. Epigrams, XL, 6, 3. 

•• 'Tis a hard task not to surrender morality for riches." 

** Argentmn accepi ; dote imperium vendidi." 

Plautus. Asinaria, Act I., Sc. J., 74. — (Demaenetus.) 
*' I have taken the money : I have sold my authority for a dowry." 

" Argentum oJx«Tat." 

Plautus. Trinummtis, Act II., Sc, IV., 17. — (Stasimus.) 

"The money goes." 

** Argilla quidvis imitaberis uda." Horace. Epistolae, II., 2, 8. 

" Soft clay, you know, takes any form you please." — [Conington.) 

•* Anna impia sumpsi." Virgil. Mneid, XII., Zl, 

" I have ta'en arms in an unholy cause." 

" Arma non servant modum, 
Nee temperari facile nee reprimi potest 
Stricti ensis via." Seneca. Hercules Fwrens, 407. — (Lycus.) 

" Armed hands observe no limits. None can soothe 
Or check the drawn sword's fury." 

" Arma tenenti 
Omnia dat qui justa negat." Lucan. Pha/rsalia, L, 348. 

" To him who comes in arms 
He all things gives who justice would refuse.'* 

*• Arma virumque cano." Virgil. MmM, L, 1. 

''Arms sing I, and the man." 

'* Armat spina rosas, mella tegunt apes, 
Grescunt difficili gaudia jurgio, 
Accenditque magis, quae refugit, Venus, 
Quod flenti tuleris, plus sapit, osculum." 

Claudianus. In Nuptias Eonofii, IV., 10. 

" Thorns arm the rose, the bees their honey hide, 
And lovers' quarrels lead to keener joys ; 
The love that's half refused inflames tne more, 
Sweetest the kiss that's stol'n from weeping maid." 

"Ars adeo latet arte sua." Ovid. Metamorphoses, X., 252. 

*' So art lies hid by its own artifice." 

Ubicunque ars ostentatur, Veritas abesse videatur." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, IX., 3, 102. 

" Wherever art displays itself, there would seem to be an absenoe 
of truth." 



" Ars aemula naturae/' Apuleius. Metamorphoses, IL, 4. 

•• Art is nature's rival." 

" Artes serviunt vitae ; sapientia imperat." 

Seneca. Epistolae, LXXXV., 32. 

^' The arts are the servants of life ; wisdom its master." 

** Artibus ingenuis, quarum tibi maxima cura est, 
Pectora mollescunt, asperitasque fugit." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex PontOy I., 6, 7. 

" The nobler arts, which are thy chiefest care, 
Soften our natures and dispel all radeness." 

**Artifex est etiam oui ad exercendam artem instrumenta non sup- 
petunt." Seneca. De Beneficiis, IF., 21, 3. 

' A man may well be an artist though the tools of his craft be not in hit 

** Arva, beat a 
Petamus arva, divites et insulas, 
Beddit ubi Gererem tellus inarata quotannis, 

Et imputata floret usque vinea. ** Horace. Epodes, 16, 41. 

" Seek we those blessed fields, those islands rich, 
Where earth, though all untilled, each year doth jaeld 
Great store of grain, and where the vine, unpruned 
Yet ceases not to bloom." 

•* Arva nova Neptunia caede rubescunt." 

ViRGiri. ^neid, VIIL, 695. 

"Neptune's plains run red with new-shed blood." 

** Asperius nihil est humili, quum surgit in altum." 

Claudianus. In Eutropium, I., 181. 

"None is more severe 
Than tne low-bom, when raised to high estate." 

" Aspice, ut insignis spoliis Marcellus opimis 
Ingreditur, victorque vires supereminet omnes 1 " 

ViBGiL. JEneidy VL, 856. 
" Lo, great Marcellus ! see him tower. 
With kingly spoils in conquering power. 

The warrior host above ! " — {Conington.) 

" Assiduus in oculis hominum fuerat ; quae res minus verendos magnos 
homines ipsa satietate facit." Livy. Histories ^ XXXV., 10. 

"He was always before men's eyes; a course of action which, by in- 
creasing our familiarity with great men, diminishes our respect for 
:hem." . 

At mihi quod vivo detraxerit invida turba, 

Post obitum duplici fenore reddet honos, 
Omnia post obitum fingit majora vetustas ; 

Majus ab exsequiis nomen in ora venit." 

Pbopertius. Elegies, IV., 1, 21 (111.^ 1 and 2). 

" All that the envious herd has ta'en from me in life 
Fame will restore with interest after death ; 
For after death age all things magnifies. 
And greater sounds the buried poet's name 
Upon men's lips." 



** At non ingenio quaesitum nomen ab aevo 
Excidet ; ingenio stat sine morte decus." 

Pbopebtius. ElegieSf IF., 1, 63 (IILt 1 and 2). 

" The name by genius earned dies not with time ; 
The lustre sued by genius knows no death." 

" At nos hinc alii sitientes ibimus Afros, 
Pars Scythiam et rapidum Creta.e veniemus Oaxem, 
Et penitus toto divisos orbe Britannos." Vibgil. EclogueSj J., 66. 

** Hence some will seek out Afric's thirsty shores, 
Some Scythia, or Oaxes' rapid stream, 
Or Britain, that's from all the world shut off." 

*' At nunc desertis cessant sacraria lucis ; 

Aurum omnes victa jam pietate colunt. 
Auro pulsa fides, auro venalia jura : 

Aurum lex sequitur, mox sine lege pudor." 

Propertius. Elegies, IV., 12 (IIL, 13), 47. 

" The groves, deserted, mourn their wonted rites. 
All piety is dead : our God is Gold ; 
By Gold is faith destroyed and justice bought; 
The Law is Gold's obseauious follower, 
While modesty is of all law bereft." 

"At, pater ut gnati, sic nos debemus amici, 
Si quod sit vitium non fastidire." Horace. Satires, I., 3, 43. 

" Come let us learn how friends at friends should look, 
By a leaf taken from a father's book." — {Oonington.) 

" At qui legitimum cupiet fecisse poema, 
Gum tabulis animum censoris sumet honesti." 

Horace. Epistolae, IL, 2, 109. 

" He who meditates a work of art, 
Oft as he writes, will act the censor's part." — {Gonington.) 

*• At regina dolos (quis fallere possit amantem ?) 
Praesensit, motusque excepit prima futures, 
Omnia tuta timens." Virgil. Mneid, IV., 296. 

' ' But Dido soon — can aught beguile 
Love's watchful eye ?— perceived his wile ; 
She feels each stirring of the air, 
And e'en in safety dreads a snare." — (Gonington.) 

" At simul atras 
Yentum est Esquilias, aliena negotia centum 
Per caput et circa saliunt latus." Horace. Satires, II., 6, 32. 

' * But when I get 
To black Esquilise, trouble waits me yet : 
For other people's matters in a swarm 
Buzz round my head, and take my ears by storm." — [Gonington.) 

" Auctoritas in pondere est." 

Pliny the EiiDER. Natural History, XXXVIL, 10. 

" Authority is in weight." 



" Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid haeret." 

Bacon. De Aiigmentis ScienHarum^ VIILf 2. 

" Hurl your calumnies boldly ; something is sure to stick." 

*' Audax omnia perpeti 

Gens humana ruit per vetitum nefas." 
, Horace. OdeSf I., 3, 25. 

'< Daring all their goal to win, 
Men tread forbidden ground, and rush on sin. " — [Conmgton.) 

" Aude aliquid brevibus Gyaris, et career e dignum 
Si vis esse aliquis ; probitas laudatur et alget." 

Juvenal. Satires^ I., 73. 

" If you would be successful, something dare 
That shall deserve a little term in gaol ; 
For hon^ty is praised, and left to pine." 

" Aude, hospes, contemnere opes, et te quoque dignum 
Finge dec, rebusque veni non asper egenis.'^ 

Virgil. JEneid, VIIL, 364. 

" Thou too take courage, wealth despise. 
And fit thee to ascend the skies, 
I^ or be a poor man's courtesies 

Eejected or disdained." — {Conington.) 

Audendo magnus tegitur timor." Luc an. PharsaHa^ IV. ^ 702. 

" A show of daring oft conceals great fear." 

" Auditis ? an me ludit amabilis 
Insania ? " Horace. Odes, IIL, 4, 5. 

*• You hear me ? or is this the play 

Of fond illusion ? " — {Conington.) 

"Auferre, trucidare, rapere falsis nominibus imperium, atque ubi 
solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant." 

Tacitus. Agricola, XXX. 

"Robbery, murder, outrage are often dignified by the false name of gov- 
ernment. They make a solitude and call it peace." 

** Auream quisquis mediocritatem 
Diligit, tutus caret obsoleti 
Sordibus tecti, caret invidenda 

Sobrius aula." Horace. Odes^ II., 10, 5. 

" Who makes the golden mean his guide, 
Shuns miser's cabin, foul and dark. 
Shuns gilded roofs, where pomp and pride 
Are envy's mark. — ( Conington. ) 

'* Auras nostras audita velocius quam lecta praetereunt." 

AusoNius. IdylUay III, Hesperio filio, 

" Things that we hear pass quicker from our minds 
Than what we read." 

" Aureus banc vitam in terris Satumus agebat." 

Virgil. Georgics, 11. , 533. 

« Thus golden Saturn lived his life on earth." 


** (Immo, id quod aiimt,) Auribus teneo lupum." 

Terence. Phonnio, Act III., Sc. II., 21.^{Antipho.) 

" I have, indeed, 
As the old saying goes, a wolf by the ears."— {George Colman.) 

" Aurum et inutile, 
Summi materiem mali." Horace. Odes, III., 24, 48. 

"Useless gold, the cause of direst ilL" 

" Aurum huic olet." 

Plautus. Aulularia, Act 11. , Sc. IL, 39. — (Eticlio.) 
" He smells the money." 

*' Aurum irrepertum, et sic melius situm 
Quum terra celat, spernere fortior 
Quam cogere humanos in usus 
Omne sacrum rapiente dextra." Horace. Odes, III., 3, 49. 

* Of strength more potent to disdain 

Hid gold, best buried in the mine, 
Than gather it with hand profane. 
That for man's greed would rob a shrine."— (Conin^^on.) 

** Aurum per medios ire satellites 
Et perrumpere amat saxa, potentius 
Ictu fulmineo." Horace. Odes, III., 16, 9. 

" Grold, gold can pass the tyrant's sentinel, 
Can shiver rocks, with more resistless blow 
Than is the thunder's." — (Conington.) 

" Auscultare disce, si nescis loqui." 

PoMPONius BoNONiENsis. Asifui, Fragment I. 

** If you do not know how to talk, then learn to listen." 

" Aut amat aut edit mulier ; nil est tertium." PuBLiLins Syrus, 42. 

*' A woman either loves or hates ; there is no third course." 

-** Aut Caesar, aut nihil." Motto of Ccesar Borgia. 

* * Either Caesar or nothing. " 

" Aut nihil aut Caesar vult dici Borgia. Quidni ? 
Cum simul et Caesar possit et esse nihil." 
Jacopo Sannazaro. De Cesare Borgia (Ca/rmina Poetarum 

Italarum, Vol. VIIL,p. 444). 

** Cassar or nothing ? We are nothing loath 
Thus to acclaim him ; Caesar Borgia's both." 

** Aut ego profecto ingenio egregie ad miserias 
Natus sum, aut illud falsum est, quod volgo audio 
Dici, diem adimere aegritudinem hominibus." 

Terence. Heautontimorumenos, Act III., Sc. I., 11. 

— (Menede7nus. ) 
" Sure I'm by nature formed for misery 
Beyond the rest of human kind, or else 
'Tis a false saying, though a common one, 
That *time assuages grief*." — [George Colman.) 

*• Aut insanit homo, aut versus facit." Horace. SaMres, II., 7, 117. 
" The man is mad, or else he's making verses." 


" Aut non tentaris, aut perfice." Ovid. De Arte Amandij J., 389» 
"Set not thy hand to the task, or else complete it" 

** Aut prodesse volunt, aut delectare poetae ; 
Aut simul et jucunda et idonea dicere vitae.*' 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 333^ 
*• A bard will wish to profit or to please, 
Or, as a tertium quid, do both of these." — {Conington.) 

*' Aut virtus nomen inane est 
Aut decus et pretium recte petit experiens vir." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 17, 41^ 
"Virtue's a mere name, 
Or 'tis high venture that achieves high aim." — (Conington.)- 

" Auxilia humilia firma consensus faeit." Publilius Syrub, 43. 

'• Unity of aim gives strength to the feeblest aid." 

" Avaritia vero senilis quid sibi velit non intelligo. Potest enim quid- 
quam esse absurdius quam quo minus viae restat, eo plus viatici 
quaerere ? " Cicero. De Senectute, XVIIL, 66. 

'• I can never understand avarice in an old man. For what can be more 
absurd than to add more and more to the provision for your journey 
as you draw nearer to its end ? " 

" Avaritiam si tollere vultis, mater ejus est toUenda, luxuries." 

Cicero. De Oratore, II., 40, 171. 

"If you would banish avarice, you must first banish luxury, the mother 
of avarice." 

** Avarus animus nuUo satiatur lucro." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XCIV,, 43. 
•* No wealth can satisfy the avaricious mind." 

" Crescit amor nummi quantum ipsa pecunia crevit." 

Juvenal. Satires, ZJ7., 139. 

•* The love of money grows with growing wealth." 

"Ave, Imperator, morituri te salutant." Suetonius, T., 21. 

" Hail, Caesar ! those about to die salute you." 

" Avia tunc resonant avibus virgulta canoris." 

Virgil. Oeorgics, 11. , 328. 

"Through every pathless copse resounds the song-bird's lay." 

" Avidis, avidis Natura parum est." 

Seneca. Hercules Oetaeus, 636 (Chorus), 
" The world itself is too small for the covetous." 

" Avidos vicinum funus ut aegros 
Exanimat, mortisque metu sibi parcere cogit ; 
Sic teneros animos aliena opprobria saepe 
Deterrent vitiis." Horace. Satires, J., 4, 126. 

' ' Sick gluttons of a next-door funeral hear, 
And learn self-mastery in the school of fear : 
And so a neighbour's scandal many a time 
Has kept young minds from running into crime." 



" Balatro, suspendens omnia naso, 
Haec est conditio vivendi, aiebat." Hobace. Satires. 11.^ 8, 64. 

•• Balatro, with his perpetual sneer, 
Cries : ' Such is life '." — {Conington.) 

** Beatus autem esse sine virtute nemc potest.'" 

CiCEBO. De Natura Deorum^ I., 18, 48. 

** No one can be happy without virtue." 

" In virtute posita est vera felicitas.'' 

Seneca. De Vita Beaia, XFL, 1. 

" True happiness is centred in virtue." 

** Beatus enim nemo dici potest extra veritatem projectus." 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, V., 2. 

• ' No one can be called happy who is living a life of falsehood." 


Beatus est nemo qui ea lege vivit, ut non modo impune, sed etiam 
cum summa interfectoris gloria interfici potest." 

CiCEBO. Philippica, /., 14, 35. 

' ' No one is happy who lives such a life that his murder would be no crime, 
but would rather redound to the credit of his murderer." 

** Beatus ille qui, procul negotiis, 
Ut prisca gens mortalium, 
Paterna rura bo bus exercet suis, 

Solutus omni foenore." Hobace. Epodes, IL^ 1. 

" Happy is he who, far from business cares, 
Living the life of our first ancestors, 
Ploughs with his oxen the paternal farm, 
Without a thought of mortgage or of debt." 

** Bella gerant alii ; Protesilaus amet." Ovid. HeroideSy XIIL, 84. 
*' Leave war to others ; 'tis Protesilaus' part to love." 

" Bella gerant alii, tu, felix Austria, nube I 

Nam quae Mars aliis, dat tibi regna Venus.' 

Matthias Cobvinus of Hungaby. {Quoted in a 
footnote to Ch. I. of Sir W, Stirling Maxwell's 
" Cloister Life of Charles the Fifth ".) 

*• Blest Austria, though others war, for thee the marriage vow. 
Through Mars let others hold their realm, by Venus' favour 

*' Bella, horrida bella, 
Et Tybrim multo spumantem sanguine cerno." 

ViBGiL. ^neid, Fl.y 86. 

• • War, dreadful war, and Tiber's flood 
I see incarnadined with blood." — {Conington.) 

*' Bellaque matribus 
Detestata." Hobace. OdeSy /., 1, 24. 

" Battle, by the mother's soul abhorred." — {Conington.) 



" Bellum autem ita suscipiatur, ut nihil aliud nisi pax quaesita videsi- 
tur." Cicero. De 0#ciis, I., 23, 80-8. 

" We should so enter upon war as to show that our only desire is peace." 

*• Paritur pax belle." Cobnelius Nepos. Epaminondas, V. 
" Peace is begotten of war." 

'* Bellum cum captivis at f eminis gerere non soleo ; armatus sit oportet, 
quem oderim." 

QuiNTUS CuRTius. De Bebus Gestis Alexandri Magn% 

/r., 11, 17. 

" I war not with captives and women ; he whom my hate pursues, must 
carry arms." 

" Bellum est enim sua vitia nosse." Cicero. Ad Atticuniy IL, 17, 2. 
" It is a great thing to know our own vices." 

'* Bellus homo at magnus vis idem, Cotta, videri ; 
Sad qui ballus homo ast, Cotta, pusillus homo est.** 

Martial. EpigramSy /., 9, 1 (/., 10, 1). 

" Poor Cotta tries to seem at once a great man, and a pretty. 
But Cotta, sure, a pretty man is nothing else than petty. 

" Belua multorum as capitum." Horace. EpistoloBy /., 1, 76. 

" Thou art a many-headed beast." 

** Bana consultum inconsultum est, si inimicis sit usui, 
Neque potest, quin, si id inimicis usui 'st, obsit mihi." 

Plautus. Miles OloriosuSy Act Ill.y Sc, /., 6. — {Palaestrio,) 

" What is well advised is ill advised, 
The foe if it advantage ; it can't be 
But me it hurteth, if it profit him." 

— (Bonnell Thornton.) 

** (Et) ' Bene * discedens dicat ' placidaqua quiascas,* 
Terraqua securaa sit super ossa levis." 

TiBULLUS. Elegies, Il.y 4, 49. 

'• Well may you rest, in peace and free'd from care. 
And may the earth lie light upon your bones." 

" Ossa quieta, precor, tuta requiescite in uma, 
Et sit humus cineri non onerosa tuo.** 

Ovid. AmoreSy IIL, 9, 67. 

" Calm be your rest, and undisturbed your tomb ; 
Upon your ashes may the earth lie light." 

" Sit tibi terra lavis, moUique tegaris arena." 

Martial. EpigramSy JX., 30, 11. 
" Light lie the soil upon you, soft be the earth that covers you." 

' ' Bane si amico f eceris 
Ne pigaat fecisse ; ut potius pudeat si non facaris." 

Plautus. TrinummiiSy Act Il.y Sc. Il.y 66. — (Lysiteles.) 

" To show 
A kindness to a friend is not to blame ; 
'Twere a shame rather not to do it." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 


"Benefaota male locata malefacta arbitror.'* 

ENimjs. Fragment vncert.j XLV. (XV L). 
" Benefits ill bestowed are rather injuries." 

*' Beneficia eo usque laeta sunt, dum vldentur exsolvi posse : ubi multum 
antevenere pro gratia odium redditur/' 

Tacitus. Annals^ IV., 18. 

"Benefits received are a delight to us, as long as we think we can requite 
them ; when that possibility is far exceeded, they are repaid with 
hatred instead of gratitude. " — [Church and Brodribb.) 

" Beneficia in vulgus cum largiri institueris, 
Perdenda sunt multa, ut semel ponas bene." 

Qiioted by Seneca. De Beneficiis, /., 2, 1. 

•• When you begin to distribute largess broadcast, you will make many 
bad investments for one good one." 

** Beneficium accipere, libertatem vendere est." Publilius Sybus,49. 

"To accept a favour is to sell your liberty." 

" Beneficium dando accepit, qui digno dedit." Pubolius Sybus, 60. 
"He accepts a favour who confers one on a worthy object." 

" Beneficium non est, cujus sine rubore meminisse non possum." 

Seneca. De BeneficUs, II., 8, 2. 

" A favour which I cannot recall without a blush is no favour." 

" (Inopi beneficium) Bis dat qui dat celeriter." 

Publilius Syrus, 226. 
" To the poor a timely gift is doubly blest" 

" Bis dat qui cite dat." 
Bacon. Speech on talcing his place in Chancery, 1th May, 1617. 

" He gives twice who gives quickly." 

" Bis vincit qui se vincit in victoria." Publilius Syrus, 64. 

" He conquers twice who upon victory overcomes himself." — (Bacon.) 

" Boeotum in crasso jurares aere natum." 

Horace. Epistolae, II,, 1, 244. 

"You'd swear 
*Twas bom and nurtured in Boeotian air." — (Conington.) 

" Bona malis paria non sunt, etiam pari numero." 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History, VII., 41. 

"The good things of this life never counterbalance the evils, though they 
may equal them in number." 

" Bonarum rerum consuetude pessima est." Publilius Syrus, 70. 
" It is a very bad thing to become accustomed to good fortune." 

" Boni pastoris esse tondere pecus, non deglubere (scripsit)." 

Tiberius. (Stietonius, III., 82.) 

"The good shepherd should shear, but not flay his sheep." 
" Bonis nocet quisquis pepercerit malis." Publilius Syrus, 564. 

" Bonis nocet qui malis parcet." Seneca. De Moribiis, 114. 
•' He who spares the wcked injures the good." 


•* Bonis quod bene fit, haud perit." 

Plautus. RudenSy Act TT., Sc. III., 2. — (Trachalio.) 

" Kindness on good men is not thrown away." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Bono imperatori haud magni fortunam momenti esse ; mentem 
rationemque dominari." Livy. Histories, XXII., 25. 

" Luck is at little muuieut to the great general, for it is under the control 
of his intellect and his judgment." 

** Bono ingenio me esse omatam, quam auro, multo mavolo : 
Aurum fortuna invenitur, natura ingenium bonum ; 
Bonam ego, quam beatam, me esse nimio dici mavolo." 

Plautus. Poenulics, Act I., Sc. II., 88. — (Adelphasium.) 

•'la good disposition far prefer 
To gold ; for gold's the gift of fortune ; goodness 
Of disposition is the gift of nature. 
Rather than wealth, may I be blessed with virtue." 

— {Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Bono vinci satius est, quam malo more injuriam vincere." 

SALiiUST. Jtcgu/rtha, XLII, 

" It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer." 

" Bonum est fugienda aspicere in alieno malo." 

PuBLiLius Sybus, 76. 

" It is good to learn what to avoid by studying the misfortunes of others." 

" Bonum est pauxillum amare sane ; insane non bonum est.'' 

Plautus. CurcuUo, Act I., Sc. III., 20. — (PaUnurus.) 

*' 'Tis good to love a little, and discreetly : 
*Tis bad to love to a degree of madness." 

— {Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Bonus animus in mala re, dimidium est mali. " 

Plautus. Pseiidolus, Act I, Sc, V., 37. — (Callipho.) 

" If against evil fortune you are bold, 
Then half the evil's gone." 

" Bonus judex damnat improbanda, non odit." 

Seniica. De Ira, I., 16, 7. 

"The upright judge condemns the crime, but does not hate the criminal." 

"Breve enim tempus aetatis, satis longum est ad bene honesteque 
vivendum." Cicero. De Senectute, XIX., 70. 

'• Our span of life is brief, but it is long enough for us to live well and 

« Brevis a natura nobis vita data est : at memoria bene redditae vitae 
sempitema." Cicebo. Philippica, XIV,, 12, 32. 

•' Short is the life which nature has given us : but the memory of a life 
nobly laid down is eternal." 

" Brevis esse laboro, 
Obaourus fio." Horace. De Arte Poetica, 25. 

" I prove obscure in trying to be terse." — (Conington.) 



" Brevissima ad divitias per contemptum divitiarum via est." 

Seneca. Epistolaey LXII.f 3. 
" The shortest road to wealth lies through the contempt of wealth." 

<* Cadit ira metu." Ovid. AmoreSy II. y 13, 4. 

•' Fear wipes out wrath." 

** Caedimus, inque vicem praebemus crura sagittis : 
Vivitur hoc pacto." Persius. Satires, IF., 42. 

" Misled by rage our bodies we expose, 
And while we give, forget to ward, the blows ; 
This, this is me^—{Gifford.) 

^*Caesarem se, non regem esse (respondit)." 

Julius G^esab. {StietoniuSy I. , 79.) 
" I am no king, but Caesar." 

** Calamitas virtutis occasio est." Seneca. De Providentia, IF., 6. 
" Misfortune is virtue's opportunity." 

"Candida de nigris, et de candentibus atra." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, XL, 315. 
•' He makes black white, and white he turns to black." 

" Candida pax homines, trux decet ira feras." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, III, 602. 

•' Let white-robed peace be man's divinity ; 
Rage and ferocity are of the beast." 

** (Adjicit deinde, quod apud Bactrianos vulgo usurpabant :) Canem 
timidum vehementius latrare quam mordere : altissima quaeque 
flumina minimo sono labi." 

QuiNTUs CuRTius. De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni, 

VII., 4, 13. 

" The cur's bark is worse than his bite ; the deepest rivers flow most 

" Cantet, amat quod quisque ; levant et carmina curas." 

Calpurnius. Eclogties, I., 19. 
*' Let each one sing his love, for song will banish care." 

** Captum te nidore suae putat ille culinae." 

Juvenal. Satires, V., 162. 

** He thinks you a vile slave, drawn by the smell 
Of his warm kitchen." — (Gifford.) 

** Carmina Paullus emit ; recitat sua carmina Paullus. 
Nam quod emas, possis dicere jure tuum." 

Martial. Epigrams, II., 20, 1. 

• ' Paullus buys poems ; his own poems he'll recite. 
For what he buys is surely his by right." 

** Carpe viam et susceptum perfice munus I " 

Virgil, ^neid, VL, 629. 

** Now to the task for which we came : 

Come, make we speed." — [Conington.) 


" Casta ad virum matrona parendo imperat." Publilius Sybus, S3^ 
•* A virtuous wife rules her husband by obeying him.** 

** Causa finita est." 

St. Augustine. Sermo CXXXI, 10. — {Of the Pelagian Controversy,} 

" The argument is at an end." 

*' (Quae tantum accenderit ignem) 
Causa latet ; duri magno sed amore dolores 
Pollute, notumque, furens quid foemina possit, 
Triste per augurium Teucrorum pectora ducunt." 

ViEGiL. ^neidj 7., 5. 

" What cause has lit so fierce a flame 
They know not ; but the panes of shame 
From great love wronged, and what despair 
Can make a baffled woman dare, 
All this they know, and knowing tread 
The paths of presage, vague and dread." — (Conington.) 

*' Causa latet ; vis est notissima (fontis).'* 

Ovid. MetamorphoseSf /F., 287. 

"The cause is hidden ; the effect is visible to all." 

*' Cavendum est etiam, ne major poena, quam culpa sit ; et ne iisdent 
de caussis aJii plectantur, alii ne appellentur quidem." 

Cicero. De OfficUSy /., 25, 89. 

" We must take care that the punishment is not in excess of the crime, and 
that it is not inflicted on some only, while others equally guilty are not 
even brought to trial.'* 

" Cavete, per decs immortales I patres conscripti, ne spe praesentis 
pacis perpetuam pacem amittatis." 

Cicero. Philippicay VIL^ 8, 26. 

** For heaven's sake beware, lest in the hope of maintaining peace now, we 
lose the chance of a lasting peace hereafter." 

^* Cedant anna togae, concedat laurea laudi." 

Cicero. De OfficiiSy /., 22, 77. 

**Let the sword yield to the gown, let the laurel give place to honest 

"Cedat, opinor, Sulpioi, forum castris, otium militiae, stilus gladio,. 
umbra soli : sit denique in civitate ea prima res, propter qusjn 
ipsa est civitas omnium princeps. " 

Cicero. Pro Mureruiy XJV.y 30. 

" Let the market yield to the camp, peace to war, the pen to the sword, the 
shade to the sunshine ; let us give the first place in the state to that 
which has made the state what it is, — the ruler of the world." 

" Cede repugnanti ; cedendo victor abibis." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandiy 11. y 197. 

" Give way to your opponent ; thus will you gain the crown of victory." 


** Cedimus, an subitum luctando acoendimus ignem ? 
Gedamus. Leve fit, quod bene fertur, onus. 
Vidi ego jactatas mota face crescere flanunas, 
Et vidi nullo ooncutiente mori." Ovid. Amores, /., 2, 9.^ 

" By fighting 'gainst desire we but allume 
The sadden spark of love. Best yield ; for thus 
The burden of our passion lighter grows. 
The brandished torch bums with a fiercer fiame ; 
But cease to brandish it, the fire dies." 

" Cedunt Grammatici, vincuntur Bhetores, omnis 
Turba tacet, nee causidicus, nee praeco loquatur, 
Altera nee mulier : verborum tanta cadit vis." 

Juvenal. Satires, 7/., 438.. 
" Grammarians yield, 
Loud rhetoricians, baffled, quit the neld ; 
Even auctioneers and lawyers stand aghast, 
And not a woman speaks ! — So thick and fast 
The wordy shower descends." — {Gifford.) 

*' Censen' te posse reperire ullam mulierem, 
Quae careat culpa ? an quia non delinquunt viri ? " 

Terence. Hecyra, Act JF., Sc, IV., 40. — (Laches.) 

"Do you think 
To find a woman without any fault ? 
Or is't because the men are ne'er to blame ? " — {George Colman. ) 

** Centum doctum hominum eonsilia sola haec devincit Dea 
Fortuna. Atque hoc verum est : proinde ut quisque fortuna utitur^ 
Ita praecellet, atque exinde sapere eum omnes dicimus." 

PiiAUTUs. Pseudolus, Act II., Sc, III., 12. — (Psetidolics.} 

" The goddess Fortune 
Frustrates the counsels of a hundred wise heads. 
And 'tis but truth — the man who knows to use 
His fortune, he surpasses all : by all 
Is therefore called a man of understanding." — (Bonnell Thornton.y 

** Cereus in vitium fleoti, monitoribus asper." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 163. 
' " Pliant as wax to those who lead him wrong. 

But all impatience with a faithful tongue." — (Conington.) 

" Gerta amittimus, dum ineerta petimus." 

PiiAUTUs. PseudoluSy Act II., Sc. III., 19. — (Psetidoltis.} 
"We lose a certainty and grasp a shadow." — {Bonnell TTiamion.) 

*' Certa res *st 
Me usque quaerere illam, quoquo hinc abducta est gentium ; 
Neque mihi ulla obsistet amnis, neque mons, neque adeo mare ; 
Nee ealor, nee frigus metuo, neque ventum neque grandinem ; 
Imbrem perpetiar ; laborem subferam, solem, sitim. 
Non concedam, neque quiescam usquam noctu neque interdius 
Prius profecto quam aut amicam aut mortem investigavero.'* 

Plautus. Mercator, Act V., Sc IL, 16. — {Eutychus,} 

"I'm resolved 
To seek her over all the world. No river, 
Mountain, or sea shall bar my way. I fear 
Nor heat, nor cold, nor wind, nor hail. Let rain 
Descend in torrents and the scorching sun 
Parch me with thirst, I will endure it all. 
No rest, no respite night or day I'll take, 
Till I have lost my life, or found my love." — {Bonnell Thornton.)* 


** Certaminis gaudia." 

(Attila at the battle of Chalons.) Jordanus op Ravenna. De 
Getarum origine. Cap. XXXIX. (Migne's Patrologiae 

Cursus, Vol. LXIX., 416). 

*' The joys of battle." 



Certum est quia impossibile est." 

Tertullian. De Came Christie V, 

*' It is certain, because it is impossible." 

{Probably (he origin of the phrase " Credo quia impossibile ".) 

(At) Ghartis nee furta nocent, nee saecula prosunt ; 
Solaque non norunt haec monumenta mori." 

Martial. Epigrams^ X.j 2, 11. 

" No thefts can mar our poems, nor centuries aid ; 
Yet we can build no other monument 
That shall be deathless." 

** Chimaera bombinans in vacuo." Rabelais. Pantagruel, 11,^ 7. 
" A chimaera buzzing in a vacuum." 

*• Cibi condimentum esse famem (dicit)." 

Cicero. De FinibuSj ILj 28, 90. 

•* Hunger is the best sauce." 

** Cicerone secundo 
Non opus est, ubi fantur opes." 

JosEPHUs IscANus. De Bella Trcjano^ ///., 251. 

" We need no Cicero to plead our cause, 
When riches speak for us." 

*' Citharoedus 
Ridetur, chorda qui semper oberrat eadem." 

Horace. De Arte PoeOca, 365. 

•' The harp-player, who for ever wounds the ear 
With the same discord, makes the audience jeer."— (Cowm^ton.) 

^* Citius venit periculum cum contemnitur." Publilius Syrus, 88. 
•• The danger we despise is the quickest upon us." 

^* Cite enim exarescit lacrima, praesertim in alienis malis." 

Cicero. De Partiticme Oratoria^ XVIL^ 57. 

•' Our tears are quickly dried, especially when they are shed over others 

** Civis Romanus sum." Cicero. In Verrem, Il.^V.y 57, 147. 

" I am a Roman citizen." 

^' Clarior est solito post maxima nubila phebus ; 
Post inimicitias clarior est et amor." 
liANGLAND. Piers the Plowman (SkeaVs ed.)^ Pass., XXL, 154. 

" The sun shines brightest after heaviest clouds, 
And after quarrels love but brighter glows." 


" Clienteis sibi omnes volunt esse multos ; 
Bonine an maJi sint, id baud quaeritant ; 
Res magis quaeritur, quam clientimn 
Fides quojusmodi clueat." 

Plautus. Menaechmi, Act IV. ^ Sc, II. ^ 4. — {Menaechmus 

Surreptiis. ) 

** All wish to have a number of dependents, 
But little care whether thejr^re good or bad. 
Their riches, not their qualities, they mind." 

— {Bonnell Thornton.} 

" (Denique) Coelesti sumus omnes semine oriundi." 

Lucretius. De Berum Natvra, II. , 990. 

** All are descended from a heavenly stock." 

** Goelestis ira quos premit, miseros fax^it ; 
Humana nullos." Seneca. Hercules Oetaeus^ 442. 

• • Unhappy is their lot whom heavenly ire 
Pursues ; but none need fear the wrath of man." 

" Coelo fulgebat Luna serene 
Inter minora sidera." Horace. Erodes, XV., 1. 

'* The moon was shining in a cloudless sky 
Among the lesser lights." 

"Cogi qui potest nescit mori." 

Seneca. Hercules Furens, 431. — (Megara.) 

' ' The man who Avill yield to compulsion knows not how to die." 

** Comes atra premit sequiturque fugacem." 

Horace. Satires, 11., 7, 115. 

*' The black dog follows you, and hangs 
Close on your flying skirts with himgry fangs." — (Conington.) 

" Comes facundus in via pro vehiculo est." Publilius Syrus, 91. 
" A talkative companion on a journey is as good as a coach." 

** Commodius esse opinor duplici spe utier." 

Terence. Phormio, Act IV., Sc. II., 13. — {Oeta.) 

" I think it more convenient to have two strings to my bow." 

" Communi enim fit vitio naturae, ut invisis, latitantibus, atque incog- 
nitis rebus magis confidamus, vehementiusque exterreamur." 

C-aESAR. De Bella Civili, II., 14. 

"It is a common, but natural failing of mankind, in regard to the unseen, 
the hidden, and the unknown, to err on the side either of over-confi- 
dence, or of undue apprehension." 

** Communia esse amicorum inter se omnia." 

Terence. Adelphi, Act V., Sc. III., 17. — (Micio.) 

" All things are common among friends." 

"Compedes, quas ipse fecit, ipsus ut gestet faber." 

AusoNius. IdylUa, VI., Paulo , 6. 

" Let the smith wear the fetters which he himself has made." 


*** Compesce clamorem ac sepulchri 

Mitte supervacuos honores." Hobace. Odes, IL, 20, 23. 

' ' All clamorous grief were waste of breath, 

And vain tne tribute of a grave."— (Conington.) 

*' Componitur orbis 
Begis ad exemplum : nee sic inflectere sensus 
Hiimanos edicta valent, at vita regentis. 
Mobile mutatur semper cum principe vulgus." 

CiiAUDiANUS. De Qttarto Consulatu Honorn, 299. 

••The world 
Is fashioned on the pattern of the king. 
Men's minds are moulded rather by his life 
Than by his laws, and as his fancies change 
So change the fickle crowd." 

" Comprime motus, 
Nee tibi quid liceat, sed quid fecisse decebit, 
Occurrat, mentemque domet respectus honesti." 

Claudianus. De Qttarto Consulatu Honoriif 266. 

" Restrain your impulses, and let your guide 
Be what is fitting, not what laws allow, 
Your mind controlled by reverence for the right." 

■** Concordia parvae res cresount, discordia maximae dilabuntur." 

Sallust. Jtigurtha^ X. 

" Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces 
through discord." 

" Confiteor, si quid prodest delicta fateri." Ovid. Amores^ IL, 4, 3. 

'• I will confess ; if it advantages 
In aught to own one's faults." 


Conjugium vocat, hoc praetexit nomine culpam." 

Virgil, ^neid, IV., 172 

'• She calls it marriage now ; such name 
She chooses to conceal her shame." — [GoningtonJ) 

•" Consanguineus Leti Sopor." Virgil, ^neid, FL, 278. , 

•• Sleep, the brother of Death." 

*♦ Stulte, quid est somnus gelidae nisi mortis imago ? " 

Ovid. AmoreSy IL, 9, 41. 

•• fool, what else is sleep but chill death's likeness ? " 

•** Conscia mens recti famae mendacia risit." Ovid. Fasti, IV. , 311. 

•• The mind that's conscious of its rectitude, 
Laughs at the lies of rumour. " 

■•* Consilia calida et audacia prima specie laeta, tractatu dura, eventu 
tristia esse (dixit)." Livy. Histories, XXXV., 32. 

• ' Such rash and impetuous schemes are at first sight alluring, but are 
difficult of execution, and in the result disastrous." 


'^^ Gonsilia qui dant prava cautis hominibus, 
£t perdunt operam, et deridentor torpiter." 

Phaedbub. Fables, /., 25, 1. 

" Those who to prudent men give bad advice 
But lose theii' pains, for laughter is their price. 


^' Consiliis nox apta ducuia, lux aptior armis." 

Caius Rabibius. Fragment 

r* Night is the time for counsel, day for arms." 

-*' Constat autem jus nostnim aut ex scripto aut ex non scripto." 

JuBTninAN. Institutes, /., 2, 3. 

" Our law consists of the written and the unwritten." 

"** Consuetudinis magna vis est." 

CiC£BO. Tusculanae Disputationes, IL, 17, 40. 

*' Great is the force of habit." 

** Consuetudine quasi alteram quandam naturajn effici." 

CiCEBO. De Finilms, F., 25, 74. 

" Habit produces a kind of second nature." 

** Consuetude enim, si prudenter et perite inducatur, fit revera 
(ut vulgo dicitur) altera natura." 

Bacon. De Augmentis Scientiarum, VI IL, 3. 

" For habit, if it be guided with care and skill, becomes in truth, 
as the well-known saying is. a second nature." 

^* (Quod superest) Consuetudo concinnat amorem ; 
Nam, leviter quamvis, quod crebro tunditur ictu, 
Yincitur in longo spatio tamen, atque labascit. 
Nonne vides etiam guttas, in saxa cadenteis, 
Humoris longo in spatio pertundere saxa ? " 

Lucretius. De Rerum Natura, IF., 1278. 

' ' Close comradeship to warm affection leads ; 
Aught that is struck with e'er so light a blow, 
Yet oft repeated, must at last give way ; 
And falling, drop by drop, in many days 
"Water at last will pierce the hardest stone." 

" Fac tibi consuescali. Nil adsuetudine majus." 

Ovid. De Arte Atnandi, IL, 345. 

"Accustom her to your companionship. There's nought more 
powerful than custom." 

** Consules fiunt quotannis et novi proconsules : 
Solus aut rex aut poeta non quotannis nascitur." 

Flobus. De Qualitate Vitae, Fragment VIIL 

** FAch year new consuls and proconsuls are made ; but not every year is 
a king or a poet bom." 

(Perhaps the origin of " Poeta nascitur, turn Jit ".) 


•* Consulque non unius anni 

Sed quotiens bonus atque fidus 
Judex honestum praetulit utili et 
Rejecit alto dona nocentium 

Vultu." Horace. Odes^ IV., 9, 39. 

" A consul not of one brief year, 
But oft as on the judgment seat 
You bend the expedient to the right, 

Turn haughty eyes from bribes away." — (Conington.) 

" Contemnuntur ii, qui nee sibi nee alteri, ut dicitur ; in quibus nullus 
labor, nulla industria, nulla cura est." 

Cicero. De Officiis, II., 10, 36. 

•• We despise those who, as the saying goes, are no good either to them- 
selves or to any one else ; who are neither laborious, nor industrious, 
nor careful." 

" Contemptu famae contemni virtutes." Tacitus. Annals, IV., 88. 
•• To despise fame is to despise merit." — {Church and Brodribh.) 

" Conticuere omnes, intentique ora tenebant. 
Inde toro pater Aeneas sic orsus ab alto : 

Infandum, Regina, jubes renovare dolorem, 
Trojanas ut opes et lamentabile regnum 
Eruerint Danai ; quaeque ipse miserrima vidi, 
Et quorum pars magna fui. Quis talia fando 
Myrmidonum Dolopumve aut duri miles Ulixi 
Temperet a lacrimis ? " Virgil. JSneid, II., 1. 

'• Each eye was fixed, each lip compressed, 
"When thus began the heroic guest : 
' Too cruel, lady, is the pain 
You bid me thus revive again ; 
How lofty Ilium's throne august 
Was laid by Greece in piteous dust, 
The woes I saw with these sad eyne. 
The deeds whereof large part was mine 
What Argive, when the tale were told, 
What Myrmidon of sternest mould, 
What foe from Ithaca could hear, 
And grudge the tribute of a tear ? ' " — {Conington.) 

*' Contra potentes nemo est munitus satis ; 
Si vero accessit consiliator maleficus, 
Vis et nequitia quidquid oppugnant, ruit." 

Phaedbus. Fables, II., 6, 1. 

** Against the mighty none are fully armed ; 
Join but with them an evil counsellor. 
Opposed to might and malice nought can stand.^*' 

" Contra verbosos noli contendere verbis : 
Sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia paucis." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribus, L, 10. 

'* Against a chatterer wage no wordy war ; 
To all is g^ven speech, wisdom to few." 


« Coram rege suo de paupertate tacentes 
Plus poscente ferent." Hobace. ^jnstoZo^, /., 17, 43. 

<* Those who have tact their poverty to mask 
Before their chief, get more than those who ask." 

— {Conington.) 

.** Corpus patiens inediae, algoris, vigiliae, supra quam cuiquam credibile 
est : animus audax, subdolus, varius ; cujuslibet rei simulator ac 
dissimulator ; alieni appetens, sui profusus ; ardens in cupiditati- 
bus : satis eloquentiae, sapientiae parum : vastus animus im- 
moderata, incredibilia, nimis alta semper cupiebat." 

Sallust. GaMlma^ 5. 

*• Physically, he was capable, in an incredible degree, of doing without 
food, warmth, and sleep ; mentally, he was daring, crafty, versatile ; 
ready at {dl times to feign a virtue or dissemble a vice ; hungering 
after the weaJth of others, while prodigal of his own ; a man of fiery 
passions ; of some eloquence, but little iudffment ; an insatiable mind, 
for ever striving after the immeasurable, tne inconceivable, the inac- 

<« Coiruptissima republica plurimae leges.'' Tacitus. Annals, III., 27. 

** The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." 

*^ (Hie dies anno redeunte festus) 
Corticem astrictum pice demovebit 
Amphorae fumum bibere institutae 

Consule Tullo." Horace. Odes, IIL, 8, 10. 

•* So when the holiday comes round. 
It sees me still the rosin clear 
From this my wine jar, first embrowned 

In Tullus' year." — (Conington.) 

" Corvo quoque rarior albo." Juvenal. Satires, VII., 202. 

" Rarer than a white crow." 

"Crambe repetita." Juvenal. SaHres, VII,,1^. 

" Twice cooked cabbage." 

"' Cras amet qui nunquam amavit, quique amavit eras amet." 

Pervigilium Veneris, 1 (Authorship uncertain), 

*' To-morrow let him love who ne'er has loved. 
And him who once has loved to-morrow love.'* 

" Cras "vlves : hodie jam vivere, Posthume, serum est. 
Ille sapit, quisquis, Posthume, vixit heri." 

Martial. Epigrams, V,, 58, 7. 

•• You'll live to-morrow ? E'en to-day's too late ; 
He is the wise man who lived yesterday." 

*^ Gredat Judaeus Apella, 
Non ego." Horace. Sati/res, I., 6, 100. 

" Tell the crazed Jews such miracles as these,*'— {Conington.) 

** Orede mihi, bene qui latuit, bene vixit ; et intra 
Fortunam debet quisque manere suam." 

Ovid. Tristia, TIL, 4, 25. 

*' Well doth he live who lives retired, and keeps 
His wants within the limit of his means." 


*' Crede mihi, miseris coelestia numina parcunt, 

Nee semper laesos et sine fine premunt." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, III., 6, 21. 

" Those who are suffering e'en the gods will spare, 
And grant them at the last surcease from pain." 

" Crede mihi, quamvis ingentia, Posthume, dona 
Auctoris pereunt garrulitate sui." 

Martial. Epigrams, F., 52, 7. 

*'Belieye me, Postumus, though rich the gifts, 
The giver's chatter makes them nothing worth." 

** Crede ratem ventis, animam ne crede puellis, 
Namque est feminea tutior unda fide," 

Pbtbonius Arbiter, or Quintus Cicero. De MuUerum 
levitate. — {Ed. Michael HadrianideSf Avisterdam, 1669.) 

'• Trust thy bark to the winds, trust not thy soul to woman. 
More safely canst thou trust the sea than woman's word." 

" Crede vigori 
Femineo : castum hand superat labor ullus amorem." 

SiLius Itaucus. Punica, IIL^ 112. 

•• Doubt not a woman's power to aid ; no toil 
Can daunt a pure affection." 

** Credebant hoc grande nefas, et morte piandum 
Si juvenis vetulo non assurrexerat." Juvenal. Satires, XIII., 64. 

•* 'Twas a crime 
Worthy of death, such awe did years engage, 
If manhood rose not up to reverend age." — {Gifford.) 

** Credite posteri." Horace. Odes, II., 19, 2. 

"Believe it, after years ! " — {Conington.) 

" Oredula res amor est. Utinam temeraria dicar 

Criminibus falsis insimulasse vimm ! " Ovid. Heroides, VI., 21. 

" Love is too prone to trust. Would I could think 
My charges false and all too rashly made." 

*' Crescentem sequitnr cura pecuniam 

Majommque fames." Horace. Odes, III., 16, 17. 

'• As riches grow, care follows : men repine 
And thirst for more." — (Conington.) 

" Crescit cum amplitudine rerum vis ingenii, nee quisquam claram et 
illustrem orationem efficere potest, nisi qui causam parem in- 
venit." Tacitus. De Oratoribtis, XXXVII. 

"The power of genius increases with the wealth of material at its com- 
mand. No one can hope to deliver a great and epoch-making speech, 
unless he has found a subject worthy of his eloquence. " 

"Crescit indulgens sibi dirus hydrops." Horace. Odes, II. , 2, 13. 
•' Indulgence bids the dropsy grow." — (Conington.) 

" Crocodili lacrimae." 

Proverbial Expression. — (Erasmus, Chiliades Adagiorum, 

'' Simulatio'\) 
" Crocodile's tears." 


*• Cruda deo viridisque senectus." ViEGiri. ^neid, VI., 304. 

" The god a hale and green old age displayed." 

** Orudelis ubique 
Luctus, ubique paver, et plurima mortis imago." 

ViBGiii. jEneid, IL, 368. 

" Dire agonies, wild terrors swarm, 
And Death glares grim in many a form." — {Conington.) 

** Cui bono fuerit ? " 

Gassius. {Qttoted by Cicero, PhiUppica, IL, 14, 35, and 

Pro MiUme, XIL, 82.) 
"Whom did it benefit?" 

" Gui prodest scelus 
Is fecit." Seneca. Medea, 603. — {Medea.) 

' ' Who benefits by the crime, he is the guilty man." 

*** Gui malus est nemo, quis bonus esse potest ? " 

Mabtial. Epigrams, XII., 81, 2. 

" If ne'er a man is evil in your sight, 
Who then is good ? " 

** Cui non conveniet sua res, ut calceus olim, 
Si pede major erit, subvertet ; si minor, uret." 

Horace. Epistolae, /., 10, 42. 

** Means should, like shoes, be neither large nor small ; 
Too wide they trip us up, too strait they gall." 

— {Gonington.) 

Gui peccare licet, peccat minus. Ipsa potestas 

Semina nequitiae languidiora facit." Ovid. Amares, III., 4, 9. 

" He who sins easily, sins less. The very power 
Renders less vigorous the roots of evil." 

" Quod licet ingratum est. Quod non licet acrius urit." 

Ovid. Amores, II., 19, 3. 

" We take no pleasure in permitted joys, 
But what's forbidden is more keenly sought." 

•* Nitimur in vetitum semper, cupimusque negata." 

Ovid. Amores, III., 4, 17. 

*' What is forbidden is our chiefest aim. 
And things denied we most desire. " 

** Sic mihi peccandi studium permissa potestas 
Abstulit, atque ipsum talia velle fugit." 

Maximianus. Elegies, III., 91. 

*• The power to sin destroys the joy of sinning ; 
Nay even the will is gone." 

" Cui Pudor et Justitiae soror 
Incorrupta Fides nudaque Veritas 

Quando uUum inveniet parem ? " Horace. Odes, I., 24, 6. 

" Piety, twin sister dear 
Of Justice ! naked Truth, unsullied Faith ! 

When will ye find his peer? " — {Conington.) 



" Cui semper dederis, ubi negas, rapere imperaa." 

PuBLiLius Sybus, 105. 

" If you refuse where you have always granted, you invite to theft." 

** Cujus autem aures veritati clausae sunt, ut ab amico varum audire 
nequeat, hujus salus desperanda est." 

CiCEBO. De Amidtiaj XXIV,, 90. 

" When a man's ears are so cloned to the truth that he will not listen to it 
even from a friend, his condition is desperate." 

** Cujus tu fidem in pecunia perspexeris, 
Verere verba ei credere ? " 

Terence. PhormiOt Act I., Sc, IL, 10. — (Davus,) 

" The man whose faith in money you have tried, 
D'ye fear to trust with words ? " — (Oeorge Colman.) 

** Gujusvis hominis est errare : nullius, nisi insipientis, in errore per- 
severare." Cicebo. PhiUppica, XIL, 2, 5. 

''Every man may err, but no man who is not a fool may persist in error."^ 

** Errare humanum est." 

Melchiob de Pougnac. Anti-Lucretius, 71, 58. 

' * To err is human." 

" Culpa quam poena tempore prior, emendari quam peccare posterius 
est." Tacitus. Awnals, XV:, 20. 

" In point of time, guilt comes before pimishment, and correction followa 
after delinquency." — {ChxMrch and Brodrihb.) 

** Cimi autem sublatus fuerit ab oculis, etiam cite transit e mente." 

Thomas 1 Kbmpis. De Imitaidone Christi, I., 23, 1. 

** Once he was taken from our sight, his memory quickly passed out of our 

*' Gum calceatis dentibus veniam tamen." 

Plautus. Captivi, Act I., Sc, IL, M.'-{Ergasilu^,\ 

•*ril come with teeth well shod." — [Bonnell Thornton,) 

" Gum coepit qusissata domus subsidere, partes 
In proclinatas omne recumbit onus, 
Cuncta.que fortuna rimam faciente dehisoimt, 
Ipsa sue quodam pondere tecta ruunt." 

Ovid. 2Vis<ia, II., 83. 

" When that a house is tottering to its fall, 
The strain lies heaviest on the weakest part, 
One tiny crack throughout the structure spreads, 
And its own weight soon brings it toppling down." 

'* Gum dignitate otium." 

GiCEBO. Ad FamiUares, I., 9, 21. — (C/. De Oratore, I., 1, 1.) 
" Ease with dignity." 

*' Id quod est praestantissimum, maximeque optabile omnibus 
sanis et bonis et beatis, cum dignitate otium." 

Cicero. Pro SestiOy XLV.y 98. 

** That which stands first, and is most to be desired by all happy^ 
honest, and healthy-minded men, is ease with dignity." 


" Cum his viris equisque, ut dicitur, . . . decertandum est." 

CiCEBO. De Officiis, IIL, 33, 116. 

** We most fight them, as the saying is, with foot and horse." 

" Cum insanientibos furere." Pbtbonius Abbiteb. Satyricon, Cap. IIL 
" To rave with the insane." 

*<Gain jam plus in mora periculi quam in ordinibus conservandis 
praesidii, omnes passim in fugam efiusi sunt." 

LiVY. Histories, XXXVIIL, 25. 

"As the danger of delay b^an to outweigh the security afforded by 
ordered rs^iks, the flight became general" 

'* Gum lux altera venit 
Jam eras hestemum consumpsimus ; eooe aliud eras 
Egerit hos annos, et semper paulum erit ultra." 

Pebsius. Satires, F., 67. 

•• (When dawns another day) 
Reflect that yesterday's to-morrow's o*er. 
Thus ' one to-morrow ! one to-morrow ! more,' 
Have seen long years before them fade away ; 
And still appear no nearer than to-daj "—{Gifford.) 

" Cum ratione licet dicas te vivere sunmia ; 
Quod vivis, nulla cum ratione facis." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, IIL, 30, 6. 

•' How can you say you live by reason's light. 
When there's no reason why you live at all 1 " 

" Cum sitis similes, paresque vita, 
Uxor pessima, pessimus maritus, 
Miror non bene convenire vobis." Mabtial. Epigrams, VIII., 35, 1. 

•* You are so like, so equal, in your life, 
A husband of the worst, a worthless wife, 
I really wonder why you don't agree." 

" Cumque sit exilium, magis est mihi culpa dolori : 
Estque pati poenam, quam meruisse, minus." 

Ovid, Epistolae ex Ponto, L, 1, 61. 

•* An exile I ; yet 'tis the fault that pains ; 
The punishment is nought ; that 'tis deserved 
Is all the pang." 

«* Cunctas nationes et urbes populus aut primores aut singuli regno t ; 
delecta ex iis, et consociata rei publicae forma laudari facilius 
quam evenire, vel si evenit hand diutuma esse potest." 

Tacitus. Annals, IV., 33. 

All nations and cities are ruled by the people, the nobility, or by one 
man. A constitution, formed by selection out of these elements, it is 
easy to commend but not to produce, or if it be produced, it cannot 
be lasting." — [Church and Brodribb.) 



"Gupiditati nihil est satis, naturae satis est etiam panim/* 

Seneca. Ad Helviam Matrem, X., 11. 

"Nothing will satisfy covetousness ; nature is satisfied even vnth too 

** Cupido dominandi cunctis adfectihus flagrantior est." 

Tacitus. Amials, XV. ^ 63. 

"The lust of dominion inflames the heart more than any other passion." 

-^{Church cmd Brodrihh.) 

*• Oupidum, pater optime, vires 
Defioiunt." Horace. Satires, II. , 1, 12. 

*• Would that I could, my worthy sire, but skill 
And vigour lack, how great soe'er the will." — {Conington.) 

*' Cur ante tubam tremor occupat artus ? " VibqiIi. ^neid, XT., 424. 
•• Ere sounds the trumpet, why quake and fly ? " — (Coninffton.) 

"Cur denique fortunam periclitaretur ? praesertim quum non minus 
esset imperatoris, consilio superare, quam gladio." 

C-ffiSAB. De Belh CiviU, J., 72. 

" Why stake your fortune on the risk of battle ? especially as a victory by 
strategy is as much a part of good generalship as a victory by the 

*' Cur non mitto meos tibi, Pontiliane, libellos ? 
Ne mihi tu mittas, Pontiliane, tuos.'* 

Martial. Epigrams, VII., 3. 

" You ask me why I send you not my books ? 
Lest you should send me yours, my friend, in turn." 

Quae laedunt oculum, festinas demere ; si quid 
Est animum, differs curandi tempus in annum ? 
Dimidium facti, qui coepit, habet : sapere aude ; 
Incipe 1 Qui recte vivendi prorogat horam, 
Busticus exspectat dum defluat amnis ; at ille 
Labitur et labetur in omne volubilis aevum." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 2, 37. 

" You lose no time in taking out a fly 
Or straw, it may be, that torments your eye ; 
Why, when a thing devours your mind, adjourn 
Till this day year all thought of the concern ? 
Come now, have courage to be wise : begin : 
You're half-way over when you once plunge in : 
He who puts off the time for mending, stands 
A clodpoll by the stream with folded hands, 
Waiting till all the water be gone past ; 
But it runs on, and will, while time shall last." — {Coningtofu) 

" Cura pii dis sunt, et qui coluere, coluntur." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, VIIL, 725 

•' Heaven rewards the pious ; those who cherish Grod 
Themselves are cherished." 


" Cura quid ezpediat prius est quam quid sit honestum, 
Et cum fortuna statque oiBbditque fides. 
Nee facile invenias multis e millibus unum, 

Yirtutem pretium qui putet esse sui. 
Ipse decor, recte faoti si praemia desint, 

Non movet, et gratis poenitet esse probum." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, II, , 3, 9. 

" What profits, is our care, not what is right ; 
Faith stands or falls with fortune. It were hard 
To find but one in thousands who shall seek. 
As virtue's guerdon, nought but virtue's selt 
Even honour, if reward for our good deeds 
Be wanting, moves us not, and we regret 
That no one pays us for our honesty." 

" Curae leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent." 

Seneca. Phaedra^ 615. — (Phaedra,) 

" Small troubles voice themselves, great woes are dumb." 

" Gurando fieri quaedam majora videmus 

Vulnera, quae melius non tetigisse fuit." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, III.^ 7, 25. 

" Some wounds grow worse beneath the surgeon's hand ; 
'Twere better that they were not touched at all." 

** Curiosi sunt hinc quamplures mali, 
Alienas res qui curant studio maximo, 
Quibus ipsis nulla res est, quam procurent, sua." 

Plautus. SHchus, Act J., Sc, IIL, 4t4:.—{Oelasimu8.) 

•'But here are 
A world of curious mischief-making folks, 
Still busied much in other men's anairs. 
Having no business of their own to mind." 

— (Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Curiosus nemo est, quin sit malevolus." 

Plautus. StichicSf Act J., 8c. IIL, 54. — {Qelasirmis.) 

" There's no one pries into the affairs of others 
But with the will to do them an ill turn." 

" Cursu voluori, pendens in novacula, 
Calvus, comosa fronte, nude oorpore, 
Quem si occuparis, teneas : elapsum semel 
Non ipse possit Jupiter reprehendere ; 
Occasionem rerum significat brevem." Phaedbus. Fables^ F., 8, 1. 

" Most swift of flight, hanging on razor edge. 
Nude, bald, but with a lock of hair upon 
The forehead ; if you seize it hold it tight ; 
If it escape, not Jupiter himself 
Can eaten it ; such is opportunity." 

** (Commemorat ut) Cygni . . . providentes quid in morte boni sit, 
cum cantu et voluptate moriantur.'' 

CiCEBO. Tusculanae DisputaticrneSj J., 30, 73. 

"The swan, foreseeing how much good there is in death, dies with song 
and rejoicing." 


<* Da spatium tenuemque moram ; male cuncta ministrat 
Impetus." Statius. Thehais, X., 704. 

"Grant us a brief delay ; impulse in everything 
Is but a worthless servant." 


Da spatium vitae, multos da, Jupiter, amios ! " 

Ju VENAL, Satires^ X,, 188. 

" God grant us life, God grant us many years." 

** Damna tamen celeres reparant coelestia lunae : 
Noe ubi decidimus 
Quo pater Aeneas, quo dives Tullus et Aucus, 

Pulvis et umbra sumus." Horace. Odes, IV., 7, 13. 

"Yet the swift moons repair Heaven's detriment : 
We when once thrusrt; 
Where good iEneas, Tullus, Ancus went, 
What are we ? dust." — {Conington.) 

'* Dat poenas laudata fides, quum sustinet, inquit, 
Quos Fortuna premit." Luc an. PharsaUa, VIIL, 484. 

" All praise fidelity, but the true friend 
Must pay the penalty, if those he loves 
Lie under Fortune's ban." 

" Dat tibi secures vilis tegeticula somnos ; 
Pervigil in pluma Gaius, ecce, jacet." 

Martial. Epigrams, IX., 93, 8. 

•• The lowliest cot will give thee peaceful sleep. 
While Gains tosses on his bed of down." 

** Dat yeHiam corvis, vexat ceusura columbas." 

Juvenal. Satires, II., 63. 

** While with partial aim their censure moves. 
Acquit the vultures, and condemn the doves." — [Oifford.) 

"Davus sum, non Oedipus." 

Terence. Andria, Act I., Sc. II., 23. — (Davus.) 

•' I'm Davus and not (Edipus." — {Oeorge Colman.) 

** De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum.'' 

Thomas k Kbmpis. De Imitatione Christi, III., 12, 3. 

" Of two evils we must always choose the least." 

'* De mendico male meretur, qui ei dat quod edit aut quod bibat : 
Nam et illud quod dat perdit, et illi producit vitam ad miseriam.'* 
Plautus. Trinummus, Act II., Sc. II., 62. — (PHlto.) 

"The beggar's thanks 
He scarce deserves who gives him wherewithal 
To buy him meat and drink ; for what is given 
Is lost, and only serves to lengthen out 
A life of misery." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

" De minimis non curat lex." Bacon. Letter CCLXXXIL 

" The law pays no attention to little things." 


** De quo libelli in oeleberrimis locis proponuntur, huic ne perire quidem 
tacite obscureque oonceditur." Cicebo. Pro Qmntio, XV. ^ 50. 

" He who has once become notorious in the busy centres of life, is not 
permitted even to die in silence and obscurity.*' 

** De vitiis nostris scalam nobis facimus, si vitia ipsa calcamus." 

St. Augustine. Sermo CLXXVII.y 4. — {Migne's Patrologiae 
Cursus, Vols. XXXVIIL and XXXIX.^p. 2082.) 

*' If we tread our vices under our feet, we make of them a ladder by which 
to rise to higher things. " 

" Decet indulgere puellae, 
Vel quum prima nocet." Oalpubnius. Eclogues, IIL, 37. 

" Even if the woman makes the first attack, 
It well becomes the man to yield to her." 

" Decet verecundum esse adolescentem.*' 

Plautus. Asinariaj Act F., 8c. J., 6. — (Demaenettis.) 

"It well becomes a young man to be modest." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Deoipimur specie recti." Hobace. De Arte Poetica^ 26. 

"The appearance of right oft leads us wrong." 

** Deoipit exemplar vitiis imitabile.'* Hobace. Epistolaej J., 19, 17. 
•* Faults are soon copied." — (Conington.) 

** Dedeous ille domus sciet ultimus." Juvenal. Satires, X., 342. 
" Still sure the last his own disgrace to hear." — {Crifford.) 

" Dediscit animus sero quod didicit diu." 

Seneca. Troades, 642. — {Andromache.) 
" The mind is slow to unlearn what it learnt early." 

**Natura tenaci^simi sumus eorum quae rudibus annis per- 

QuiNTiiiiAN. De Institutione OratoriUj J., 1, 6. 

'* Our memory is naturally most tenacious of those things which 
we learnt in our raw youth." 

** Dedit banc contagio labem 
Et dabit in plures : sicut grex totus in agris 
Unius scabie cadit et porrigine porci." 

Juvenal. Satires, IL, 78. 

" Anon from you, as from its fountain head. 
Wide and more wide the flagrant pest will spread ; 
As swine take measles from distempered swine." — {Gifford.) 

** Deforme sub armis 
Vana superstitio est ; dea sola in pectore Virtus 
Bellantum viget." Silius Italicus. Punica, F., 125. 

" How odious a thing in armed men 
Is superstition ; in true warriors' hearts 
No goddess rules but Valour." 

" Deformius, Afer, 
Omnino nihil est ardelione sene." Mabtial. Epigrams, IV., 79, 9. 
" Nothing is more odious than an elderly busybody." 


'*Degeneres animos timor arguit." Virgil, jEneid, IV,, 13. 

•' Fear proves a base-born sotd." — [Conington.) 

'* Dei divites aunt ; deos decent opulentiae 
Et factiones ; verum nos homuncnli 
Salillom animae : qui quoin extemplo amisiinus 
Aequo mendicus atque ille opulentissimua 
Oensetur censu ad Acheruntem mortuus.'* 

PiiAUTUS. TrinvmvrmLSy Act IL^ Sc. IF"., 89. — {Philto.} 

'* The gods alone are rich ; to them alone 
Is wealth and power : but we, poor mortal men, 
When that the soul which is the salt of life, 
Keeping our bodies from corruption, leaves us, 
At Acheron shall be counted all alike, 
The beggar and the wealthiest." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Delendam esse Oarthaginem (pronuntiabat)." 

Oato Major. (FloruSj Epitome Rerum Romanorum, 11. , 15, § 4.) 

•• Carthage must be blotted out." 

" Delere licebit 
Quod non edideris ; nescit vox missa reverti." 

Horace. De Arte Poeticat 389» 

•* What's kept at home you cancel by a stroke, 
What's sent abroad you never can revoke." — {Conington,) 

" Deliberandum est diu quod statuendum semel." 

PuBLiLius Syrus, 116. 

"We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and 
for all.'^ 

*' (Qui variare cupit rem prodigialiter unam,) 
Delphinum silvis appingit, fiuctibus aprum." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica^ 90. 

" Who hopes by strange variety to please, 
Puts dolphins among forests, boars in seas." — {Conington.) 

" Deme supercilio nubem. Plerumque modestus 
Occupat obscuri speciem, tacitumus acerbi.'' 

Horace. Epistolae^ J., 18, 94. 

** Unknit yoiu* brow ; the silent man is sure 
To pass for crabbed, the modest for obscure." — {Conington.) 

** Demitto auriculas ut iniquae mentis asellus, 
Cum gravius dorse subiit onus." Horace. Satires, J., 9, 20, 

' ' Down go my ears in donkey fashion straight ; 
You've seen them do it when their load's too great." 

— {Conington.) 

** Demonstratio longe optima est experientia." 

Bacon. Novti/m Organum, Z, 70. 

** By far the best proof is experience." 

'* Demus, necne, in nostra potestate est ; non reddere, viro bono non 
licet, modo id facere possit sine injuria." 

Cicero. De OfficUs, I., 16, 48. 

" Whether we give or not is for us to decide, but no honest man may re- 
fuse to pay back, provided he can do so without prejudice to others." 


** Deorum injurias dis ourae (soripsit)." 

TiBEBins. (Tacittis, Awnals^ /., 78.) 

" Wrongs done to the gods were the gods' concern." 

—(Church a/nd Brodribb.) 

'* Deosque precetur et oret 
Ut redeat miseris, abeat fortuna superbis. " 

HoBAOE. De Arte Poetical 200. 

•'The gods implore 
To crush the proud and elevate the poor." — (Conington.) 

•* Deprendi misermn est." Hobace. Satires, J., 2, 134. 

** *Tis sad to be found out" 

" Derelicta fertilius revivesoiint." 

Pliny the Eldeb. Natural History, XXXIV,, 49 (17)* 
" Fields left fiQlow more than recover their former fertility." 

"Derisor vero plus laudatore movetur." 

Hobace. De Arte Poetdca, 483. 

" False flattery displays 
More show of sympathy than honest praise." — {Conington.) 

'* Desinant 
Maledicere, malefacta ne noscant sua." 

Tebence. Andria, Prologue, 22. 
"Let them . . . 
. . . cease to rail, lest they be made to know 
Their own misdeeds." — [George Colman.) 

•* Desine fata deum flecti sperare precando." 

ViBGiL. ^neid, VL, 376. 
" Hope not by prayers to shake the will of Heaven." 

** Desine quapropter, novitate exterritus ipsa, 
Ezspuere ex animo rationem : sed magis acri 
Jndicio perpende, et, si tibi vera videntur, 
Dede manns ; aut, si falsum est, accingere contra." 

LncBETius. De Berum Natura, II., 1038. 

" Do not. in fear, because the doctrine's new, 
E3cpel it from your mind ; but weigh it well, 
Bringing your keenest facmlties to bear ; 
If it seem true, accept it. but if false, 
Gird on your sword to combat it." 

** Desuetude omnibus pigritiam, pigritia vetemum parit." 

Apuleius. Florida, III., 17. 

" Disuse always begets indolence, and indolence lethaiigy." 

'* Desunt inopiae multa, avaritiae omnia. 
In nullum avarus bonus est, in se pessimus." 

PuBLiiiius Sybus, 121, 124. {Quoted together by Seneca, 

Epistolae, CVIIL, 9.) 
"Poverty wants many tilings, but avarice everything. The miser is no 
good to any one, least of all to himself." 

** (Nam) Deteriores omnes sumus licentia." 

Tebence. Heautontimorumenos, Act III., Sc. I., 74. — {Chremes.) 

" Too much liberty corrupts us all" — (George Colman.) 


" Detur aliquando otium 
Quiesque fessis." Seneca. Hercules FurenSy 929. — (Amphitryon.) 
•' God grant the weary some surcease of toil." 

•* Deum namque ire per omnis 
Terrasque tractusque maris, coelumque profundum." 

Virgil. Georgics^ JK, 221. 

" Through every land Grod journeys, and across 
The ocean wastes, and through the depths of heaven." 

" Deum qui non summum putet, 
Amt stultum aut rerum esse imperitum existumem. '* 

Caecilius Statius. Incert. Fragvientf XV. 

" He who does not believe that God is above all is either a fool or has no 
experience of life." 

^* (Dicendum est,) Deus ille fuit, Deus, inclyte Memmi, 
Qui prinoeps vitae rationem invenit eam, quae 
Nunc appellatur Sapientia.'' 

Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, F., 8. 

*' A god indeed was he, most noble Memmius, 
Who first laid down for us that rule of life 
Which men call Wisdom." 

'**Deus nobis haeo otia fecit." Virgil. Eclogues^ Z, 6. 

" From God it is that comes this rest from toil." 


Deus . . . nullo magis hominem separavit a ceteris, quae quidem 
mortalia essent, quam dicendi facultate.'' 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, IL^ 16, 12. 

" Grod has in no way more strikingly difi^erentiated man from the rest of 
creation than by the gift of speech." 

** Devenere locos laetos et amoena vireta 
Fortunatorum nemorum, sedesque beatas." 

Virgil. JEneid, VL, 638. 

" They reach the realms of tranquil bliss, 
Green spaces folded in with trees, 
A parattise of pleasances." — {Conington.) 

**• Devictae gentes nil in amore valent." 

Propertius. Elegies y 11.^ 7, 6. 

•' In love a subject race is nothing worth." 


" Dextrae se parvus lulus 
Implicuit sequiturque patrem non passibus aequis.' 

Virgil, ^neid, IL, 723. 

•♦ lulus fastens to my side, 
His steps scarce matching with my stride." — {Conington.) 

"** Di immortalis virtutem approbare, non adhibere debent." 

Metellus (Numidicus). (Aultcs GelUuSy Noctes Attkae, J., 


** The immortal gods are bound to approve virtue, but not to provide us 
with it." 


" Di nos quasi pilas homines habent." 

Plautus. Captivif PrologiLe^ 22. 
" Men are the footballs of the gods." 

" Di pia facta vident." Ovid. Fasti, II., 117. 

" The gods behold all righteous actions." 

" Di, talem terris avertite pestem I " Vibgil. ^neid, IIL, 620. 

" Ye Gods ! from such a plague protect our land." 

** Di tibi, si qua pics respectant nmnina, si quid 
Usquam justitia est et mens sibi oonscia recti, 
Praemia digna ferant." Vibgil. JEneid, J., 603^ 

'• May Heaven, if virtue claim its thought," 
If justice yet avail for aught ; 
Heaven, and the sense of conscious right, 
With worthier meed your acts requite.*' — {Conington.) 

*' Die mihi, an boni quid usquam est, quod quisquam uti possiet 
Sine male omni ; aut, ne laborem capias, quum iUo uti voles?" 

Plautus. Mercator, Act J., Sc. I., 34. — {ChoHntisJ} 

" Was ever good without some little ill ? 
And would you lose the first to gain the last?" 

— (Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Dicenda tacendaque calles." Persius. Satires, IV., 5. 

** Thou knowest what may well be said, and what 
Were best in silence hidden." 

" Dicere enim bene nemo potest, nisi qui prudenter intelligit." 

Cicero. Bruttis, VL, 23. 
" No one can speak well, imless he thoroughly imderstands his subject. "^ 

** Dicimus autem 
Hos quoque felices, qui ferre incommoda vitae, 
Nee jactare jugum vita didicere magistra.'* 

Juvenal. Satires, XIIL, 20. 

" Nor those imblest who, tutored in life's school, 
Have learnt of old experience to submit, 
And lightly bear the yoke they cannot quit." — [Gifford,) 

'^ Dicis formosam, diciste, Bassa, puellam. 

Istud quod non est, dicere Bassa solet." 

Martial. Epigrams, F., 45. 

•* Thou sayest, Bassa, thou'rt a lovely girl; 
•The thing that is not ' Bassa's wont to say. 


** Dicta dabant ventis, nee debita fata movebant." 

Valerius Flaccus. Argonautica, V., 21. 

"Their words flew wide upon the winds, nor moved the Fates one jot." 

" Dictum sapienti sat est." 

Plautus. Persa, Act IV., Sc. VII., 19.— (Saturio.) 
Terence. Phormio, Act III., Sc. III., S.—{Antipho.) 

**A word to the wise is enough." 

{Hence the expression " Verhum sap",) 


** Diem, aquam, solem, lunam, nocbem, haee argento non emo ; 
Cetera, quaeque volumus uti,^Graeca mercamur fide." 

Plautus. Asinaria, Act I., Sc, III., 46. — [Argyrippus.) 

*' True, I purchase not with money 
Daylight nor water, sun nor moon, nor night : 
Whatever else we want, we buy for ready money." 

— {Bonnell Thornton,) 

** Difficile est longum subito deponere amorem." 

Catullus. Ca/rmma, LXXIV, (LXXVL), 13. 

" 'Tis hard at once to tear an old love from the heart." 

** Difficile est proprie communia dicere." 

HoBACB. De Arte Poetical 128. 

** 'Tis hard, I grant, to treat a subject known 
And hackneyed, so that it may look one's own." 

— {Conington,) 

** Difficile est saturam non scribere ! " Juvenal. Satires^ J., 30. 

•* Indeed 'tis hardest not to satirise ! " 

*' Difficilem oportet aurem habere ad crimina." 

PuBLiLius Sybus, 123. 
' ' We should turn a deaf ear to accusations." 

" DifEugiunt cadis 
Cum faeoe siccatis amici." Horace. OdeSj J., 35, 26. 

** When the cask is drained 
The guests are scattered here and there," — {Conington.) 

** Donee eris felix multos numerabis amicos : 
Tempera si fuerint nubila, solus eris." 

Ovid. TrisUa, I. , 9, 6, 

' ' While fortune smiles, you'll count your friends by scores ; 
The sky clouds over, you will be alone." 

*• En ego non pauois quondam munitus amiois, 
Dum flavit velis aura secunda meis, 
Ut fera nimboso tumuerunt aequora vento, 
In mediis lacera puppe relinquor aquis." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, IL, 8, 25. 

*' But late surrounded by a host of friends, 
The while a favouring Zephyr filled my sails, 
Now when the wind-tossed waves in moimtains rise, 
Lone in my riven bark I face the storm." 

" Cum fortuna manet, vultum servatis amici." 

Petronids Arbiter. Satyricon, Cap. 80. 

" While your fortune lasts you will see your friend's face." 

** Dignum laude virum Musa vetat mori ; 
Coelo Musa beat." Horace. Odes, IV., 8, 27. 

'* Nay, trust the Muse ; she opes the good man's grave, 
And lifts him to the gods." — {Conington.) 


**Digiius est decipi qui de recipiendo cogitavit cum daret." 

Sbnbca. De BeneficiiSf J., 1, 9. 
*^ The man who gives with a view to receiving deserves to be deceived." 

** Dimidium donare Lino, quam credere totum 
Qui mavult, mavult perdere dimidium. " 

MabtiaIi. Epigrams j J., 76 (76), 1, 

** He who will give the half, not lend the whole, 
Is he who wishes but the half to lose." 

'*Diruit, aedificat, mutat quadrata rotundis." 

Horace. EpistleSf I., 1, 100. 

" Builds castles up, then pulls them to the ground, 
Keeps changing round for square, and square for round." — {Gonington.) 

** Dis aliter visum." Virgil, ^neid, IL, 428. 

" Not thus the gods decreed." 

'' Dis pietas mea 
Et Musa cordi est." Horace. Odes, J., 17, 13. 

" Heaven approves 
A blameless life by song made sweet." — [Gonington.) 

** Dis proximus ille 
Quem ratio, non ira movet ; qui, facta rependens, 
Consilio punire potest." 

Claudianus. De Consulatu Fl. MalUi Theodcyri, 227. 

" Nearest the gods is he 
Whom reason sways, not anger ; who weighs well 
I'he crime, and with discretion learns to mete 
The penalty." 

<* Disce, docendus adhuc quae censet amiculus, ut si 
Caecus iter monstrare velit." Horace. Epistolae, J., 17, 3. 

" Yet hear a fellow-student ; 'tis as though 
The blind should point you out the way to go." —{Gonington.) 

** (Nam) Disciplina est eisdem munerarier 
Ancillas primum ad dominas qui adfectant viam." 

Terence. Heautontimorumenos, Act II., Sc. III., 59. — [Clitipho.) 

"For 'tis a rule, with those gallants who wish 
To win the mistress, first to bribe the m8Ad,'*—{Oeorge Golman.) 

** Discipulus est prioris posterior dies." Publilius Syrus, 124. 

" To-day is the pupil of yesterday." 

** Discit enim citius meminitque libentius illud 
Quod quis deridet, quam quod probat et veneratur." 

Horace. Epistolae, II., 1, 262. 

"For easier 'tis to learn and recollect 
What moves derision than what claims respect." — [Gonington,) 

** Discite justitiam moniti, et non temnere Divos." 

Virgil, ^neid, FI., 620. 

"Behold, and learn to practise right. 
Nor do the blessed gods despite."— -(Conin^'fo*.) 


" Discite, o mlseri, et causas cognoscite rerum, 
Quid sumus et quidnam victuri gignimur." 

Persius. Satires f Ill.y 66. 

" Mount, hapless youths, on Contemplation's wings, 
And mark the Causes and the End of things : 
Learn what we are, and for what purpose bom." — {Qifford,) 

" Discite quam parvo liceat producere vitam, 
Et quantum natura petat." Lucan. Pharsalia^ IF., 377. 

' ' Learn then how short the hours by which your life 
May be prolonged, and learn how great the claim 
That nature makes upon you." 

" Discite sanari, per quern didicistis amare : 
Una manus vobis vulnus opemque feret. 
Terra salutares herbas eademque nocentes 
Nutrit, et urtioae proxima saepe rosa est." 

Ovid. Remedia AnwriSy 43. 
"Let him 
Who was love's teacher teach you too love's cure ; 
Let the same hand that wounded bring the balm. 
Healing and poisonous herbs the same soil bet^s, 
And rose and nettle oft grow side by side." 

'' Discordia demens 
Vipereum crinem vittis innexa cruentis.'* 

Virgil. JEnM, VI., 280. 

"And Discord maddens and rebels ; 

Her snake-locks hiss, her wreaths drip gore." — (Oonington,) 

** Discors Concordia." Ovid. Metamorphoses^ J., 433. 

** Concordia discors." Lucan, PharsaUa, J., 98. 

* * Discordant concord. " 

** (Unde et philosophi quidem et poetae) Discordi concordia 
mundum constare dixerunt." 

Lactantius. Divinae Institutiones, 11., 19, 17. 

"Certain philosophers and poets have said that the world is a 
concord of discoras." 

" (Bhaebe) diu, res si qua diu mortalibus ulla est, 
Viximus." Virgil. JEneid-, X., 861. 

" Long have we fared through life, old friend. 
If aught be long that death must end." — (Goninffton.) 

"Diversisque duobus vitiis, avaritia et luxuria, civitatem laborare: 
quae pestes omnia magna imperia everterunt." 

LiVY. Histories, XXXIV., 4. 

"The state is suffering from two opposite vices, avarice and luxury; two 
plagues which, in the past, have been the ruin of every great empire." 

" Diversos diversa juvant ; non omnibus annis 
Omnia conveniunt : res prius apta nocet." 

Maximianus. Elegies j J., 103. 

"Different characters have different interests, and the changing years 
bring changes in what is becoming ; things which were salutary in 
youth, are often injurious in later years." 


" Dives qui fieri vult 
Et cito vxilt fieri. Sed quae reverentia legum 
Quis metus aut pudor est unquam properantis avari ? '* 

Juvenal. Satires ^ XIV., 176. 

'• He who covets wealth, disdains to wait : 
Law threatens, Conscience calls — yet on he hies, 
And this he silences, and that defies, 
Fear, Shame — ^he bears down all, and with loose rein. 
Sweeps headlong o'er the alluring paths of gain ! "^Gifford,) 

" Divina natura dedit agros, ajrs hmnana aedificavit urbes." 

Vabbo. De Re BusUca^ IILy 1. 

" God's nature gave us our fields, man's art built our cities." 

" Divisum sic breve fiet opus." Mabtial. Epigrams, IV., 83, 8. 

•• Divide the work and thus youll shorten it." 

*• Divitiae grandes homini sunt vivere parce 
Aequo animo ; neque enira est usquam penuria parvi." 

LucBETius. De Berwm Natv/ra, F., 1118. 

" Man's greatest wealth lies in a firugal life 
And mmd content ; no poverty can be 
Where wants are small." 

** Divitiarum et formae gloria fiuxa atque fragilis ; virtus clara 
aetemaque habetur." Sallust. CaHUne, I. 

"The fame which is based on wealth or beauty is a frail and fleeting 
thing ; but virtue shines for ages with undiminished lustre. " 

" Divitiarum exspectatio inter caussas paupertatis publicae erat." 

Tacitus. Annals, XVL, 3. 

*'The hope of boundless wealth to come was one of the causes of the 
general indigence." 

" Dixeris egregie, notum si callida verbum 
Reddiderit junctura novum." Hobace. De Arte Poetica, 47. 

*' High praise and honour to the bard is due 
Whose dexterous setting makes an old word new.'* — (Conington.) 

" Dixerit insanum qui me, totidem audiet atque 
Bespicere ignoto discet pendentia tergo." 

Hobace. Satires, II., 3, 298. 

" Now he that calls me mad gets paid in kind, 
And told to feel the pigtail stuck behind." — {Conington.) 

" Dixi omnia, quum hominem nominavi." 

PiiiNy THE YouNGEB. Epistoloe, IV., 22. 
•' I have said everything, when I have named the man." 

" (Me) Doctarum hederae praemia frontium 

Dis miscent superis." Hobace. Odes, L, 1, 29. 

" To me the artist's meed, the ivy wreath. 
Is very heaven." — (Conington.) 

" Docte sermones utriusque linguae." Hobace. Odes, III., 8, 6. 

"Learned in both tongues." 



" Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam, 
Bectique oultus pectora roborant ; 
Utcumque defecere mores, 

Dedecorant bene nata culpae." Hobaoe. Odes^ IV, , 4, 33. 

' • But care draws forth the power within, 
And cultured minds are strong for good ; 
Let manners fail, the plague of sin 

Taints e'en the course of gentle hloQd."—(Coningt(m.) 

" Doloris medicinam a philosophia peto." 

Cicero. Academica^ J., 8, 11. 
*' I look to philosophy to provide an antidote to sorrow." 

" Est profecto animi medicina, piiilosophia." 

CiCEBO. TtLSculanae Di^putationes, IIL^ 3, 6. 
"The true medicine of the riiind is philosophy." 

** Doloris omnis privatio recta nominata est voluptas." 

Cicero. De FinibiLS, I., 11, 37. 

" What we call pleasure, and rightly so, is the absence of all pain." 

" Dolus an virtus, quis in hosts requirat ? " 

Virgil, ^neid, IL, 390. 

** Who questions, when with foes we deal, 
If craft or courage guides the steel ? " — [Conington.) 

** (Haeo significat fabula) Dominum videre plurimum in rebus suis." 

Phaedrus. Fabulaet IL, 8, 29. 

'• The story shows that it is the master's eye which most eflfectually watches 
over the master's interests. " 

** Oculos et vestigia domini res agro saluberrimas." 

CoiiUMEiiLA. De Be Bustica, IV. ^ 18, 1. 

" It is the eye and the presence of the master which give fertility 
to the field." 

** Majores fertilissimum in agro oculum domini esse dixerunt.' 
Pliny the Elder. Natural History ^ XVIIL, 8. 

"Our forefathers used to say that nothing made the field so 
fertile as the eye of the master." 

'* Duas tamen res, magnas praesertim, non modo agere uno tempore, 
sed ne cogitando quidem explicare quisquam potest." 

Cicero. PMUppica, ZI., 9, 23. 

*• It is impossible, either in action or in thought, to attend to two things 
at once, especially if they are of any importance." 

" Duas tantum res anxius optat, 
Panem eb Circenses." Juvenal. Satires^ X,, 80. 

" Two things alone they earnestly desire, 
Bread and the games." 

" Dubiajn salutem qui dat afflictis, negat." 

Seneca. OecUpus, 217. — (Oedipiis.) 

* * He who holds out but doubtful hopes of succour 
To the afflicted, every hope denies. ' 



** Due, O parens, celsique dominator poll, 
Quocumque placuit : nulla parendi mora est. 
Adsum impiger. Fac nolle, comitabor gemens 
Malusque patiar, quod pati licuit bono. 
Ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt. " 

Seneca. Epistolae, CVIL, 11. 

" Lead me, O Father, lord of heaven's height^ 
Where'er it pleases thee ; swift I obey 
And diligently follow. If the path 
Be irksome, yet with groans I follow ^till. 
And, good or evil, the same lot endure. 
The Fates the willing lead, the unwilling drag." 

" Dulce bellum inexpertis." 

Erasmus. Adagiorum ChiUades, — ** hrvperitia, 
" War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it." 

'* Dulce et decorum est pro patna mori : 
Mors et fugacem persequitur virum, 
Nee parcit imbellis juventae 

Poplitibus timidoque tergo." Horace. Odes^ IIL, 2, 13. 

" What joy for fatherland to die ! 

Death catches e'en the man who flees, 
Nor spares a recreant chivalr}*. 

Their coward backs, their trembling knees." — {ConingUm,) 

'* (Stemitur infelix alieno vulnere, coelumque 
Adspicit et) dulces moriens reminiscitur Argos." 

Virgil, ^neid, X., 781. 

•• Now, prostrate by an unmeant wound, 
In death he welters on the ground, 
And gazing on Italian skies, 
Of his loved Aigos dreams, and dies." — (Conington.) 

** Dulcis et alta quies, placidaeque simillima morti." 

Virgil. Mneid, VI., 522. 
*' A lethargy of sleep, 
" Most like to death, so calm, so deep." — [Conington.) 

-** Dulcis inexpertls cultura potentis amici ; 
Expertus metuit.'* Horace. Epistolae, J., 18, 86. 

*' A patron's service is a strange career ; 
The tiros love it, but the experts fear." — {Conin{ft<m.) 

" Dum bibimus, dum serta, unguenta, puellsis 
Poscimus, obrepit non intellecta senectus." 

Juvenal. Satires, IX., 128. 

•' While now for rosy wreaths our brows to twine. 
And now for nymphs we call, and now for wine, 
The noiseless foot of time steals swiftly bv, 
And ere we dream of manhood, age is m^."—{Gifford,) 

** Dum dubius fluit hac aut iliac, dum timet anceps, 
Ne male quid faciat, nil bene Quintus agit.^' 

Etibnne Pasquier (Paschasius). Epigrammatay II., 63. 

*' Now this, now that way torn, Quintus, in doubt 
And fear of doing ill, does nothing well." 


** Dum licet, in rebus jucundis vive beatus, 
Vive memor quam sis aevi brevis." Horace. Satires, II., 6, 96. 

" Then take, good sir, your pleasure while you may ; 
With life so short 'twere wrong to lose a day." — {Conington.) 

" Dum loquimur fugerit invida 
Aetas : carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. " 

Horace. Odes, L, 11, 7. 

" In the moment of our talking, envious time has ebbed away. 
Seize the present ; trust to-morrow e'en as little as you mt^y." 

— {Conington.) 

** Dum nevus errat amor, vires sibi coUigat usu : 
Si bene nutrieris, tempore firmus erit. 
Quem taurum metuis, vitiilum mulcere solebas ; 

Sub qua nunc reoubas arbore, virga fuit. 
Nascitur exiguus, sed opes acquirit eundo, 

Quaque venit, multas accipit amnis aquas." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, II., 339. 

** Young Love at first unfolds but feeble wings, 
But in his wanderings use will ma^e them strong. 
The bull you fear, you petted as a calf, 
The tree that shades you was a sapling once. 
Small at its source, the river, as it flows, 
Gains strength and volume from each tiny rill." 

«* Dum nevus est, potius ooepte pugnemus amori ; 
Flamma recens parva sparsa resedit aqua." 

Ovid. Heroides, XVIL, 189. 

" If ye would conquer Love, he must be fought 
At his first onslaught ; sprinkle but a drop 
Of water, the new-kindled flame expires." 

•* Dum pejora timentur 
Est in vota lecus ; sors autem ubi pessima rerum. 
Sub pedibus timer est, securaque summa malorum." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, XIV., 488. 

'* While worse may yet befall, there's room for prayer, 
But when our fortune's at its lowest ebb. 
We trample fear beneath our feet, and live 
Without a care for evil yet to come." 

" Dum vitant stulti vitia in contraria currunt." 

Horace. Satires, L, 2, 24. 

"When fools would avoid a vice, they run into the opposite extreme." 


Dumtaxat rerum magnarum parva potest res 
Exemplare dare, et vestigia notitiai." 

Lucretius. De Rerum Natura, II., 121. 

*• In little things we may find great ones mirrored. 
And learn from them the path that leads to knowledge." 


** Duo quum idem faciunt, saepe ut possis dicere, 
Hoc licet impune facere huic, illi non licet." 

Terence. AdelpMt Act F., 8c, IIL, 37. — {Micio.) 

•• When two persons do the self-same thing, 
It oftentimes falls out that in the one 
'Tis criminal, in t'other 'tis not so." ^George Colman,) 

*• Duplex libelli dos est ; quod risum movet 
Et quod prudenti vitam consilio monet." 

Phaedbus. FtibleSt /., Prolog ust 3. 

" Two gifts my booklet brings ; to laughter moves, 
And eke instils a prudent rule of life." 

"Durate et vosmet rebus servate secundis." Virgil. Mneidy Z, 207. 
•• Bear up, and live for happier days." — {Gonington.) 

« Dux femina facti," Virgil. Mmid, I., 364. 

" A woman's daring wrought the deed." — {Gonington,) 

" Dux vitae, Dia Voluptas." 

Lucretius. De Rerum Natura, IL, 171. 

" Divine Pleasure, ruler of our life." 

** E coelo descendit yvwei <r€avrhv.'' Juvenal. Satires, XL, 27. 

* The precept * know thyself is heaven-bom." 

** Ea est enim profecto jucunda laus, quae ab lis proficiscitur, qui ipsi 
in laude vixerunt." Cicero. Ad FamiUares, XV., 6, 1. 

* ' Praise is especially sweet when it comes from those whose own lives have 
been the subject of eulogy." 

" Ea tempestate flos poetarum fuit 
Qui nunc abierunt bine in communem locum." 

Plautus. Casina, Prologtie, 18. 

•* Yet, at that time, lived many famous poets, 
Who now are gone from hence into that place 
Common to alL" — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Ecce Viomo ! " The Vulgate. St. John, XIX., 5. 

••Behold the man." 

*' Ecce iterum Crispinus ; et est mihi saepe vocandus 
Ad partes, monstrum nulla virtute redemptum 
A vitiis. " Juvenal. Satires, IV. , 1. 

" Again Crispinus comes ! and yet again, 
And oft shall he be summoned to sustain 
His dreadful part : — the monster of the times 
Without one virtue to redeem his crimes." — {Oifford.) 

" Ecce parens verus patriae 1 " Luoan. Pharsalia, IX., 600. 

*• Lo 1 the true father of his country." 


(* Ecce spectaculum dignum ad quod respiciat intentus open suo deus, 
ecce par deo dignum, vir fortis cum fortuna mala compositus, 
utique si et provocavit." Seneca. De Providential IL, 9. 

'* God, as he gazes upon his handiwork, will find no nobler, no more god- 
like spectacle, than the brave man who has thrown down the gage to 
Fortune, and stands steadfast amidst her buffetings." 

** Eccum tibi lupum in sermone 1 Praesens esuriens adest/* 

Plautus. Stichtts, Act IV., Sc, I., 71. — (Epignomus.) 

" Speak of the wolf, and you may see his tail. The prowling beast 
Is just upon you." — (Bonndl ThoTTUon.) 

"Edoceantur hie, qui hie nascuntur, statimque ab infantia natale 
solum amare, frequentare consuescant." 

Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, IV., 13. 

*" Children should be brought up where they are bom, and should accustom 
themselves, from earliest infancy, to love their native soil, and maJ^e it 
their home." 

** Effodiuntur opes, irritamenta malorum. 
Jamque noeens ferrum, ferroque nocentius aurum 
Prodierat." Ovid. Metamorphoses, I., 140. 

" The earth yields up her stores, of every ill 
The instigators ; iron, foe to man, 
And gold, than iron deadlier." 

" Effugere non potes necessitates, potes vincere." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XXXVII. , 3. 

" You cannot escape necessity, but you may overcome it." 

** EfEugit mortem quisquis eontempserit ; timidissimum quemque eon- 
QuiNTUs OuBTius. Db Rebits Oestis Alexandri Magni, IV., 14, 25. 

" The only way to escape death is to despise it ; the coward it pursues 

•* Ego cogito, ergo sum." 

Descartes. Principia Philosophiae, Pt. J., § 7. 

•• I think, therefore I am" 

** Ego enim sic existimo, in summo imperatore quattuor has res inesse 
oportere, seientiam rei militaris, virtu tern, auctoritatem, felici- 
tatem.*' Cicero. De Imperio Cn. Pompeii, X., 28. 

" In my opinion there are four qualifications necessary for a very great 
general : skill in his profession, courage, authority and luck." 

" Ego meorum solus sum meus." 

Terence. Phormio, Act IV., 8c. I., 21. — {Chremes.) 

" I've no friend at home except myself." — {Oeorge Colman.) 

*' Ego spem pretio non emo." 

Terence. AdelpM, Act II., 8c. IL, 11. — {Sannio.) 

' ' I never purchase hope with ready money." — [George Colman.) 

" Ego tibi de aliis loquor, tu respondes de caepis." 

Erasmus. AcUigiorum ChiUades, " Aliena a re **. 

" I speak to you of garlic, and you reply to me about onions." 



** Ego vero nihil impossibile arbitior, sed atcnnque fata decreverint, ita 
cuncta mortaiibns piovenire.** 

Afxtiaius. Metamorphoses, L, 20. 

" I believe that nothing is impossible, but that anything may happen to 
mortal men, if the fiktes have so decreed.'* 

** Ego virtnte deum et majornm nostmin dives sum satis ; 
Non ego omniDo lucnim omne esse utile homini existumo.*' 

Plautus. CapHvi, Act XL, Sc IL, l^.—{Hegio,) 

"Thanks to the gods, 
And to my ancestors, I'm rich enough. 
Nor do I hold that every kind of gain 
Is always 8erviceable,*'--{£<>nn^// T?U)mi<m.) 

" Egomet mi ignosco." Horace. Satires, I., 3, 23. 

*• I find excuses for myself.** 

Eheu fugaces, Postume, Postume, 
Labuntur amu, nee pietas moram 
Bugis et instant! senectae 
AfEeret indomitaeque moiti." Horace. Odes, II., 14, 1. 

" Ah, Postumus ! they fleet away. 
Our years, nor piety one hour 
Can win from wrinkles and decay. 
And death's indomitable power."— (Conin^^on.) 

Quam temere in nosmet legem sancimus iniquam 1 
Nam vitiis nemo sine nascitur ; optimus ille est, 
Qui minimis urgetur." Horace. Satires, L, 3, 66. 

" What hasty laws against ourselves we pass ! 
For none is bom without his faults : the best 
But beurs a lighter widlet than the rest " — (Oontngton.) 

Ei mihi, quod nullis amor est medicabilis herbis, 
Nee prosunt domino, quae prosunt onmibus, artes ! " 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, L, 623. 

" Alas ! that wounds of love no herb can cure, 
And that the healing art which aJl men aids. 
Its master nought availeth." 

" Elati spe celeris vietoriae et hostium fuga, superiorumque temporum 
seeundis proeliis, nihil adeo arduum sibi existimabant, quod non 
virtute consequi possent." 

CiESAR. De Bello Gallico, VIL, 47. 

** Elated with the hope of a speedy victory and the flight of their foes, and 
witii the recollection of their past successes, they considered no task 
too difficult to be accomplished by their valour." 

" Elegantiae arbiter." Tacitus. Annals, XVL, 18. 

• ' The arbiter of fashion." 

'* Emas non quod opus est, sed quod necesse est. 
Quod non opus est, asse carum est." 

Cato. {Seneca, Epistolae, XCIV., 28.) 

Buy not what you want, but what you need. What you do not want is 
dear at a farthing." 




** Emendatio pars studiorum longe utilissima." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Orataria, X, 4, 1. 

** Correction and revision of what we write is by far the most useful part of 
our studies." 

" Emitur sola virtute potestas." 

OiiAUDiANUS. De Tertio Consulatu Honorii, 188. 
"Virtue alone can purchase power." 

" (Nee ad instar imperiti medici) Eodem ooUyrio omniuin ooulos vult 
St. Jebomb. Commentary on Ephesians, Prologue, — (Migne's 

Patrologiae Cursus, Vol, XXVL, 639.) 

" And does not, like an unskilful physician, attempt to cure every one's 
eyes with the same ointment." 

DifGloilis aditus primes habet." Horace. Satires^ L, 9, 55. 

" In this world of ours 
The path to what we want ne'er runs on flowers." — (Gonington.) 

** Epicuri de grege poroum." Hobaob. Epistolae, J., 4, 16. 

' • A hog from Epicurus' sty." 

*' Equidem ego cuncta imperia crudelia, magis acerba quam diutuma 
arbitror, neque quemquam multis metuendum esse, quin ad eum 
ex multis formido recidat." SaliiUst, Ad Caesourem^ I, 

" A sovereignty based on cruelty is in my opinion a grievous affliction 
rather than a lasting one, and no one man can make himself a terror 
to many, without tlwt terror recoiling upon himself." 

" Equidem hercle nullum perdidi, idee quia nunquam ullum habui." 
Plautus. Asmcuriaf Act IIL^ 8c, III,, 32. — (L%banv>s,) 

" Troth I've lost none, for I ne'er had one yet." — {BonneU Thornton,) 

" Ergo soUicitae tu causa, pecunia, vitae es : 
Per te immaturum mortis adimus iter. 
Tu vitiis hominum crudelia pabula praebes : 
Semina cursbrum de capite orta tua." 

Pbopebtius. Elegies, IV,, 6 (III., 7), 1. 

" Money, thou causest many an anidous hour. 

Through thee we untimely tread the path of death. 
On thee, oh cruel one, men's vices feed ; 

From thy head spring the seeds of all our cares." 

« Eripuit caelo fulmen, mox sceptra tyrannis." 

TuBGOT. {Inscription on a btist of BenjcmUn Franklm,) 
{Condorcet, Vie de Monsieur Tv/rgot, p, 200. 
London, 1786.) 

** He robbed the heavens of their thunder, the tyrant of his sceptre." 

"Errare meheroule male cum Platone . . . quam cum istis vera 

GiOEBO. Tiisculanae Disputationes, I., 17, 39. 

" In very truth I would rather be wrong with Plato than right with such 
men as these." 


** (Et) Errat longe, mea quidem sentcntia. 
Qui imperium credat gravius esse, aut stabilius, 
Vi quod fit, quam illud quod amicitia jungitur.** 

Terence. Ad^lphi^ Act I., Sc. J., 40. — (Aficio.) 

•* He, I think, deceives himself iudeed. 
Who fancies that anthority more firm 
Founded on fort^e, than what is built on friendship.** 

—(iMH^e Oof mam.) 

** Eiiat si quis existimat facilem rem esse donare.** 

Seneca. IV Vita Bm/o, XXIV,^ 1. 

" It is a mistake to imagine that it is an easy thing to give.** 

4* Esse, quam videri, bonus madebat.** 

Sallust. CatiliHa^ Ln\—{Of Caio,) 
" It was his aim to be, rather than to appear, good.** 

*** Est aliquod meriti spatium, quod uuUa fureutis 
Invidiae mensura capit." 

Claudianus. De Laudibus StUichonis^ IIL^ 43. 

*' Merit may attain so high a place, 
That envy's ravings cannot reaoh to it.'* 

-** Est ardelionum quaedam Bomae uatio, 
Trepide concursans, oooupata in otio, 
Gratis anhelans, multa agenda nil agens, 
Sibi molesta et aliis odiosissima.'* Puabdbus. Fables^ IL^ 5, 1. 

" There is in Rome a race of busvbodies. 
Whose chiefest occupation's idleness ; 
Who ask for no reward, but putf and pant 
And tear excitedly about the town 
Making a great parade of business, 
A nuisance to themselves, a curse to others.*' 

** Est atque non est, mihi in manu, Megarouides. 
Quin dicant, non est ; merito ut ne dicant, id est.** 

Plautus. Trinummus, Act L^ 8c, IL, 67,— {Callicles,) 

" As to this matter, Megaronides, 
I have it in my power, and have it not. 
Report is none of mine ; but, that report 
May be unmerited, is in my power."— (iJonjwW Thomttm,) 

^*Est autem gloria laus recte factorum magnorumque in rompubli- 
cam fama meritorum, quae quum optimi oujusque, turn etiam 
multitudinis testimonio oomprobatur." 

Cicero. Phili^[>pica, I. , 12, 29. 

"True glory lies in noble deeds, and in the recognition, alike by leading 
men and by the nation at large, of valuable services rendered to tlie 

** Est brevitate opus, ut currat sententia, nou so 
Impediat verbis lassas onerantibus aures." 

Horace. Satires, I., 10, 9. 
"Terseness there wants to make the thought ring clear, 
Nor with a crowd of words confuse the ear." — (Cimingtoti.) 

** Est deus in nobis." Ovid. Faaiif VL, 6. 

*' There is a god within us." 


"Est deus in nobis, et sunt oommercia ooeli : 
Sedibus aetberiis spiritus ille venit." 

Ovid. De Arte Amwndi, IIL^ 649. 
*' There is a god within us, and the heavens 
Have intercourse with earth ; from realms above 
That spirit cometh." 

*< Est enim amicitia nihil aliud nisi omnium divinarum humanarum- 
que rerum cum benevolentia et caritate oonsensio ; qua quidem 
baud scio an, excepta sapientia, quidquam melius sit homini a 
diis immortalibus datum." Gicebo. De Amicitia^ TJ., 20. 

"What is friendship other than the harmony of all things divine and 
human with goodwill and affection? indeed, with the exception of 
wisdom, I doubt if the gods have given to mankind any choicer gifL" 

«* Est enim animus coelestis ex altissimo domicilio depressus, et quasi 
demersus in terram, locum divinae naturae aetemitatimie con- 
trarium.'* Gicebo. De Senectute, XXJ,, 77. 

" The divine soul is drawn down from its lofty home, and, so to say, 
plunged into the earth, an abode which is by its nature the antithesis 
of divinity and eternity. " 

** Est enim hoc commune vitium in magnis liberisque civitatibus, ut 
invidia gloriae comes sit." Cornelius Nbpos. Ghahrias, 3. 

" In all great and free communities there is this common failing, that envy 
follows closely upon the heels of distinction." 

" Est enim lex nihil aliud nisi recta et a numine deorum tracta ratio, 
imperans honesta, prohibens contraria." 

CiOBEO. PhiUppica, XI., 12, 28. 

•• What is law but a divinely inspired ethical svstem, inculcating morality, 
and forbidding all that is opposed thereto f" 

" Est enim mentibus hominum veri boni naturaliter inserta cupiditas ; 
sed ad falsa devius error abducit." 

BoETHius. De Consolatione PhilosopJUcLet III. ; Prosa II. 

** Nature has implanted in the minds of men a genuine desire for the good 
and the true, but misled by various delusions they often reach the 
wrong goal." 

*<Est enim quaedam etiam dolendi voluptas: praesertim si in amici 
sinu defleas, apud quem laorimis tuis vel laus sit parata, vel 
venia.*' Pliny the Younger. Epistolae^ VIII., 16. 

"Even sorrow has its charm, if it be our good fortune to weep on the 
bosom of a friend from whom our tears will draw either commendation 
or pardon." 

<* Est et fideli tuta silentio 
Merces : vetabo, qui Oereris sacrum 
Vulgarit arcanum, sub isdem 
Sit trabibus fragilemve mecum 
Sol vat pbaselon." Horace. Odes, III., 2, 25. 

'• Sealed lips have blessings sure to come ; 
Who mrags Eleusis' rite to da3^ 
That man shall never share my home 
Or join my voyage : roofs give way, 
And boats are wrecked." — (Conington.) 


** Est etiam qniete et poze et eleganter actae aetatis placida ac lenis 
senectus.'' CiC£Ea De SfntctuU^ r«, 13. 

"A life of peace, purity and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled 
old age." 

** Est genus hominmn qui esse primes se omnium rerum volunt> 
Nee sunt : hos consector. Hisce Qgo non paro me ut rideant ; 
Sed his ultio arrideo, et eorum ingenia admiror simul. 
Quioquid dicunt, laudo ; id rursum si negant, laudo id quoque. 
Negat quis ? nego : ait ? aio. Postremo imperavi egomet mihi 
Omnia adsent&ri. Is quaestus nunc est multo uberrimus/' 

Terence. EtmuchuSy Act 11.^ Sc IL^ ll,—{Gnatho,y 

••There is 
A kind of men who wish to be the head 
Of everything, but are not These I follow ; 
Not for their sport and laughter, but for gain 
To laugh with them, and wonder at their parts : 
Whate er they say, 1 praise it ; if again 
They contradict, I praise that too : does any 
Deny ? I too deny : affirm ? I too 
Affirm, and in a word I've brought myself 
To say, unsay, swear and forswear at pleasure : 
And uiat is now the best of all professions." 

—{Otorge Oolmun.) 

*' Est ipsa cupiditati tarda celeritas/* Publilius Syrus, 134. 

" To passion even haste is slow." 

** Est modus in rebus, sunt certi denique fines, 
Quos ultra citraque nequit consistere rectum.** 

HoRACB. Satires 1 1., 1, 106. 

*' Yes, there's a mean in morals : life has lines, 
To north and south of which all virtue pines."— (Contn^toti.) 

** Est omnino iniquum, sed usu receptum, quod honesta oonsilia veV 
turpia, prout maJe aut prospere cedunt, ita probantur vel ropro- 
henduntur." Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, 7., 21. 

"It is a usual thing, though entirely indefensible, in awarding pralNO or 
blame to a policy, to consider not whether it was right or wrong, but 
whether it was a success or a failure." 

" Est procax natura multorum in alienis miseriis." 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History ^ XXVI., 2. 

" There are many who are only too ready to take advantage of the mis- 
fortimes of others." 

** Est profecto deus, qui quae nos gerimus auditque et vidot ; 
Is uti tu me hie haoueris, proinde ilium illic curaverit : 
Bene merenti bene profuerit, male merenti par orit.*' 

Plautus. Captivi, Act II., Sc, II., ^Z.—(Tyndaru9») 

' • There is indeed 
A God that sees and hears whatever we do : — 
As you respect me, so will he respect 
Your lost son. To the well-deserving good 
Will happen, to the ill-deserving ill." — {Bonnell Thomton,\ 



Est quadam prodire tenus, si non datiir ultra." 

HoRACB. Epistolae^ -T.i li 32. 

" Some point of moral progress each may gain, 
Thougn to aspire beyond it should prove vain." — {Conington.) 

** Est quaedam flere voluptas • 
Expletur lacrimis, egeriturque dolor." Ovid. Tristia, J7., 3, 87. 

" There is some joy in weeping . for oui tears 
Fill up the cup, then wash our pain away." 

'''Est quoque cunctarum novitas carissima rerum." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, IIL, 4, 51. 

** In all things novelty is what we prize." 

"Natura hominum novitatis avida." 

Pliny the Eldee. Natural History, XIL, 6. 

" Human nature is greedy of novelty." 

" Est vetus atque probus, centum qui perficit annos." 

Horace. Epistolae^ II., 1, 39. 

** The bard who makes his century up has stood 
The test : we call him sterling, old and good." — {Conington,) 

** Estne dei sedes, nisi terra, et pontus, et aer, 
Et coelum et virtus ? superos quid quaerimus ultra ? 
Jupiter est quodcumque vides, quodcumque moveris." 

LucAN. PharscUia, IX, , 677. 

" God has no throne but earth and sea and air 
And sky and virtue. Why in distant realms 
Seek we the gods ? Whate'er we feel or see 
Is Jove himself." 

'**Esto, ut nunc multi, dives tibi, pauper amicis." 

Juvenal. Satires, V,, 113. 

" Be, like numbers more, 
Bich to yourself, to your dependents ^oov. "—{Gifford.) 

"** Esuriens pauper telis incendor amoris . 

Inter utrumque malum diligo pauperism." 

Olaudianus. Epigrams, XXXV, (XL,), 
** I suffer from the pangs of hunger and of love ; 

tne p: 
dls, I 


Of the two evils, I would rather starve." 

* Esuriunt medii, summi saturantur et imi. 
Errant qui dicunt : medium tenuere beati." 

Taubmann (Of Wittenberg). Impromptu^ on being placed 
half-way down the table at a banquet. (Taubmanmana, 
p. 157. Frankfurt, 1710.) 

*' At the top and the bottom they're gorging, while we are left starving 
between ; 
How mistaken those lines of the poet in praise of the golden mean." 

Et genus et virtus nisi cum re vilior alga est." 

Horace. Satires, II,, 5, 8. 

'• Family and worth, without the staff 
Of wealth to lean on, are the veriest draflF." — (Conington,) 


•* Et idem 
Indignor quandoque bonus dormitat Homerus. 
Yerum operi longo fas est obrepere somnum." 

Horace. De Arte Poeticay 358. 
" While e'en good Homer may deserve a tap, 
If as he does, he drop his head and nap. 
Yet when a work is long, *twere somewhat hard 
To blame a drowsy moment in a bard." — (Conington.) 

" Et nomen pacis dulce est et ipsa res salutaris, sed inter pacem et 
servitutem plurimum interest. Pax est tranquilla libertas, 
servitus postremnm malorum onmiam, non mode belle, sed 
morte etiam repellendum." Gicebo. Philippicay II., 44, 118. 

" The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is salutary, but between 
peace and slavery there is a wide difference. Peace is undisturbed 
liberty, slavery is the worst of all evils, to be resisted at the cost of 
war, nay even of death." 

" Et praeteritorum recordatio est acerba et acerbior exspectatio re- 
liquorum. Itaque omittamus lugere.'' 

CiCEBO. Brutiis, 76, 266. 

** Sad are our memories of the past, and sadder still our anticipations of 
the future. Therefore let us banish mourning." 

'* Et qui nolunt occidere quemquam 
Posse volunt." Juvenal. Satires^ X, 96. 

"Even those who want the will 
Pant for the dreadful privilege to kill." — [Oifford,) 

" Et spes et ratio studiorum in Gaesare tantum." 

Juvenal. Satires^ VIL, 1. 

" Yes, all the hopes of learning, 'tis confest, 
And all the patronage, on Caesar rest." — (Oiford.) 

"Etenim, Quirites, exiguum nobis vitae curriculum natura circum- 
scripsit, immensum gloriae." 

Cicero. Pro C. Rabirio perduellionis reo, X., 30. 

"Nature has circumscribed the field of life within small dimensions, but 
has left the field of glory unmeasured." 

"Etiam capillus unus habet umbram suam." Publilius Sybus, 138. 
" The smallest hair casts a shadow." — (Bacon,) 

"Etiam celeritas in desiderio mora est." Publilius Sybus, 189. 

"In desire swiftness itself is del&y."— [Bacon,) 

"Etiam innocentes cogit mentiri dolor." Publilius Sybus, 141. 

"Pain makes even the innocent man a liar"— (Bacon.) 

" Etiam oblivisci qui sis interdum expedit." Publilius Sybus, 142. 
" It is sometimes useful to forget who you are." 

"Etiamsi futurum est, quid juvat dolori suo occurrere? Satis cito 
dolebis, cum venerit ; interim tibi meliora promitte." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XIIL, 10. 
" Though sorrow must come, where is the advantage of rushing to meet it? 
It will be time enough to grieve when it comes ; meanwhile hope for 
better things." 



*' Ex falsis, ut ab ipsis didicimus, verum effici non potest.' 

Cicero. De Divmatione^ 11. ^ 61, 106. 

" From the false, as they have themselves taught us, we can obtain no- 
thing true." 

" Ex magno certamine magnas excitari ferme iras." 

LiVY. Histories t IIL^ 40. 

"It is when great issues are at stake that men's passions are generally 
roused most easily." 

**' Ex omnibus praemiis virtutis, si esset habenda ratio praemiorum, 
amplissimum esse praemium gloriam ; esse banc unam, quae 
brevitatem vitae posteritatis memoria consolaretur, quae efficeret, 
ut absentes adessemus, mortui viveremus; hanc denique esse, 
cujus gradibus etiam homines in coelum viderentur ascendere." 

CiCEEO. Pro Milone, XXXV,, 97. 

" Of all the rewards of virtue, if we are to take any account of rewards, the 
most splendid is fame ; for it is fame alone that can offer us the memory 
of posterity as a consolation for the shortness of life, so that, though 
absent, we are present, though dead, we live ; it is by the ladder of fame 
only that mere men appear to rise to the heavens.*' 

''^ Ex quo intelligitur, quoniam juris natura fons sit, hoc secundum 
naturam esse, neminem id agere ut ex alterius praedetur inscitia." 

CiCEBO. De OfficiiSy III., 17, 72. 

"We must understand, therefore, that since nature is the fountain of 
justice, it is according to natural law that no one should take advan- 
tage of another's ignorance to his own profit." 

Excogitare nemo quicquam poterit quod magis decorum regenti sit 
quam dementia." Seneca. De Clementiaj J., 19, 1. 

" It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than 

" Excutienda vitae cupido est : discendumque nihil interesse quando 
patiaris quod quandoque patiendum est. Quam bene vivas 
refert, non quamdiu." Seneca. Epistolaey Cl.y 16. 

"We must root out the desire of life, and learn that it matters nothing 
when we undergo what must be undergone in the natural course of 
events. What is important is that we should live as well as possible, 
not as long as possible." 

" Exeat aula 
Qui vult esse pius : virtus et summa potestas 
Non coeunt ; semper metuet, quem saeva pudebunt.'* 

Luc AN. Pharsalia, VIII., 492. 

" Let him desert the court, 
Who would be pure : virtue and sovereignty 
Are rare companions ; he whom cruel deeds 
Would shame, aye goes in terror for himself." 

" Exedere animum dolor iraque demons, 
Et qua non gravior mortalibus addita cura, 
Spes, ubi loDga venit." Statius. Thehais, IL, 319. 

' ' His heart 
With anger's madness and with grief was torn, 
And with the deadliest of all human woes, 
Hope long deferred." 



** Ex^ monumentuin aere perennius, 
Begalique situ pyramidum adtius.'* Horace. OdeSt IIL, SO, 1. 

' ' And now 'tis done : more durable than brass 
My monnment shall be, and raise its head 
O'er royal pyramids." — (Gonington,) 

** Exemplo quodoumque mado committitor, ipsi 
Displicet auctori. Prima est haec ultio/' 

JuvENAii. Satires^ XIIL, 1. 

*' Man, wretched man, whene'er he stoops to sin, 
Feels with the act a strong remorse within : 
Tis the first vengeance."— ((yt/brd.) 


Exemplumque dei quisque est in imagine parva." 

Manhjus. Asironomicony IT., 888. 

" Every man is a copy of God in miniature." 

'* Exigite at mores teneros ceu pollice ducat, 
Ut si quis cera vultum facit." Juvenal. Satires^ VIL, 237. 

" Make it a point too, that, like ductile clay, 
They mould the tender mind." — {Giford.) 

*' Exigua est virtus praestare silentia rebus ; 
At contra gravis est culpa tacenda loqui." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, ILy 603. 

** To preserve silence is a trifling virtue, 
To Betray secrets is a grievous fault." 

** Exigui numero, sed bello vivida virtus." Vibgil. jMneid^ T., 764. 

" A gallant band in number few, 

In spirit resolute to dare."--( Cbniw^ton.) 

*' (Quo fit ut) Existimatio bona prima omnium deserat infelices." 

BoETHius. De Consolatione Philosophiae^ J., Prosa 4. 

" When men are unfortunate the first thing to desert them is their good 

*' Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor ! ** 

ViRGir.. ^neid, IF., 626. 

*' May some avenger from our ashes rise ! " 

" Expende Hannibalem : quot libras in duce summo 
Invenies ? " Juvenal. Satires, X., 147. 

•* Produce the urn that Hannibal contains, 
And weigh the mighty dust which yet remains ; 
And is this all ! "— (Oi/orrf.) 

"Experientiadocuit." Tacitus. History , V., 6. 

" We learn by experience.' 

"Experto credite." Vibgil. Mneid, XL, 283. 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, III., 511. 
" Put fedth in one who's had experience." 


** Exsilium ibi esse putat, ubi virtuti non sit locus : mortem naturae 
finem esse, non poenam." 

Cicero. Pro Milone, XXXVIL, 101. 

" Exile, he thinks, is banishment to a place where virtue is not : death ia 
not punishment, but nature's end. 

*' Extemplo Libyae magnas it Fama per urbes, 
Fama, malum qua non aliud velocius uUum ; 
Mobilitate viget, viresque acquirit eundo ; 
Parva metu primo : mox sese attollit in auras, 
Ingrediturque solo, et caput inter nubila condit." 

Virgil. JEneid, IV,y 17S- 

" Now through the towns of Libya's sons' 

Her progress Fame begins, 
Fame than who never plague that runs 

Its way more swiftly wins : 
Her very motion lends her power : 
She flies and waxes every hour. 
At first she shrinks and cowers for dread, 

Ere long she soars on high : 
Upon the ground she plants ner tread. 

Her forehead in the sky." — {Conington.) 

" Extrema per illos 
Justitia excedens terris vestigia fecit." Virgil. Oeorgics, II. 473» 

" Astraea, when she fled to Heaven, or ere 
She quitted Earth, left her last footmark here."— (/. B. Rose.) 

" Faciamus experimentum in corpore vili." 

Antoine Teissier. Eloges des Hommes SgavanSf AwrUe 1585, 

*• Antoi/ne Muret^'''' AddiUon.* 

*' Let us make the experiment on a worthless body." 


" Facies non omnibus una, 
Nee di versa tamen, qualem decet esse sororum.' 

Ovid. Metamorphoses^ IL, 13. 

" Unlike and yet alike in form and face, 
As it befits in sisters." 

" Facies tua computat annos.'* Juvenal. Satires^ FJ., 199. 

•' Thy years are counted on thy face." 

*' Facile esse momento, quo quis velit, cedere possessione magnae 
fortunae : facere et parare earn difficile atque arduum esse." 

LiVY. Histories, XXIV., 22. 

" It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune ; to build one up 
is a difficult and an arduous task." 

* The anecdote in which this phrase occurs is quoted by Teissier from the 
Prosopographie of Du Verdier (Lyons, 1589), but I nave been unable to verify 
the quotation, as the copy of the Prosopographie in the British Museum is 


' 'Facile est enim teneros adhuc animos componere ; difficulter reciduntur 
vitia quae nobiscum creverunt.*' Sekibca. De Jra, JJ., 18, 2. 

" WMe the mind is still tender it is easy to mould it ; vices which have 
grown np with ns are with difficulty eradicated." 

•• Facile est imperium in bonis." 

Plautus. Miles Olortostis, Act III., 8c. J., 17. — (Palaestrio.) 

" The sway is easy o'er the jnst and good." — (Bonndl Thornton.) 

'* Facile Invenies et pejorem et pejus moratam, pater, 
Quam ilia fnit ; meliorem neque tu reperies neque Sol videt." 

Plautus. Stichus, Act I., 8c. II., 52. — (Panegyris.) 

" You easily may find 
. A worse wife, sir, and one too of worse morals. 
A better, sure, you'll never find, nor could 
The sun e'er shme on." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

" ^ic vita erat.) Fa,cile omnes perferre ac pati : 
Cum quibus erat cunque una, lis sese dedere ; 
Eonun obsequi studiis ; adversus nemini ; 
Nunquam praeponens se illis. Ita facillime 
Sine invidia laudem invenias, et amicos pares.'* 

Tebence. Andriay Act I., 8c. J., 35. — {8imo.) 

** So did he shape his life to bear himself 
With ease and frank good-humour unto all ; 
Mixt in what company soe'er, to them 
He wholly did resign himself; and joined 
In their pursuits, opposing nobodv, 
Nor e'er assuming to himself : and thus 
With ease, and free from envy, may you ^dn 
Pndse. and conciliate fneadB.'*— (George Uolman.) 


*' Facile onmes, quum valemus, recta consilia aegrotis damns.' 

Tebence. Andria, Act II., 8c. I., 9. — (Charinus.) 

** How readily do men at ease prescribe 
To those who're sick at heart" — (Oeorge Colman.) 

** Facile princeps." Cicebo. Pro Cluentio, F., 11. 

,, De Divinatione, 11. , 42, 87. 

"EasOy first" 

'* Facilis descensus Avemo ; 
Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis ; 
Sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras. 
Hoc opus, hie labor est." Vibgil. .^neid, VI., 126. 

" The journey down to the abyss 

Is prosperous and light : 
The palace gates of gloomy Dis 

Stand open day and night: 
But upward to retrace the way 
And pass into the light of day 
There comes the stress of labour." — (Conington,) 


** Faoilis sprevisse medentes 
Opfcatum bene credit emi quocumque periclo 
Bellandi kempua.'* Silius Italious. Pumca, IV., 753. 

" No healer's care he claims ; no price he deems 
Too high to pay for choice of battle's hour." 

** Facilius enim ad ea quae visa, quam ad ilia quae audita sunt, mentis 
oculi feruntur." Oiobbo. De Oratore, III., 41, 163. 

" The mind's eye is more easily impressed by what is seen than by what 
is heard." 

*' Homines amplius ooulis quam auribus credunt.*' 

Sbnboa. Epistolaey VL, 6. 

" Men are readier to believe their eyes than their ears." 

<* Facilius est se a certamine abstinere quam abducere.** 

Sbnbca. De Ira, IIL, 8, 8. 

" It is easier to keep out of a qnarrel than to get out of one." 

" Facilius in amore finem impetres quam modum." 

Mabous Sbnboa. Controversiae, IL, 2, 10. 
** Love is more easily quenched than moderated." 

" Faoinorosos majore quadam vi quam ridiouli vulnerari volunt." 

OiCBBO. De Oratore, XL, 68, 237. 

''We demand that the criminal should be attacked with a more powerful 
weapon than ridicule." 

" Facinus quos inquinat aequat." Lucan. PharsaUa, V,, 290. 

" Crime levels all whom it defiles." 

''Facis de necessitate virtutem." 

St. Jeromb. In Libros RuflrUy III., 2. 

'• You make a virtue of necessity." 

" Facito aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus inveniat ocoupatimi.'* 
St. Jeromb. Lettisr CXXV., § 11. — {Migne*s Patrologiae 

Cursus, Vol XXIL, 939.) 

" Find some work for your hands to do, so that the devil may never find 
you idle." 

" Faciimt, nae, inteUigendo ut nihil intelligant." 

Terbnob. Andria, Prologue, 17. 
'• Troth, all their knowledge is they nothing know." — [George Oolman.) 

*' Facta fugis, faoienda petis." Ovid. Heroides, VIL, 13. 

"You put aside the work that's done, and seek some work to do." 

" Factum est illud. Fieri infectum non potest." 

Plautus. Aulularia, Act IV., Sc. X., 11. — (Lycomdes.) 

" 'Tis past — what's done cannot be undone." — {BonneU Thornton.) 

"Factus natura et consuetudine exercitus velare odium fallacibus 
blanditiis." Tacitus. Annals, XIV., 56.— {Of Nero.) 

" He was formed by nature and trained by habit to veil his hatred under 
delusive flattery."— (Gfewrc^ and Brodribib.) 


^*FalIaces sunt permolti et leves, et diutama servituta ad nimiam 
assentationem eraditL" 
GiCEBO. Ad Qmntum FrcUrem, J., 1, 5, 16. — {Of the Qreeks.) 

*' They are for the meet part deceitfdl and unstable, and from their long 
experience of snbjection skilled in the art of flattery." 

" Fallaoia 
Alia aliam trudit." 

Terbncb. AndrUij Act IV., Sc. IV,, 39.— (Dotms.) 
" One piece of knavery begets another." — (George Colman.) 

** Fallentis semita vitae." Hobace. Epistolae, L, 18, 103. 

" The path of my unnoticed life." 

** Fallit enim vitium specie virtutis et umbra, 
Quum sit triste habitu yultuque et veste severum.** 

Juvenal. Satires, XTV., 109. 

'* Thus avarice the guise of virtue takes, 
With solemn mien and face and garb severe." 

** Fallitur egregio quisquis sub principe credit 
Servitium : nunqusun libertas gratior exstat, 
Quam sub rege pio." 

Glaxtdianus. De Lamdibus StUichoms, III, 113. 

" He errs who thinks himself a slave beneath 
A great king's sway, for nowhere liberty 
More proudly lifts her head, than in the realms 
Of virtuous princes." 

^'Falsum est nimirum, quod creditur vulgo, testamenta hominum 
speculum esse morum." Pliny the Younoeb. Epistolae, VIIL, 18. 

" It is certainly false, though generally believed, that a man's will is a 
reflection of tiis character." 

** Falsus honor juvat, et mendax infamia terret 
Quern nisi mendacem et medicandum ? " 

Hobace. Epistolae, L, 16, 39. 

'* Trust me, false praise has charms, false blame has pains 
But for vain hearts, long ears, and addled brains." — (OomngUm.) 

''*Famae quidem ac fidei damna majora esse quam quae aestimari 
possent." LivY. Histories, III., 72. 

" It is impossible to estimate the injury which may be done to us by an 
attack on our credit and our reputation." 

-** Familiare est hominibus omnibus sibi ignoscere, nihil aliis remittere, 
et invidiam rerum non ad causam sed ad voluntatem personasque 
dirigere." Vellbius Patebculus. Historia Bomcma, II., 30. 

" Men are proDc to find excuses for themselves, while admitting none for 
others, and to throw the onus of ill-success always on the person, and 
never on the attendant circumstances." 

**Fas est et ab hoste doceri." Ovid. Metamorphoses, TV., ^2^. 

*' TRs right to learu e'en from our enemy." 


" Fere maxima pars morem hunc homines habent : quod sibi Yolunt, 
Dum id impetrant, boni sunt ; sed id ubi jam penes sese habent, 
Ex bonis pessimi et fraudulentissimi 
Sunt." Pdautus. Cwptivi, Act IL, Sc. I., 36.— (P/iiiocra<M.) 

'• It is oft the way 
With most men — when they're suing for a favour, 
While their obtaining it is yet in doubt, 
They are most courteous ; but when once they've got it. 
They change their manners, and from iust become 
Disnonest and deceitful."— (.BonneW Thornton.) 

" (Constat inter nos quod) Fere totus mundus exerceat histrioniam.** 

Petbonius Arbitbb. Satyricon, Fragment. 

" Almost the whole world practises the dramatic art." 

** Natio comoeda est." Juvenal. Satwes, IIL, 100. 

'• Greece is a theatre, where all are players." — (Giford,) 

** Fertilior seges est alienis semper in agris." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, L, 349. 
•' The heavier crop is aye in others' fields." 

**Fervet opus, redolentque thymo fragrantia mella." 

Virgil. Qeorgics, IF., 169. 

" Swiftly the work goes on, and redolent of thyme 
The fragrant honey's stored." 

" Fiat justitia et pereat mundus.'* 

Motto of Ferdinand I. {Emperor of Germany). {Johawnes 
ManUuSf *'Loci Communes,'' II. y Octavum prasceptvm.) 

" Let justice be done though the world perish." 

" Fiat justitia, mat coelum." 

Nathaniel Wabd. The Simple Cobbler of Agawam m America. 
Printed in London a.d. 1647. (P. 14 of Boston Ed., 1843.) 
LoBD Mansfield. In **Rex v. Wilkes,'' Burrows* 

Beports IV., 2662. 

•* Let justice be done though the heavens fall." 

" Ficiis ficus, ligonem ligonem vocat." 

Proverbial expression. {Era>smus, Adagiorum CHUades, 

" Veritas ".) 

•' A fig's a fig, a spade a spade he calls." 

** Fidem qui perdit, quo se servet relicuo ? " Publilius Sybus, 161. 
"He who has lost his credit, what has he left to live upon ? " 

" Fidus Achates." Virgil, .^neid, passim. 

' ' The faithful Achates. " 

" Fies nobilium tu quoque fontium, 
Me dicente cavis impositam ilicem 
Saxis, unde loquaces 

Lymphae desiliunt tuae." Hobacb. Odes, III., 13, 13^ 

*' Thou too one day shalt win proud eminence 
'Mid honoured founts, while I the ilex sing 
Crowning the cavern, whence 

Thy babbling wavelets spring."— (Coniwgr^on.) 


«* Felix est non qui aliis videtoz sed qui dlii : vides autem, quarn laia 

domi sit ista felicitas.*' 

Sekega. Dtf fitfiiiedMS .FV^rttiOonifw, XF7., la 

'* Not he whom others think hi^py, but he who thinks himself so is truly 
the happy man ; and how rarely indeed is snch happiness seen." 



** Felix, hen wiminTn feliz I si litoia tantam 
Nnnqiiam Dardaniae tetigissent nostra carinae. 

YxBGiL. JBnM, IV, , 657. 

'* Blest lot ! yet lacked one blessing more. 
That Troy had never touched my ahora" — (Commgttm.) 

** Felix, qui potoit remm cognoscere caosas, 
Atqae metus omius et inexorabile fthtom 
Sabjecit pedibos strepitmnqne Acheiontis avari I 
Fortmiatus et iUe, deos qui novit agiestis, 
Panaqae Silvanumque senem Nymphasqne soroies I 
Blmn non populi fasces, non porpora legom- 
Flexit et uodMos agitans discordia fratres. 
Ant conjorato descendens Dacns ab Histio, 
Non res Bomanae, peritnraque regna ; neqne ille 
Ant dolnit miserans inopem, ant invidit habenti.' 

ViBGii.. OtorgicSt II., 490. 

" happy is the man who may discern 
The cause of all that irks the heart to yearn ; 
He fears not, he, inexorable fate. 
Nor Acherontine waves insatiate ; 
And fortunate is he who may behold 
The rustic gods, — Pan and Sylvanus old. 
And sisterhood of Nymphs ; — alike to him 
The fasces and barbaric diadem : 
No more fraternal rage at home alarms 
Than the fiu: Dacian, federate in arms ; 
He knows not poverty, nor envies pelf 
Of bankrujit nations or of Roman wealth." — (J. B. Bow,) 

" Feminis logere honestmn est, viris meminisse." 

Tacitus. Germania, XXVII, 

** Women may mourn the lost, men remember them." 

*' Fere fit malum malo aptissimnm." Livy. Historiea, J., 46. 

" One misfortune is generally followed closely by another." 

'* Fere libenter homines id quod volnnt credunt." 

Gasab. De BeUo OiUlico, III, 18. 

Men are generally ready to believe what they wish to be true." 

" Quod nimis miseri volunt. 
Hoc facile ciednnt." 

SsNBCA. Hercules Furens, 317. — (Megara,) 

" What the unhappy have most at heart they readily believei" 



** Fere maxima pars morem hunc homines habent : quod sibi Yolunt, 
Dum id impetrant, boni sunt ; sed id ubi jam penes sese habent, 
Ex bonis pessimi et fraudulentissimi 
Sunt." Pdautus. Captiviy Act 11.^ Sc, I., 36. — {PhilocraUs.) 

'• It is oft the way 
With most men — when they're suing for a favour, 
While their obtaining it is yet in doubt, 
They are most courteous ; but when once they've got it. 
They change their manners, and from lust become 
Dishonest and deceitful." — (BonneU Thornton.) 

** (Constat inter nos quod) Fere totus mundus exerceat histrioniam.** 

Petbonius Abbitbb. Satyricofiy Fragment. 

" Almost the whole world practises the dramatic art." 

** Natio comoeda est." Juvenal. Satires, IIL, 100. 

•• Greece is a theatre, where all are players." — {Giford.) 

" Fertilior seges est alienis semper in agris." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, I., 349. 

" The heavier crop is aye in others' fields." 

•*Fervet opus, redolentque thymo fragrantia mella." 

ViBQiL. Qeorgics, IV,, 169. 

" Swiftly the work goes on, and redolent of thyme 
The fragrant honey's stored." 

" Fiat justitia et pereat mundus.^* 

Motto of Ferdmand J. {Emperor of Oermany), {Johawnes 
ManUuSf ^^Loci Conwnunes,''^ IL, Octavum praeceptv/m.) 

*' Let justice be done though the world perish." 

*' Fiat justitia, mat coelum." 

Nathaniel Wabd. The Simple Cobbler of Agawam in America, 
Printed in London a.d. 1647. (P. 14 of Boston Ed., 1843.) 
LoBD Mansfield. In **Bex v. Wilkes, ^* Burrows* 

Beports IV., 2662. 

** Let justice be done though the heavens fall." 

" Ficiis ficus, ligonem ligonem vocat." 

Proverbial expression. (Era>smus, Adagiorum CMUades, 

♦* Veritas ".) 

" A fig's a fig, a spade a spade he calls." 

" Fidem qui perdit, quo se servet relicuo ? " Publilius Sybub, 161. 
"He who has lost his credit, what has he left to live upon ? " 

** Fidus Achates." Viboil. .^neid, passim, 

•' The faithful Achates." 

" Fies nobilium tu quoque fontium, 
Me dicente cavis impositam ilicem 
Saxis, unde loquaces 

Lymphae desiliunt tuae." Hobacb. Odes, III,, 13, 13^ 

*' Thou too one day shalt win proud eminence 
'Mid honoured founts, while I the ilex sing 
Crowning the cavern, whence 

Thy babbling wavelets spring."— (Coniwgr^on.) 


'* Fine tamen laudandus erit, qui morte decora 
Hoc solum fecit nobile, qu6d periit." 

AusoNius. TetrasHcha, VIIL^{Of Otho,) 

" Yet must we praise him in his end ; for this 
Alone he nobly did : he nobly died." 

" Finis Poloniae." 

Kosciusko, m the " SudpreiLssische Zeitung** ^th Oct, 1794. 

"The end of Poland." 

<* Fit magna mutatio loci, non ingenii." 

OiCBBO. Pro Quintio, III., 12. 
" There is indeed a change of scene, but not of nature." 

'* Goelum, non animnm mutant, qui trans mare currunt." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 11, 27. 
'"Tis but our climate, not our mind we change." — (ComngUm,) 

" Fit via vi." Virgil. u3S7ne«2, IL, 494. 

•' Force wins her footing." — {Conirigton,) 

" Fixus hie apud nos est animus tuus clavo Gupidinis. " 

Plautus. Asinaria, Act I., Sc, IIL^ 4. — (Cleaereta.) 

"Your heart's locked up with us, and Cupid keeps 
The key,'*—{B(mnell Thornton,) 

" (Ponamus nimios gemitus) : Flagrantior aequo 
Non debet dolor esse viri, nee vi:dnere major." 

Juvenal. Satires^ XIIL, 11. 

*' Then moderate thy grief ; 'tis mean to show 
An anguish disproportioned to the blow." — {Qifford.) 

** Flectere si nequeo Superos, Acheronta movebo." 

ViBGiL. Mneid, VIL, 312. 
•• If I cannot bend the gods, I'll move the powers of hell." 

*' Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant. 
Omnia nos itidem depascimur aurea dicta.'* 

Lucretius. De Berum Natvra, IIL^ 11. 

" Just as the bee in flowery meads from every blossom sips, 
E'en so we feed on every word that falls from golden lips." 

** Flos ipse civitatis.'* Apuleius. Metamorphoses, II., 19. 

• • The very flower of the state." 

" Flumina pauca vides magnis de f ontibus orta ; 
Plurima collectis multiplicantur aquis." 

Ovid. Bemedia Amoris, 97. 

" Few streams you'll find from mighty fountains flow ; 
Most gather many waters as they go." 

** Foenum habet in comu, longe fuge : dummodo risum 
Excutiat sibi, non hie cuiquam parcet amico." 

Horace. Satires, L, 4, 84. 

•* Beware, he's vicious ; so he gains his end, 
A selfish laugh, he will not spare a friend."— (Conin^ton.) 


** Forma bonum fragile est.*' Ovid. De Arte Amandin II. , 118. 

" Beauty is a fragUe gift" 

*' Bes est forma fugaz : quis sapiens bono 

Oonfidat fragili." Senboa. Phaedra, 181.— {Chorus,) 

" Beauty's a fleeting thing ; the sage will ne'er 
Confide in aught so fragile." 

*< Format enim natura prias nos intus ad omnem 
Fortunarum habitum ; juvat aut impellit ad iram, 
Aut ad humum maerore gravi deducit et angit." 

HoBACB. De Arte Poetical 108. 

" For Nature forms our spirits to receive 
Each bent that outward circumstance can give : 
She kindles pleasure, bids resentment glow, 
Or bows the soul to earth in hopeless woe." — [Ckmington.) 

" Formosa faoies muta commendatio est." Publilius Sybub, 163. 
" A. beautiful face is a silent recommendation." 

" Fors dicta refutet." Vibgil. Mneid, XIL, 41. 

"Ward the omen, heaven, I pray." — {Conington,) 

*' Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit." Vibgil. JEneidy L, 203. 

"(This su£fering will yield us yet 

A pleasant tale to tell "—{Coningtan,) 

" Forsan miseros meliora sequentur." Vibgil. Mneid, XII, j 163. 
'* A better fate perchance awaits the unhappy." 

*< Fortem animum praestant rebus, quas turpiter audent.' 

Juvenal. Satires, VL, 97. 

" But set illicit pleasure in their eye, 
Onward they rush, and every toil defy." — {Qifford,) 

" Fortes oreantur fortibus et bonis.** Hobacb. Odes, TV., 4, 26. 

" Good sons and brave good sires approve."— (CowtTi^tow.) 

" Fortes fortnna adjuvat." 

Tebbncb. Phormio, Act L, Sc. IV., 27.— (Oeta,) 

** Fortune favours the brave." 

* * Audentes fortuna juvat." Vibgil. ^neid, X., 284. 

** Audentes deus ipse juvat." Ovid. Metamorphoses, X., 686. 

** Eventus docuit fortes fortunam juvare." 

LiVY. Histories, VIIL, 29. 

** Fortuna, ut saepe alias virtutem est secuta." 

LivY. Histories, TV., 37. 
"Fortune, as often happens, followed valour." 

" Deos fortioribus adesse (dixit)." Tacitus. History, IV., 42. 
" The gods fight on the side of the stronger." 

** Fors juvat audentes, Cei sententia vatis." 

Olaudianus. Epistolae, TV,, 9. 
** Chance aids the bold, as sings the Cean bard. " 


** Fortlor quam felicior, cui fama bellandi inclyto per gentes, nunquam 
tamen vires consilio superfuerant.*' 

DiOTYS Obbtensis. De Bello Trojano, IIL, 16. 

** A man more brave than fortunate, whose fame as a warrior was world- 
wide, yet whose force never outran Mb discretion." 

« Fortuna amorem pejor inflammat magis." 

Seneca. Hercules Oetaeus, 361, — (Deianira.) 
*' When fortune frowns, love's flame bums fiercer." 


** Fortuna belli semper ancipiti in loco est.' 

Seneca. Phoemssae^ 629 (267). — (Jocasta.) 
"The fortune of war stands ever on the verge." 

** Fortuna moltis dat nimis, satis nulli." 

Martial. Epigrams^ XIL, 10, 2 
" Fortune to many gives too much, enough to none.' 

** Fortuna niTwinTn quern fovet stultum fawsit." ^■^" 

PuBLiLius Sybus, 167. 
" Fortune makes him a fool, whom she makes her darling." — (Bacon,) 

'* Fortuna opes auferre, non animum potest." 

Seneca. Medea, 176. — {Medea,) 
" Fortune may rob us of our wealth, but never of our courage." 

*** Fortuna, quae plurimum potest, quum in reliquis rebus, turn 
praecipue in bello, parvis momentis magnas rerum commuta- 
tiones efficit.** GiESAB. De Bello Cwili, III., 68. 

"All-powerful fortune, in war above all things, produces momentous 
changes from very small beginnings." 

^' Fortuna saevo laeta negotio et 
Ludum insolentem ludere pertlnax, 
Transmutat incertos honores, 
Nunc mihi, nunc alii benigna. 
Laudo manentem ; si celeres quatit 
Pennas, resigno quae dedit, et mea 
Virtute me involvo, probamque 

Pauperiem sine dote quaero.*' Horace. Odes, IIL, 29, 49. 

" Fortune who loves her cruel game, 

Still bent upon some heartless whim 
Shifts her caresses, fickle dame. 

Now kind to me and now to him. 
She stays ; 'tis well, but let her shake 

Those wings, her presents I resign. 
Cloak me in native worth, and take 

Chaste Poverty undower'dfor mine." — (Gonington,) 

Fortuna vitrea est ; tum cum splendet, frangitur." 

PuBLiMus Sybus, 171. 
'* Fortune is made of glass ; when brightest it is most easily broken." 


^'Fortunaenaufragium." Apuleiub. Metamorphoses, VL, S. 

" A shipwreck of our fortunes. " 



** Fortunati ambo ! si quid mea carmina possunt, 
Nulla dies unquam mexnoii vos eximet aevo." 

yiBan.. ^neid, IX,, 446. 

" Blest pair ! if aught my verse avail, 
No day shall make your memory faQ 

From off the heart of time." — (QoningUmJ) 

*< (Invidia — ) Fragili quaerens illidere dentem 
Ofiendet solido." Horace. Satires, II, , 1, 77» 

'* (^vv) When she fain on living flesh and bone 
Would try her teeth, shiJl dose them on a stone." — {Conington,} 

'^Frangas enim citius quam oorrigas, quae in pravum induruerunt.** 

QuiimiiiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, t., 3, 12. 

''What has hardened into some distorted form you may break but yon 
cannot straighten.' 

<( Frangitur ipsa suis Boma superba bonis." 

Pbopebtius. Elegies, 17., 12, 60 (IIL, 13, 60). 

"By her own wealth is haughty Rome brought low." 

*' Frons occipitio prior est," 

Mabous Oato. De Be Biistica, Cap, IV. 

" The forehead is worth more than the back of the head." 

(Le.y It is better to look c^fter things than to twm yowr hack upon thenu) 

" Fronti nulla fides." Juvenal. Satires, IL, 8. 

"Trust not to outward show." — [Oiford,) 

** Fructus laedentis in dolore laesi est. Ergo cum fructum ejus ever- 
teris non dolendo, ipse doleat necesse est amissione fructus sui." 

Tertullian. De Patientia, VIIL 

'* He who works you a mischief takes a pleasure in your pain ; if therefore 
you spoil his pleasure by betraying no pain, the pam is Ms who has 
lo^ his pleasure." 

« Frugi hominem dici, non multum habet laudis in rege : fortem, jus- 
tum, severum, gravem, magnanimum, largum, beneficum, 
liberalem; haec sunt regiae laudes, ilia privata est." 

Cicero. Fro Bege Deiota/ro, IX,, 26. 

'* Frugality is no great merit in a king : courage, rectitude, austerity, 
dignity, magnanimity, generosity, beneficence, liberality; these are 
kingly qualities, frugality befits rather a private station.*' 

' Fugacissimi ideoque tarn diu superstites." 

Tacitus. Agricola, XXXIV. 

'* Prone to flight, and therefore more likely to survive." 

" Fuge magna ; licet sub paupere tecto 
Beges et regum vita praecurrere amices." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 10, 32. 

" Keep clear of courts : a homely life transcends 
The vaunted bliss of monarchs and their friends." — (Conington,) 


" Fugit irreparabile tempus." Yibgil. Oeorgics, IIL^ 284. 

" Time flies, never to be recalled.*' 

" Utendum est aetate. Cito pede labitur aetas." 

Ovid. De Arte AfnanMi III, ^ ^, 
" Use the occasion, for it passes swiftly." 

** Fuimus Trees, fuit nimn et ingens 
Gloria Teucrorum." Yibgil. JSneidt IL, 825. 

" We have been Trojans : Troy has been : 
She sat, bnt sits no more, a qneen." — {(Jonington,) 

"Trojafuit." Vibgil. JEneid, IIL, 11. 

"Troy has been.** 

" Fuit haec sapientia quondam 
Publica privatis secemere, sacra profanis." 

HoBACB. De Arte PoeUca, 896. 

" *Twas wisdom's province then 
To judge *twixt states and subjects, gods and men.** — (Conington.) 

*' Fuit in iUo ingenium, ratio, memoria, litterae, cura, cogitatio, dili- 
gentia: res bello gesserat, quamvis reipublicae calamitosas,. 
attamen magnas; multos annos regnare meditatus, magno- 
labore, magnis periculis quod cogitarat eftecerat: muneribus, 
monumentis, congiariis, epulis multitudinem imperitam, de- 
lenierat : suos praemiis, adversarios clementiae specie devinx- 
erat. Quid multa ? attulerat jam liberae civitati partim metu,. 
partim patientia consuetudinem serviendi.** 

GiCEBO. Phili^opica, Il.y 46, 116. — (JuUus Ccssar.) 

"He had great natural capacity, judgment, memory and culture; was- 
painsti^ing, thoughtful and earnest ; his military exploits, though 
disastrous to his coimtry, were of the first magnitude; he aimed for 
many years at the supreme power, and eventually, after great hard- 
ships and no little peril, reached the summit of his ambition; he had 
won the affections of the ignorant populace by means of entertainments, 
banc^uets, largesses, and other public benefactions, while he had bound 
his immediate followers to him by his liberality, his opponents by an 
appearance of clemency. In a word, he had so revolutionised public 
feeling, that partly from fear, and partly from acquiescence, a state- 
which prided itself upon its freedom had become accustomed to subjec- 

" (Sed) fulgente trahit constrictos Gloria curru 
Non minus ignotos generosis." Hobace. SatireSy J., 6, 23. 

"But glory, like a conqueror, drags behind 
Her glittering car the souls of all mankind. "-^Oonington, ) 

" Fundamentum autem est justitiae fides, id est dictorum conventor- 
umque constantia et Veritas." Gicebo. De OfficUs, J., 7, 23. 

" The foundation of justice is good faith ; that is to say, a true and un> 
swerving adherence to promises and covenants.** 

" Fundum alienum arat, incultum familiarem deserit.** 

Plautus. Asinariay Act 7., Sc. IL, 24. — (Artemona.) 

" He ploughs 
Another's land, and leaves his own untilPd.** 

—{Bonnell Thornton,}- 


*' Fungar vioe ootis, aoatum 
Beddere quae ferrum valet ezsors ipsa secandi." 

HoBACB. De Arte PoeHea, 304. 
*< Mine be the whetstone's lot, 
Which makes steel sharp, though cut itself 'twill not." — (Oonington.) 

** Furor fit laesa saepius patientia." PuBLiuns Sybus, 175. 

" Patience too sorely tried develops into madness.*' 

" Furor, iraque mentem 
Praecipitant, pulchrumque mori succurrit in armis." 

ViBGiL. JEneid, IL, 816. 
" Fury and wrath within me rave, 
And tempt me to a warrior's grave." — (Oonington.) 

** Galium in sue sterquilino plurimum posse (intellexit)." 

Seneca. Ludtts de Morte ClaudUt VIL, 8 

« Every cock fights best on his own dung-hilL" 

-** Gaudium est miseris socios habere poenarum." 

DoMiNicus DE Gbavina [circ. 1850 a.d.). Chron/icon de rebtts 

in ApuUa gestis. {PelUcdat Bac- 
colta di vaHe Cromche appartenente 
alia storia del Regno di NapoU, — 
Naples, 1781, Vol IIL, p, 220.) 
" It is a joy to the unhappy to have companions in misfortune." 

** Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris." 

Spinoza. Ethics, IV, , § 57. (Qtwted as an oldpraoerh,) 
" (At) genus immortale manet, multosque per annos 
Stat fortuna domus." Vibqil. Oeorgics, IV,, 208. 

" Deathless their race, and year by year endures 
The fortune of their house." 

** (Multa fare ub placem) genus irritabile vatum." 

Hobacb. Epistolae, IL, 2, 102. 

" I will do much to keep in pleasant mood 
That touchy race, the poets." 

" Gigni 
De nihilo nihil, in nihilum nil posse reverti." 

Pebsius. Satires, III,, 83. 
'' Nothing can come from nothing. Apt and plain ! 
Nothing return to nothing. Good again ! " — [Oifford.) 

-*' (Praeterea) Gigni pariter cum corpora, at una 
Crascara sentimus, pariterque senescere mentem. " 

LucBETius. De Berum Natura, III,, 446. 

" The mind, we feel, doth with the body grow, 
And with the body age." 

-*' Gloria vincendi juncta est cum milite, Caesar. 
Caesar, parcendi gloria sola tua est." 

Antonio Tibaldeo. Caesari. {Poeta/m/m Italorwm Carmina, 

Vol, IX., p. 242.) 
* ' Thy soldiers, Caesar, share in victory's bays, 
Of clemency thine only is the praise." 


** Gloriam qui spreverit, veram habebit." 

LiVY. Histories, XXIL, 39. 

"True glory is the appanage of him who despises glory." 

" Gradiensque deas supereminet omnes." Vibgil. JEneid, I., 501. 
"Though all be gods, she towers o'er all." — {Conington.) 

** Graiis ingenium, Graiis dedit ore rotundo 
Musa loqui." Hobace. De Arte Poeiica, 823. 

" To Greece, fair Greece, ambitious but of praise, 
The muse gave ready wit, and rounded pnrase." — {Conington.} 

** Grammaticus, Bhetor, Geometres, Pictor, Aliptes, 
Augur, Schoenobates, Medicus, Magus ; omnia novit 
Graeculus esuriens ; in coelum jusseris, ibit.*' 

Juvenal. Satires^ III., 76^ 

"Grammarian, painter, augur, rhetorician, 
Kope-dancer, conjurer, fiddler, physician, 
All trades his own your hungry Greekling counts ; 
And bid him mount the sky, — the sky he mounts." — (Oifford.) 

" Gratia atque honos opportuniora interdum non cupientibus.*' 

LiVY. Histories^ IV., 67. 

" Fame and honour sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire- 

" Gratior at pulchro veniens in corpora virtus." 

Vibgil. Mneid, F., 344. 

" Worth appears with brighter shine, 
When lodged within a lovely shrine." — (Conington.) 

*' Gratum est, quod patriae civem populoque dedisti, 
Si facis ut patriae sit idoneus, utilis agris 
Utilis et ballorum, et pacis rebus agendis.'* 

Juvenal. Satires, XTV., 70. 

•• True, you have given a citizen to Rome ; 
And she shall thank you, if the youth become, 
By your o'erruling care, or soon or late, 
A useful member of the parent state." — (Giford.) 

'* Gravior multo poena videtur, quae a miti viro constituitur." 

Seneca. De Clementia, I., 22, 8. 

"A punishment always appears far more severe, when it is inflicted by a 
merciful man." 

** Graviora quae patiantur videri jam hominibus quam quae metuant." 

LiVY. Histories, III., 39. 

** The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious thaa 
those which are only threatening." 

" Gravis ira regum est semper." Seneca. Medea, 497. — (Jasoti.) 
" Dangerous ever is the wrath of kings." 


-** Gutta cavat lapidem, consumitur annulus usu ; 
£t teritur pressa vomer aduncus humo." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, IV., 10, 5. 

** By constant dripping water hollows stone, 
A signet-ring from use alone grows thin, 
And the curved ploughshare by soft eazth is worn.*' 

" Habent hunc morem plerique argentarii, 
Ut alius alium poscant, readant nemini, 
Pugnis rem solvant, si quia posoat durius." 

Plautus. CiMrcuUOj Act 111., 8e. J., 7. — {Lyeo,) 

•* "Tis what most bankers do ; borrow of one, 
Or of another, but to none repay ; 
But if one ask it in a higher tone, 
They then discharge the debt in cuflEs."— (^ojinett ThonUon.) 

-" Habent insidias hominis blanditiae mali." 

Phaedbus. Fables, L, 19, 1. 
** There lurks a snare beneath a bad man's blandishments." 

" (Pro captu lectoris) habent sua fata libelli.** 

Terbntianus Maurus. De Literis, Syllabis et Metris, 1, 1286. 

" A book's fate hangs upon the reader's whim." 

** Habeo opus magnum in manibus." Oicero. Academica, L, 1, 2. 
" I have a great work in hand." 

-** Habeoque senectuti magnam gratiam, quae mihi sermonis aviditatem 
auxit, potionis et cibi sustulit." 

Cicero. De Senectute, XIV., 46. 

" I feel deeply gratefid to old age, which has increased my desire for con- 
versation, and taken away my appetite for drink and food." 

-** Habes igitur, Tubero, quod est accusatori mazime optandum, confi- 
tentem reum." Cicero. Pro Ligario, L, 2. 

** You have therefore, Tubero, what a prosecutor most desires, a defendant 
who pleads guilty." 

-«*Habet aliquid ex iniquo omne magnum exemplum, quod contra 
singulos utilitate publica rependitur." 

Tacitus. Armals, XIV., 44. 

•* There is some iiyustice in every great precedent, which, though injurious 
to individuals, has its compensation in the public advantage." 

— {Ghv/rck and Brod/ribb.) 

-*' Habet enim multitude vim quamdam talem, ut, quemadmodum tibicen 
sine tibiis canere, sic orator sine multitudine audiente eloquens 
esse non possit.** Cicero. De Oratore, IL, 83, 338. 

"So great is the influence of numbers, that an orator can no more be 
eloquent without a crowded audience, than a flute-player can play 
witnout a flute." 

'** Habet has vices conditio mortalium, ut adversa ex secundis, ex 
adversis secunda nascantur." Pliny the Younger. Panegyric, V. 

"The vicissitudes of human existence are such that misfortune often has 
its origin in prosperity, and good fortune in adversity." 


-** Habet natura, ut aliarum omnium rerum, sic vivendi modum/' 

CicEBO. De Senectute, XXIIL, 85. 

'^ Nature has a standard of living, as of everything else." 

-** Habet omnis hoc voluptas, 
Stimulis agit fruentes ; 
Apiumque par volantum, 
Ubi grata mella fudit, 
Fugit, at nimis tenaci 
Ferit icta corda morsu." 

BoETHius. De Consolatione PhilosopTidae, III., Metrum 7. 

" This bane has every pleasure, that it spurs 
Its votaries on ; then like the winged bee, 
When it has poured its honey, takes to flight, 
And leaves its sting to rankle in the heart." 


'* Hae nugae seria ducent 
In mala derisum semel exceptnmque sinistra.' 

HoBACE. De Arte Poetical 461. 

" Such trifles bring to serious grief ere long 
A hapless bard, once flattered and led wrong." — {Gonington.) 

" Haec animos aerugo et cura peculi 
Oum semel imbuerit, speramus carmina fingi 
Posse linenda cedro et levi servanda cupresso ? " 

N HoBACE. De Arte Poetica, 330. 

" 0, when this cankering rust, this greed of gain, 
Has touched the soul and wrought into its grain, 
What hope that poets will produce such lines 
As cedar oil embalms, and cypress shrines ? " — {ConiTigton.) 

** Haec dilEerentia naturarum tantam habet vim, ut nonnunquam 
mortem sibi ipse consciscere alius debeat, alius in eadem 
caussa non debeat.'* Gicebo. De Offidis, I., 31, 112. 

'"This difference in men's nature is so powerful in its operation, that it may 
even on occasion be one man's duty to compass ms own death, while 
the same circumstances would not justify another man in so doing." 

*' Haec est, in gremium victos quae sola recepit 
Humanumque genus communi nomine fovit, 
Matris, non dominae, ribu ; civesque vocavit, 
Quos domuit, nexuque pic longinqua revinxit." 

Claudianus. De Consulatu StiUchoms^ III., 150. 

"She alone among nations has received into her bosom those whom she has 
conquered, and has cherished all humanity as her sons, and not as her 
slaves ; those whom she has subdued she has called her citizens, and 
has bound to herself the ends of the earth in the ties of affection." 

** Haec habeo, quae edi, quaeque exsaturata libido 
Hausit : at ilia jacent multa et praeclara relicta." 

CiCEBO. Tusculanae Disputationes, F., 36, 101. — (Epitaph on 


"What I have eaten is mine, and all my satisfied desires; but I leave 
behind me all those splendid joys which I have not tasted." 


** Haec iracundos admonebit fabula, 
Impune potius laedi quam dedi alteri." 

Phabdrus. Fables f JT., 4, 18. 

*• 'Tis wiser patiently to snflFer wrong, 
Than, for the sake of vengeance, to beoome 
Another's slave." 

*'Haec natura multitudinis est; aut servit humiliter, aut superbe 
dominatur: libertatem, quae media est, neo spemere modioe, 
nee habere sciunt." Livy. Histories, XXIV., 26. 

" The masses are so constituted as to be capable either of slavish subjection, 
or of arrogant dominion, but the libeity which lies between these two> 
extremes they can neither tolerate in others nor eigoy themselves." 

** Haec placuit semel, haec decies repetita pla.cebit.'* 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 365. 

" One pleases straightway, one when it has passed 
Ten times before the mind will please at last." — {Conington.) 

''Haec studia sbdolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secunda» 
res ornant, adversis perfugium ac solatium praebent ; delectant 
domi, non impediunt foris, pemoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, 
rusticantur." Cicero. Pro Archia, FIX, 16. 

"Such studies nourish us in youth, and entertain us in old age; they 
embellish our prosperity, and provide for us a refuge and a solace in 
adversity ; they are a delight at home, yet no embarrassment abroad ; 
they are with us throughout sleepless nights, on tedious journeys, Id 
our country retreats." 

" Haerent infixi pectore voltus 
Yerbaque, nee placidam membris dat cura quietem.** 

Virgil, ^neid, IV., 4. 

" Each look is pictured in her breast. 
Each word : nor passion lets her rest." — {Conington,) 

" Hannibal, credo, erat ad portas." Cicero. PhiUppica, J., 6, 11. 
"Hannibal was at the gates." 


Has omnis, ubi mille rotam volvere per annos, 
Lethaeum ad fluvium deus evoeat agmine magno, 
Scilicet immemores supera et convexa revisant 
Bursus et incipiant in corpora velle reverti." 

ViRQiii. ^neid, VL, 748, 

" All these, when centuries ten times told 
The wheel of destiny have rolled, 
The voice divine from far and wide 
Calls up to Lethe's river-side, 
That earthward they may pass once more 
Remembering not the things before, 
And with a blind propension yearn 
To fleshly bodies to return." — {Conington,) 


** Haud igitur let! praeolusa est janua ooelo, 
Neo soli terraeque, neo altis aequoris undis ; 
Sed patet immani et vasto respeotat hiatu.** 

LucBBTius. JDe Berum NtUwrOt F., 878, 

"The gates of death are closed not to the sky, 
Nor to the Sun, or Earth, or watery deeps ; 
With vast wide-gaping jaws they open lie 
For all created things. 

** Haud igitur redit ad nihilum res ulla. ** 

Lucretius. De Remm Natu^at I*t 3^9* 

" Nothing therefore returns to nothingness." 

** Haud ignajruB eram, quantum nova gloria in armli 
Et praedulce decus primo certamine posset.** 

YiROiL. ^neidt XL, 164. 

" I knew the young blood's maddeningplav, 
The charm of battle's first essay."— (Ctmui^ton.) 

**Haud ignaruB suznina scelera incipl cum periculo, peragl oum 
praemio.** Taoitub. AtmaUt XIL, 67. 

** He knew that the greatest crimes are perilous in their inception, but well 
rewarded after tneir consummation."— (6%urc^ and Brodribo.) 

" Haud incerta cano.'* Viboil. JEneid^ VIII., 49. 

"No legends form the subject of my song." 

'* Haud solo an pietate adversus deos sublata, fides etiam et Bocietas 
generis human! et una excellentiBBima \irtu8, juBtitia tollatur.*' 

GiCEBO. De Natu/ra veorum^ J., 2, 4. 

" I am disposed to think that if reverence for the gods were destroyed, we 
shoula also lose honesty and the brotherhood of mankind, and that 
most excellent of all virtues, justice." 

** Haud semper errat lama ; aliquando et elegit." 

Tacitub. Agrlcola, IX, 

** Fame does not always err ; sometimes she chooses welL^ 

** Haud uUas portabis opes Aoherontis ad undae ; 
NuduB ad infemas, stulte, vehere rates.'* 

Pbopzbtiub. Elegies, IV., 4 (IIL, 5), 18. 

" Ho riches may'st thou bear 'cross Acheron's ti<le ; 
Fool ! naked must thou enter Charon's bark." 

*' H&nt facilest Tmire illi ubi sitast sapientia : 
SplBBum est iter: apisci baut possem nisi cum magna miseria.'* 

Sextub Tubpiliub. Canephorus, Fragment L (IIL). 

" Ho easy task it is to climb to wisdom's tbroniu 
Steep is the path : only thou ean'st attain 
Tbroogfa psin and weariness." 



" Hei mihi t difficile est imitari gandia falsa ; 
Difficile est tristi fingere mente jocum, 
Nee bene risus componitur ore, 
Neo bene sollicitis ebria verba sonant." 

TiBULLUB. Carmma^ IIL, 6, 88. 

" Alas 1 how hard to feign an unfelt joy ; 
How hard to jest when we are sick at heart ; 
HI do we shape our lying lips to smile ; 
HI, from the careworn, sound the reveller's words. " 

** Hem, ista virtus est, quando usust, qui malum fert fortiter. 
Fortiter malum qui patitur, idem post patitur, bonum." 

Plautus. Asmaria, Act IL^ Sc. IL, 57. — (Leomda,) 

*• This is true virtue. He who resolutely 
Evil endures, shall in the end see good." — (BonneU Thornton.) 

" Hem, ista parentum est vita vilis liberis : 
Ubi maJunt metui, quam vereri se ab suis." 

Afbanius. Consobrinit Fragment I,, 4. 

" The father's life's not precious to his children 
Who would be feared rather than reverenced. " 

** Heredis fletus sub persona risus est." Publilius Sybub, 187. 

" The tears of an heir are laughter under a vizard." — (Bacon.) 

" Heu Fortuna ! quis est crudelior in nos 
Te deus ? ut semper gaudes illudere rebus 
Humanis I " Hobace. Satires, IL, 8, 61. 

" Fortune, cruellest of heavenly powers, 
Why make such game of this poor life of ours ? " — [Ooningtan.) 

"Heu, heu! quam brevibus pereunt ingentia fatis ! " 

Claudianus. In Bufinum, II., 49. 

' ' Alas, alas ! within how short a space 
A mighty enterprise is brought to nought. 


«< Heu miserande puer ! si qua fata aspera rumpas, 
Tu Marcellus eris." Vibqil. JEneid, VI. , 882. 

" Dear child of pity ! shouldst thou burst 
The dungeon bars of Fate accurst, 

Our own Marcellus then ! " — [Conington.) 

•** Heu pietas, heu prisca fides, invictaque belle 
Dexteral" Vibqil. -^?iet(f, 71., 878. 

** piety ! ancient faith ! 
hand untamed in battle scathe ! "—(Conington.) 

•* Heu 1 quam difficile est crimen non prodere vultu ! " 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, II., 447. 

" Alas ! how difficult it is not to betray one's guilt by one's looks." 

«« Heu ! quam diffioilis gloriae custodia est." Publilius Sybus, 188. 
«• How difficult is the safe custody of glory." 


^Heu t quanto minus est cum reliquis versari, quam tui meminisse." 
Shenstone. On an ornamental urn, ms(^ibed to Miss Dolman, 

*' Of how little value is the comradeship of those who are left, while we 
may still remember thee." 

" Heu, quibus ille 
Jactatus fatis ! quae bella exhausta canebat t " 

ViBQiL. JEn&id, IF., 13. 

" What perils his firam war and sea ! " — (Conington,) 

" Hi mores, haec duri immota Gatonis 
Secta fuit, servare modum, finemque tenere, 
Naturamque sequi, patriaeque impendere vitam, 
Nee sibi, sed toti genitum se credere mundo." 

LucAN. PharsaUay IL, 380. 

" This was stem Cato's rule, his changeless course : 
To observe the happy mean, and keep in view 
His goal ; to follow nature, and to spend 
His life in service of his fatherland, 
Believing he was bom, not for himself, 
But for the world at large." 

** Hi motus animorum atque certamina tanta 
Pulveris exigui jactu compressa quiescunt." 

ViBQiL. OeorgicSy IF., 86. — (Of bees swarming.) 

" Yet all this life and movement, all the strife 
May with a pinch of dust be brought to silence." 

*' Hie amor, haec patria est." Vibqil. JSneid, IV., 347. 

"There is my heart, my home is there." — (Conington,) 

"Hie domus, haec patria est." VibqiIj. ^neid, VII.,122. 
"Here is our country, here our home." — {Conirigton,) 

" Hie domus Aeneae cunctis dominabitur oris, 
Et nati natorum, et qui nascentur ab illis." 

ViBGiL. JEneid, IIL, 97. 

" There shall iEneas' house, renewed 
For ages, rule a world subdued." — (Conington,) 

** Hie ego qui jaceo, tenerorum lusor amorum, 
Ingenio perii, Naso poeta, meo. 
At tibi qui transis ne sit grave, quisquis amasti, 
Dicere, Nasonis molliter ossa cubent." 

Ovid. Tristia, IIL, 3, 73. 

" Ovid lies here, the poet, skilled in love's gentle sport ; 
By his own talents worked he his undoing. 
Oh, thou who passest by, if ever thou hast loved, 
Think it not shame to wish him calm repose." 


*' Hio manus ob patriajn pugnando volnera passi, 
Quique saoerdotes casti, dam vita manebat, 
Quique pii vates, et Phoebo digna loouti, 
Inventas aut qui vitam excoluere per artis, 
Quique sui memores alios f ecere merendo ; 
Omnibus his nivea cinguntur tempora vitta." 

Virgil, ^neid^ VI., 660l 

*' Here sees be tbe illustrious dead 
Who fighting for their country bled ; 
Priests who while earthly life remained 
Preserved that life unsoiled, unstained ; 
Blest bards, transparent souls and clear, 
Whose song was worthy Phoebus' ear ; 
Inventors who by arts refined 
The common lot of human kind, 
With all who grateful memory won 
By services to others done : 
A goodly brotherhood, bedight- 
With coronals of virgin white."— (Conin^r^on.) 

** Hie murus aeneus esto, 
Nil oonscire sibi, nulla pallescere culpa." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 1, 60» 

•' Be this your wall of brass, your coat of mail, 
A guileless heart, a cheek no crime turns pale. " — {Conington,) 

*'Hic quantum in belle fortuna possit et quantos adferat casus, 
oognosci potuit." GissAR. De Bello Qallico, FJ., 36. 

"We have here an excellent example of the value of fortune, and of the 
opportunities it offers in war." 

*' Hie ultra vires habitus niter.'* Juvsnal. Satires, III., 180. 

** Here beyond our power arrayed we go." — {Gifford,) 

" Hie vivimus ambitiesa 
Paupertate emnes." Juvenal. Satires, III., 182* 

"And so we flaunt 
Proud iu distress and prodigal in want."— (G'i^&n^.) 

*< Hino Augustus agens Italos in proelia Caesar 
Oum Patribus Populoque, Peuatibus et magnis Dis." 

Virgil, JEneid, VIII., 678. 

** Here Oasar, leading from their home 
The ll&thers, people, gotls of Home,"— (0>win5r^o».) 

**Hino iUae laorimae 1 haec ilia *st misericordia.** 

Terknce. AmiHa, Act /.» So. L, 99.— (5*mo.> 
** Hence were those tears, and henoe all tliat compassion." 

" Hinb illae laorimae ! ** Cickro, iVt^ Caelio, XXV,, 6U 

HORACK, Kpistolae, L, 19, 41. 

" His ego nee metas rerum neo tempora pouo ; 
Imperium sine fine dedi," Virqiu ^neid, J., 278. 

** No date, no goal 1 hei^ linlaiu ; 
Theirs ia an endleaa, bouudleiM i^u,"— (OMtn^tcm.) 


** Historia vero testis temporum, lux veritatis, vita memoriae, magistra 
vitae, nuntia vetustatis, qua voce alia nisi oratoris immortali- 
tati commendatur." Gicbro. De Oratore, IL, 9, 36. 

*' History is the witness of the times, the light of truth, the life of memory, 
the schoolmistress of life, the herald of antiquity ; receiving from the 
voice of the orator alone her credentials to immortality." 

** Hoc adsimile est, quasi de fluvio qui aquam derivat sibi : 
Nisi derivetur, tamen omnis ea aqua abeat in mare." 

Plautus. TruculentiiSt Act IL^ 8c. VIL, 12,—{0eta. ) 

*' Tis as you'd turn a stream upon your field ; 
Which if you do not, it will all run waste 
Into the sea." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

« Hoc cogitato ; ubi probus est architectus 
Bene lineatum si semel carinam collooavit, 
Facile esse navem faoere ubi fnndata et constituta est.'* 

PiiAUTUs. Miles OloriostiSf Act III., Sc. Ill,, 41. — 


'* When the shipwright, 
If he has skill, has once laid down the Keel, 
Exact to line and measure, it is easy 
To build the ship thus laid and tightly founded.' 

—{BonneU Thornton,) 

*' Hoc erat in votis ; modus agri non ita magnus, 
Hortus ubi et tecto vicinus jugis aquae fons 
Et paullum silvae super his foret." Hobacb. Satires, II., 6, 1. 

" This used to be my wish : a bit of land, 
A house and garden with a spring at hand. 
And just a little yrdod." — (Qmington,) 

** Hoc erit tibi argumentum semper in promtu situm ; 
Ne quid expectes amicos quod tute agere possies." 

Ennius. {Auhis GelUiM, Noctes Atticae, II., 29, 6.) 

"This rule of life will ever be ready to your hand: never to wait for 
friends to do for you what you can do for yourself." 

** Hoc fonte derivata olades 

In patriam populumque fluxit." Hobace. Odes, III., 6, 19. 

"Thence rose the flood whose waters waste 
The nation and the name of 'Rome.*'—{Conington,) 

<* Hoc genus omne." Hobace. Satires, I., 2, 2. 

' ' All that class of people." 

*' Hoc habeo quodcunque dedi.** 

G. Babibius. {Seneca, de BeneficUs, VL, 8, 1.) 

" Whatever I have given, I still possess." 

** Extra fortunam est, quidquid donatur amicis : 
Quas dederis, solas semper habebis opes." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, V., 42, 7. 

" A present to a friend's beyond the reach of fortune : 
That wealth alone you always will possess 
Which you have given away." 


" Hoo milii ^rpetuo jus est, quod solus amator 
Nee cito desisto, nee temere incipio." 

Pbopbbtius. Elegies, IIL, 12, 85 (II., 90, 86). 

" This justice must be done me. that alone 
Of lovers I am constant when I love, 
Yet love not hastily or rashly." 

** Hoc nobis vitium maximum est : quum amamus tum perimus ; 
Si illud, quod volumus dioitur, paJam quum mentiuntur, 
Yerum esse insciti credimus." 

Plautus. TruculentuSy Act I., Sc. II, , 88. — {Dinarchus,) 

" This is onr greatest fault : when we're too much 
In love, we're sure to be undone. For if 
They tell us what we wish, fools as we are, 
The most notorious falsehood we believe. " — (BonneU Thornton.) 

** Hoc patrium est, potius consuefacere filium 
Sua sponte reote faoere quam alieno metu.'* 

Tbbencb. Adelphi, Act J., Sc. J., 49. — (Mioio,) 

•• 'Tis this then is the duty of a father, 
To make a son embrace a life of virtue, 
Rather from choice than terror or restraint." — [George Colman,) 

*'Hoo praestat amicitia propinquitati, quod ex propinquitate bene- 
volentia tolli potest, ex amicitia non potest; sublata enim 
benevolentia, amicitiae nomen tollitur, propinquitatis manet." 

CiCEBO. be Anvicitia, F., 19. 

*' Friendship has this advantage over kinship, that the latter may exist 
without good feeling, the former cannot ; if there be no good feelmg the 
very name of friendship vanishes, while that of kinship conthiues." 

« Hoc quidem in dolore maxime est providendum, ne quid abjecte, ne 
quid timide, ne quid ignave, ne quid serviliter muliebriterve 
faciamus." Gicebo. Ttiscukmae DisputaPUmes, II., 28, 55. 

"When in deep sorrow, we must be specially careful to do nothing which 
savours of dejection or timidity, of cowardice, servility or womanish- 

" Hoc sustinete majus ne veniat malum.^* 

Phaedbus. Fables, L, 2, 81. 

" Bear the ills ye have, lest worse befall ye." 

'* Hoc tibi pro servitio debeo 
Oonari manibus pedibus, noctesque et dies 
Capitis periclum adire, dum prosim tibi." 

Tbbencb. Andria, Act IV., 8c. J., 62. — (Davus.) 

' ' 'Tis my duty as your slave. 
To strive with might and main, by day and night, 
With hazard of my life to do you service.'*— (George Oolmcm.) 

" Hoc vince." Eusebiur Pamphilus. Vita Constantini, L, 28. 

"By this conquer." 

{These words, or their Greek equivalent, roW(p vUa, were vnscrihed 
on the cross which is said to have been seen in the heavens by 
Consta/ntme, just before he gave battle to Maxentius. They are 
commonly quoted " In hoc signo vinces,**) 


** Hoccin* est oredibile, aut memorabile, 
Tanta vecordia innata cuiquam ut sit, 
Ut mails gaudeant, atque ex inoommodis 
Alterius sua nt comparent commoda ? " 

Tbbence. Andriaj Act IV., Sc. J., 1. — (Charinus.) 

" Is this to be believed or to be told ? 
Can then such inbred mi^ce live in man, 
To joy in ill, and from another's woes 
To draw his own delight ? " — {Oeorge (Mman,) 

« Homine imperito nunquam quidquam injustius, 
Qui, nisi quod ipse facit, nihil rectum putat.** 

Terence. AdeVphi, Act I., 8c, IL, 18. — {Mioio.) 

Is he who wants experience ! who believes 
Nothing is right bat what he does himself ! "^{Oeorge Colman.) 

** Hominem improbum non accusari, tutius est quam absolvi.'* 

LivY. Histories f XXXIV., 4. 

" It is better that a gailty man should not be brought to trial than that he 
should be tried and acquitted." 

** Hominem malignum forsan esse tu credas ; 
Ego esse miserum credo, cui placet nemo.'* 

Mabtial. Ejpigrams, F., 28, 8. 

** You think yourself malicious ; I should say 
You're most unhappy, if for none you care." 

•« Hominem pagina nostra sapit." Mabtial. Epigrams^ X, 4, 10. 
*• In humanity my page is deeply skilled." 

" Hominem servom suos 
Domitos habere oportet oculos et manus 

Plautus. Miles Qloriosus, Act IL, Sc. VI., 80. — (Perijplectomenes.) 

" A servant should restrain his eyes and hands 
And speech too." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Homines, dum decent, discunt." Sbnbca. Epistolae, VIL^ 8. 

" While we are teaching, we are learning." 

« Homines enim ad deos nulla re propius accedunt quam salutem 
hominibus dando." Cicebo. Pro Ligario, XII., 38. 

"At no time does man approach more nearly to the gods than when 
engaged in the rescue of nis fellow-man." 

Homines enim, quam rem destruere non possunt, jactationem ejus 
incessunt. Ita, si silenda feceris, factum ipsum ; si laudanda, 
quod non sileas ipse, culpatur." 

Pliny the Youngeb. Epistolae, I., 8. 

** When men are unable to pull your conduct to pieces, they are the more 
ready to fall foul of you for boasting of it. Thus if you do anything 
to be ashamed of, they blame the deed ; if anything to be proud of, 
they blame you for talking about it." 



" Homines, quamvis in turbidis rebus sint, tamen, si modo homines 
sunt, interdum animis relaxantur.'* 

Cicero. PMlippica, IL, 16, 89. 

*' In whatever trouble men may be, yet so long as they are men, they 
must occasionally have their moments of cheerfulness." 

" Homines qui gestant quique auscultant crimina, 
Si meo arbitratu liceat, omnes pendeant, 
Gestores linguis, auditores auribus.*' 

Plautus. PsetidoluSy Act I., 8c. F., 12,— {CalUpho,) 

"You reporters, 
And listeners after faults, by my goodwill 
Should both be hanged, the former bv the tongue, 
The latter by the ears." — [BonneU Thornton.) 

*( (Dii immortales t) Homini homo quid praestat ; stulto intelligens 
Quid interest ! " 

Tbbencb. Eunuchus, Act IL, Sc. IL, l.—{Onatho,) 

** Good heavens ! how much one man excels another ! 
What difiference 'twixt a wise man and a fool ! " — (Oeorye Caiman.) 

** (At hercules) Homini plurima ex homine sunt mala." 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History, VII., 1. 

" Most of man's misfortunes are due to man." 

" Hominum divomque voluptas, 
Alma Venus." Lucretius. De Berum Natura, J., 1. 

" Gentle Venus, delight of gods and men." 

" Homo antiqua virtute ac fide." 

Terence. AdeVphi, Act III., Sc. III., 88. — (Demea.) 

"A citizen of ancient faith and virtue." — {George Caiman.) 

'* Homo doctus in se semper divitias habet." 

Phaedrus. Fables, IV., 22, 1. 

" A learned man has always riches in himself." 

*< Homo est animal bipes rationale." 

BoBTHius. De Consolaticme Philosophiae, V., Prosa IV. 

" Man is a two-footed reasoning animal." 

*' Homo extra corpus est suum qui irascitur." 

PuBLiLius Syrus, 193. 

'^ A man who has lost his temper is a man outside himself." 

** Homo homini deus est, si suum officium sciat." 

Caecilius Statius. Fragment XVI. 

" Man is a god to his fellow-man, if he know his duty." 


Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit." 

Thomas a Kempis. De Imitatione Christi, J., 19, 2. 

" Man proposes, but God disposes." 


-** Homo qui erranti oomiter monstrat viam, 
Quasi lumen de suo lumine accendat, facit, 
Nihilominus ipsi lucet, quum illi accenderit.*' 

Ennius. {Cicero, de OfficUs, I., 16, 51.) 
" Who shows the path to one who*s gone astray, 
But liehts the wanderer's lantern from his own, 
Yet when 'tis lit, his own lamp's burning stilL" 

"** Homo sum ; humani nihil a me alienum puto." 

TasBiffCB. HeimtontvmorumenoSf Act J., Sc, I., 25. — {Chremes.) 

*' I am a man ; there's naught which touches man 
That is not my concern. " 

-** Homo totiens moiitur quotiens amittit suos." 

PuBLiLius Sybub, 195. 
" A man dies as often as he loses his friends."— (£acon.) 

-** Homunouli quanti sunt 1 " Plautus. CcypHvit Prologue^ 51. 

" How insignificant are men." 

-'^Honesta quaedam soelera successus facit." 

Sbnbca. Phaedra, 606. — (Phaedra,) 

" Some crimes are by success made honourable." 

*• Honesti 
Spadices glaucique, color deterrimus albis 

Et gilvo." ViBOiL. Cfeorgics, III., 81. 

" The colour — grey or chesnut are the best, 
Not white or dun." — (/. B, Iloee.) 

-^'Honos alit artes.** Oioebo. TuscuUmae Disputationes, L, 2, i. 

" Fame is the nurse of the arts." 


Horae quidem cedunt, et dies et menses et anni; neo praeteritum 
tempus unquam revertitur, nee quid sequatur soiri potest." 

GicBBO. De Senectute, XIX., 69. 

" The hours pass by, and the days and months and years ; the time that is 
past never returns, and what is to come none can tell." 

■** Horrenda late nomen in ultimas 
Extendat oras.*' Hobacb. Odes, IIL, 8, 45. 

Aye let her scatter far and wide 
Her terror." — (Oonington,) 

*•* Horresco referens." Vibgil. JEneid, II., 20^. 

" I quail, 
"E'en now, at telling of the tale." — {Oonington,) 

"** Hos ego versiculos feci, tulit alter honores : 
Sio vos non vobis nidificatis aves : 
Sio vos non vobis vellera fertis oves : 
Sic vos non vobis mellificatis apes : 
8io vos non vobis fertis aratra boves." 

Vibgil. {Tib, CUmdms Donatus, Life of Virgil, DeVphm 

editi(m, 1830, p. 17.) 
" I wrote these lines ; another wears the bays : 
Thus you for others build your nests, birds : 
Thus you for others bear your fleece, sheep : 
Thus you for others honey make, bees : 
Thus you for others drag the plough, kine." 


**Ho8 oxnnes amioos habere operosmn est; satis est inimioos non 
habere." Sbnboa. Epistolas^ XIV,, 7. 

" It is troublesome to have so many Mends ; it should suffice that we haye- 
no enemies." 

<* Hospitium est calamitatis. Quid verbis opu*st ? 
Quamvis malam rem quaerens, iUio reperias.** 

Plautus. Trinvumwnus, Act IL, 8e, IF"., 152. — {Stasiinus.) 

"Tis the abode 
Of misenr. But without more words, — whatever 
Evil you d seardi for, you might find it here." 

•^(Bonnell Thornton,) 

**Hostem adversum opprimere, strenuo homini hand difficile est;, 
occulta pericula neque faoere, neque vitare, bonis in promptu: 
est.** Sallust. Ad Caesarem, it, 

"A man of vigour has little difficultv in overcoming a declared enemy; 
men of honour, however, while slow to prepare an ambush, are only 
too prone to fall into one." 

" Hostem cum fugeret, se Fannius ipse peremit. 
Hie, rogo, non furor est, ne moriare, mori I ** 

Martial. Epigrams, II,, 80, 1. 

" To avoid his foe, Fannius himself has slain. 

What madness this, from fear of death to die 1" 

** (Toto principatu suo) Hostem generis humani.'* 

Pliny the Eldeb. Natural History, VII., 6. 

" An enemy of the human race." 

" Hostis est, quisquis mihi 
Non monstrat hostem.'* Seneca. Hercules Fv/rens, 1167. 

" He is mine enemy who shows me not mine enemy." 

'* Hue omnis turba ad ripas effusa ruebat, 
Matres atque viri, defunotaque corpora vita 
Magnanimum heroum, pueri innuptaeque puellae, 
Impositique rogis juvenes ante ora parentum.** 

Virgil. Mneid, VI,, 806^ 

*' Towards the ferry and the shore 
The multitudinous phantoms pour ; 
Matrons and men and heroes dead, 
And boys and maidens yet unwed, 
And youths who funeral fires have fed 
Before their parents' eye." — {Conington,) 

" Hue propius me, 
Dum doceo insanire omnes, vos ordine adite." 

Horace. Satires, 11. , 3, 80, 

'* Now listen while I show you how the rest, 
Who call you madman, are themselves possessed." 

" Huic maxime putamus malo fuisse nimiam opinionem ingenii atque 
virtutis." Cornelius Nepos. Aldbiades, 7. 

'* Nothing was more prejudicial to his carder than the unduly high estimate 
which was formed both of his mental and his moral qualities." 



HuJQs ilia vox vulgaris, 'aadivi/ ne qoid reo innooenti noceat, 
oramns." Cickbo. Pro PUimciOy XXZXT, 57. 

"It 18 oar eunest pnmr tliat an iimooent deftandant mair ralfor no injury 
from eridakoe of that too common class, the ' I hare ncaid *.** 


Hmnana malignas 
Coia dedit l^gea, et qnod natura remittit, 
Invida jura negant." Ovid. AfetomorpkosM, X., 329. 

*' He wit of man most cmel statutes has devised. 
And natuie oft pennits what is by law forbid.** 

*< Hmnanitati qui se non acoominodat, 
Plemmqae poenas oppetit superbiae/' 

Phabdrtts. FabUst ill., 16, 1. 

" Who obeys not the dictates of humanity, 
Oft for hiB arrogance pays penalty." 

<* Hmnano oapiti oervioem j^ictor equinam 
Jungere si velit, et vsirias inducere plumas, 
Undique oollatis membris, ut turpiter atrum 
Desinat in pisoem mulier fonnosa supeme : 
Speotatmn admissi rismn teneatis amici ? '* 

HoRACB. De Arte Poetioa^ !• 

*' Suppose some painter, as a tour deforce. 
Should couple head of man with neck of horse, 
Ldvest them both with feathers, 'stead of hair ; 
And tack on limbs picked up fh)m here and there, 
So that the figure when complete should show 
A maid above, a hideous fish bdow : 
Should you be favoured with a private view 
You'd laugh, my Mends, I know, and rightly too." — {Oonington,) 

"Hmnanuzn genus est avidum nimis auricularum.'* 

LucBETius. De Eerum Natura^ IV, y 694. 

" Man suffers from the plague of itching ears." 

" Humanus autem animus decerptus ex divina mente, oum alio nullo> 
nisi cum ipso dec, si hoc fas est diotu, comparari potest." 

GiCBBO. Tiisculanae DteputationeSt F., 88. 

" The human soul, bein^ an offshoot of the divine mind, can be compared 
with nothing else, if it be not irreverent to say so, than with God 

** Hunc, qualem nequeo monstraore, et sentio tantum, 
Anxietate carens animus faoit, omnis acerbi 
Impatiens, oupidus silvarum, aptusque bibendis, 
Fontibus Aonidum." Juvenal. Satirea, VIL^ 66, 

'• He whom I feel, but want the power to paint, 
Springs from a soul impatient of restraint, 
And free from every care ; a soul that loves 
The Muse's haunts, clear founts, and shady groves." — (Oxford.) 

** Huno saltem everso juvenem sucourrere saeolo 
Ne prohibete t " Vibqil. OeorgicSf I. , 600, 

*• Oh, hinder not the youth who would, at last, 
Bring succour unto this perverted age." 


** Ibant obsouri sola sub noote per umbram, 
Perque domos Ditis vaouas et inania regna." 

YmaiL. ^nndt VL, 268 

** Along the illimitable shade 
DarkJing and lone their way they made, 
Through the vast kingdom of the dead, 
An empty void, though tenanted."— (Coittn^r^on.) 

"**Ibit eo quo vis qui zonam perdidit." 

HoBACB. EpistoloBy ILy 2, 40. 

" He makes a hero who has lost his kit." — {Conington,) 

** Id arbitror 
Adprime in vita esse utile, ut ne quid nimis.*' 

Tebbncb. Andria^ Act J., Sc, J., 38. — (Sosia,) 

" This I hold to be the Golden Rule 
Of Life, too much of one thing's good for nothing." 

—(George Colman,) 

^*Id demum est homini turpe, quod meruit pati.'* 

Phabdbus. Fables^ IIL, 11, 7. 

" What truly disgraces a man is a punishment which he has deserved." 

** Id facere laus est quod decet, non quod licet." 

Sbnbca. Octaviat 466. — {Seneca,) 

*' That your actions are becoming is praiseworthy, not that they are lawfid 

-**Idein est ergo beate vivere et secundum naturam." 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, VIIL, 2. 

*' To live happily is the same thing as to live in accordance with nature's 

*** Idem inficeto est inficetior rure, 
Simul poemata attigit ; neque idem unquam 
Aeque est beatus, ao poema cum soribit : 
Tarn gaudet in se, tamque se ipse miratur." 

Catullus. GoArrmna^ XX. (XXIL)^ 14. 

'* He is more clownish than the country clown 
When he's attempting poetry ; and yet 
He's ne'er so happy as when writing verse : 
So much he joys and marvels at himself." 

-** Idem velle atque idem nolle, ea demum firma amicitia est.*' 

Sallust. Catiline^ XX, 

** The firmest friendship is based on an identity of likes and dislikes." 

** Ignavia corpus hebetat, labor fiimat, ilia maturam seneotutem, hio 
longam adolescentiam reddit." Gelsus. De Medicma, J., 1. 

" Inactivity weakens the body, exertion strengthens it ; the former hastens 
on old age, the latter prolongs youth." 

■*' Ignavis precibus fortuna repugnat." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, VIIL^ 78. 

**The prayers of cowards Fortune spurns." 


*' Ignavissimus quisque et, ut res doouit, in perioulo non ausurus^ 
nimii verbis, linguae feroces.'* Tacitus. History ^ I., 86. 

"The most arrant coward, the man who, as the event proved, would dare 
nothing in the moment of danger, 
speech." — (Church and Brodrwb.) 

nothing in the moment of danger, was the most voluble and fierce of 


Ignis aurum probat, miseria fortes vires.** 

Seneca. De Providential 7., 9* 

" Gk>ld is tried by fire, brave men by afSiction." 

" Ignis, quo clarior fulsit, oitius exstinguitur.*' 

Seneca. Ad Marciam^ de ConsolatUmet XXIIL, 4. 

" The more brightly the fire has burnt, the sooner it is extinguished." 

" Ignoranti quern portum petat, nullus suus ventus est.'* 

Seneca. Epistolaet LXXL^ 3. 

" If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable 
to him." 

*< IgnoBcito saepe alteri ; nunquam tibi.*' Publilius Sybus, 208. 

"You may often make excuses for another, never for yourself." 

" Ignoscas aliis multa ; nihil tibi.'* 

AusoNius. Septem SapienUum Sententiae, Gledhulus^ 4. 

" Pardon much to others ; nothing to thyself." 

"li vivunt qui ex corporum vinculis, tanquam e carcere, evolaverunt." 

Cicebo. De Bepublicaj VI., 14. 

** Those truly live who have escaped from the fetters of the body, as from 
a prison." 

** Ilia meo cares donasset funere crines, 

Melliter et tenera poneret ossa rosa." 

Pbopertids. Elegies, I., 18 (17), 21. 

*' Her cherished locks upon my tomb she'd lay, 
And fill my grave with leaves of budding rose." 

*' nia mulier lapidem silicem, ut se amet, potest." 

Pdautus. Poenulus, Act J., 8c. IL, 77. — (Agorastocles,) 

" This woman would constrain a flint to love her." — {Bonnell Thornton,) 

** Bla placet tellus in qua les parva beatum 

Me facit, et tenues luxuriantur epes." 

Martial. Epigrams, X, 96, 6* 

*' That land for me whfire wiui a tiny store 
I'd happy be, and where nnall means are wealth." 

" (Quae^ue sequenda forent, quaeque evitanda vicisBim,) 
Ilia pnuB oreta, mex haec carbene netasti ? " 

Pbbsius. Satires, V., 108. 

*' What should be followed, and in turn what shunned. 
Hast noted, those in chalk, in crayon these ? " 



** Illam, quicquid agit, quoquo vestigia movit 

Oomponit furtim subsequiturque Decor.* 

TiBULLUS. Elegies, IV,, 2, 7. 
" Whatever she does, where'er she turns her step, 
Grace is her tire-woman, and her follower." 

*^ Ille dolor solus patriam fugientibus, ilia 
Maestitia est, caruisse anno Giroensibus uno." 

Juvenal. Satires, XI,, 52. 

" One thought alone, what time they leave behind, 
Friends, country, all, weighs heavy on their mind, 
One thought alone, — for twelve long months to lose 
The dear delights of Rome, the public shows." — {Oifford,) 

*** Ille egregiam artem quassandarum urbium professus." 

Seneca. De Constantia Sapientis, VT., 1. 

" That professor of the noble art of destroying cities." 

"** Ule igitur nunquam direxit bracchia contra 
Torrentem, nee civis erat, qui libera posset 
Verba animi proferre et vitam impendere vero." 

Juvenal. Satires, IV., 89. 
" Ne'er did he try the torrent's force to stem, 
Nor, as becomes a worthy citizen, 
Would he give utterance to his inmost thoughts, 
And speak the truth at peril of his life." 

" Ille potens sui 
Laetusque deget, cui licet in diem 
Dixisse, • vixi '." Horace. Odes, III., 29, 41. 

"Happy he 
Self-centred, who each night can say, 
My life is lived." —{Conington.) 

" Hie profeoto 
Reddere personae scit convenientia cuique." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 315. 

" That man, when need occurs, will soon invent 
For every part its proper sentiment." — [Conington.) 

** Ille quidem dignum virtutibus suis vitae terminum posuit." 

Apuleius. Metamorphoses, IV., 12. 

'' He ended his life in a manner befitting his virtues." 

■" Ille cerrarum mihi praeter omnes 

Angulus ridet." Horace. Odes, II., 6, 13. 

''That little comer, beyond all the world 
Is full of smiles for me." 

** Ille, ut depositi proferret fata parentis. 
Scire potestates herbarum usumque medendi 
Maluit et mutas agitare inglorius artes, " 

Virgil. Mneid, XII., 395. 
" But he, the further to prolong 
A sickly parent's span, 
The humbler art of medicine chose, 
The knowledge of each herb that grows. 
Plying a craft unknown to song, 

An unambitious man." — (Cmiiyigton.) 


-** Ble, yelut pelagi rupes immota, resistit." 

Virgil. JEneid, VII., 686. 

" Like rock engirdled by the sea, 
Like rock immoveable is he."— (Contn^ton.) 

-** mi dura quies oculcs et ferreus urget 
Somnos ; in aetemam clauduntor lumina noctem.*' 

ViBQiL. JEneidt XIL, 809. 

" A heavy slumber, ironbonnd. 
Seals the dull eyes in rest profound 

In endless night they close."— (C^in^toM.) 

-* Illi mors gravis incubat, 
Qui, notos nimis omiiibTis, 
Ignotos moritur sibi." Seneca. Th/yestes, 401. — (Chorus,) 

" Ah, heavily weighs death on him 
Who, known to others all too well, 
Dies to himself unknown." 

** Uli robor et aes triplex 
Oirca pectus erat, qui fragilem true) 

Commisit pelage ratem 
Primus." Horace. Odes, J., 3, 9. 

' ' Oak and brass of triple fold 
Encompassed sure that heart, which first made bold 

To the raging sea to trust 
A fri^e bark. " — {Oonington. ) 

" niic vivere vellem 
Oblitusque meorum, obliviscendus et iUis." 

Horace. EpistoloBf L, 11, 8. 

" Tet there, methinks, I would accept my lot, 
My friends forgetting, by my friends forgot." — [Coningtan,) 

-** niud ingeniorum velut praecox genus non temere unquam pervenit 
ad frugem." Quintilian. De Institutione Oratoria, I., 8, 3. 

'VThat class of intelligence which we call precocious very seldom bears 

*' Blud quod medium est atque inter utrumque probamus." 

Martial. Epigrams, J., 57 (58). 

**That we approve which both extremes avoids." 

<*Illud tamen in primis testandum est, nihil praeoepta atque artes 
valere, nisi adjuvante natura." 

QuurriLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, Prooenmimf 26. 

" We must first of all put it on record, that without the aid of nature, 
neither precept nor practice will be of much service to us." 

** nium ego per flammas et mille sequentia tela 
Eripui his humeris, medioque ex hoste reoepi.'* 

Virgil. JSneid, FT., 110. 

** Him through the fire these shoulders bore, 
And from the heart of battle tore." — (Oonington.) 


** Ima permutat brevis bora summis." 

Seneca. Thyestes, 698. — (Chorui.y 

*' But one short hour will change the lot of highest and of lowest." 

" Imago animi sermo est." Seneca. De MorHms, 72. 

" Speech is the mirror of the mind." 

" Immane regnum est posse sine regno pati." 

Seneca. Thyestes^ 470. — (Thyestes.)r 

•' Wide is your rule, if without ruling you have learnt to suflfer." 

*' (Guncta prius tentanda, sed) Immedicabile vulnus 
Ense recidendum est, ne pars sincera trabatur." 

Ovid. MetamorpTwseSt I., 190.. 

** First try all other means, but if the wound 
Heal not, then use the knife, lest to the sound 
From the diseased the canker spread." 

** Immo id est genus hominum pessimum, 
In denegando modo quis pudor paulnlum adest : 
Post, ubi tempus est promissa perfici. 
Turn ooacti, neoessario se aperiunt : 
Et timent : at tamen res cogit denegare." 

Terence. AndAfiay Act J7., Sc. i., 6. — (Charinus,) 

" Yes, such there are, the meanest of mankind. 
Who, from a sneaking bashfulness, at first 
Dare not refuse ; but when the time comes on 
To make their promise good, then force perforce 
Open themselves and fear : yet must deny." — {George Oolman,)^ 

*^ Immodicis brevis est aetas, et rara senectus. 
Quicquid amas, oupias non placuisse nimis.** 

Martial. Epigrams, VI., 29, 7» 

"Short life is theirs who know not self-restraint ; 
Pray not to love too much the things you love." 

<< Immortalia ne speres, monet annus et almum 

Quae rapit bora diem." Horace. Odes, IV,, 7, 7. 

'"No 'scaping death,' proclaims the year that speeds 
This sweet spring day." — (Coning ton.) 

" Impedit ira animum, ne possit cernere varum." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribus, II., 4. 

" Anger so clouds the mind that it cannot perceive the truth." 

** Impendendus homo est, deus esse ut possit in ipso." 

Manilius. Astronomicon, IV., 407. 

'^ Man must be so weighed as though there were a God within him." 

" Impensa monument! supervacua est ; memoria nostri durabit, si vita, 

Frontinus. {Pliny the Younger, Epistolae, IX., 19.) 

' A monument is a useless expense ; our memory will live, if our life ha» 
deserved it." 


"Imperat aut servit coUeota peounia ouique." 

HoRAcs. Epistolae, I., 10, 47. 

" Gk>ld will be flJave or master. " — (Conifigton. ) 

" Divitiae meae sunt ; tu divitiaram es." 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, XXIL, 6. 

" My wealth belongs to me ; you belcmgto your wealth." 

" Divitiae enim apud sapientem virum in servitute sunt, apod 
stultum in imperio.'' 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, XXVI,, 1. 

"Wealth is the slave of a wise man, the master of a fooL" 

" Ea invasit homines habendi cupido, ut possideri magis quam 
possidere videantur." 

Pliny the Youngbb. Epistolae, JX., 30. 

" Men are so enslaved by the lust of gain, that they seem to be 
possessed by it, rather than to possess it." 

*< Imperatorem (ait) stantem mori oportere.'' 

Vespasian. (Suetonms, Vespasian, VII., 24.) 
" An emperor should die standing." 

**Imperium cupientibus nihil medium inter summa et praecipitia.'' 

Tacitus. History, IL, 74. — (Quoting Vespasian,) 

"They who aim at empire have no alternative between complete success 
and utter downfaU. "—(Ohwch and Brodribb.) 

Imperium facile his artibus retinetur, quibus initio partum est. 
Yerum, ubi pro labore desidia, pro oontinentia et aequitate libido 
atque superbia invasere, fortima simul cum moribus immutatur." 

SAiiLUST. CaUlina, II. 

" Sovereignty is easily preserved by the very arts by which it was originally 
created. When, however, energy has given place to indifference, and 
temperance and justice to passion and arrogance, then as the morals 
change so changes fortune. 



(Scriptor honoratum si forte reponis Aohillem,) 

Impiger, iracundus, inexorabilis, acer, 

Jura neget sibi nata, nihil non arroget armis." 

HoBACE. De Arte Poetica, 121^ 

" If great Achilles figure in the scene, 
Make him impatient, fiery, ruthless, keen ; 
All laws, all covenants let him still disown, 
And test his quarrel by the sword alone." — {Coningtan.) 

'* Importuna tamen pauperies abest, 

Nee, si plura veUm, tu dare denoges." 

Horace. Odes, IIL 16, 87. 

"Yet Poverty ne'er comes to break my peace ; 

If more I craved, you would not more refuse."— (Conm^on.) 

Impossibilimn nulla obligatio est." 

Gblsus. {Corptis Juris CiviUs Bomatui, Digesta, Lib. L,^ 

Tit. XVIL, § 186.) 

''Thore is no legal obligation to perform impossibilities." 




** Imprimlsque hominis est propria veri inquiBitio atque investigatio." 

GiOEBO. De OffioUs, L, 4, 13. 

'* The first duty of man is the seeking after and investigation of tmth." 

** Improbe amor, quid non mortalia peotora oogis? " 

ViBGiL. JEneid, IV., 412. 

" Curst Love ! what lengths of tyrant scorn 
Wreak'st not on those of woman bom ? "^Ckmdngton,) 

** Improbe Neptunum aooosat qui iterum naufragium faoit.'* 


" He acooseth Neptmie unjustly who makes shipwreck a second time.'* 

— (Bacon,) 

** Improbus est homo qui beneficium soit sumere, et reddere nesoit.*' 

Plautus. Persa, Act F., 8c. L, 10. — {Toxihu.) 

<* The man's a knave in grain, who can receive 
A favour, and yet knows not to return it"-^BonneU Thornton.) 

** Improvisa leti 
Vis rapuit rapietque gentes.'* Hobacb. Odes, II., 13, 19. 

'* Death with noiseless feet 
Has stolen and will steal on alL" — {Conington.) 

**Impudicus prorsus reverentiam sui perdidit, quod fraenum est 
omnium vitiorum." 

Bacon. De Augmentie 8cieni4arum, VI., 3, 17. 

** The profligate, in a word, has lost his self-respect, which is a curb on 
every vice." 

" Impulverea, ut dioi solet, inoruentaque viotoria." 

AuLUS GeiiLIUS. Noctes Atticae, V., 6, 5. 

'* What is called, a dustless and a bloodless victory." 

** In aetate hominum plurimae 
Fiimt transennae, ubi deoipiuntur dolis ; 
Atque edepol in eas plerumque esca imponitur. 
Quam si quia avidus pascit escam avariter, 
Decipitur in transenna avaritia sua." 

Plautus. Eudens, Act IV., Sc. VII. — [Daemones.) 

** There are many traps 
Laid to ensnare mankind, and whosoever 
Snaps at the bait is caught by his own greediness." 

— {BonneU Thornton.) 

■" In amore haec omnia insunt vitia ; injuriae, 
Suspioiones, inimicitiae, induoiae, 
3ellum, pax rursum." 

Terence. Eunuchus, Act I., 8c. I., 14. — (Panneno.) 

*' In love are all these ills : suspicions, quarrels. 
Wrongs, reconcilements, war, and peace again." — [George Coiman.) 

•* (Nunc) In Aristippi furtim praeoepta relabor 
Et mihi res, non me rebus subjungere conor." 

Hobacb. Epistolae, I., 1, 18. 

" Anon to Aristippus' camp I flit. 
And say, the world's for me, not I for it."— (Conington.) 




<* In audaces non est audacia tuta." Ovid. Metamorphoses, X,, 544. 
** Agamst the daring daring is unsafe." 

** In causa facili onivis licet esse diserto, 

Et minimae vires frangere quassa vsJent.' 

Ovid. Tristia, IIL, 11, 21. 

" If but the subject's easy we may all be wise ; 

What stands not fbm the smallest force o'erthrows." 

^*In civitate libera lingoam mentemque liberas esse debere (jactabat).*' 

TiBBBins. {StieUmius, Tiberius^ 111.^ 28.) 

" In a firee state there should be freedom of speech and thought." 

** In coUocando benefioio et in referenda gratia, si cetera paria sunt, 
hoc maxime officii est, ut quisque inaxime opis indigeat, ita ei 
potissimum opitulari : quod contra fit a plerisque.'* 

GicEBO. De OffioUs, J., 15, 49. 

" In conferring a favour, or returning a kindness, it is above all things our 
duty, other things bemg equal, to consider where assistance is most 
needed ; most men, however, take the opposite course." 

In corpore si quid ejusmodi est, quod reliquo corpori noeeat, id uri 
secarique patimur, ut membrum aliquod potius quam totum 
corpus intereat : sic in reipublicae corpore, ut totum salvum stt, 
quidquid est pestiferum amputetur." 

GiCEBO. PhiUppica, VIII., 5, 15. 

" If in the body there is anything of such a nature as to be injurious to 
the rest of the body, we permit it to be burnt out, or cut away, pre- 
ferring to lose one of the members, rather than the whole body ; so in 
the body politic, that the whole may be preserved, it is necessary to 
amputate whatever is noxious." 

In dissensione civili, cum boni plus quam multi valent, expendendos 
cives, non n'umerandos puto." 

CiCBBo. De BepuhUcat VL^l, — (Fragment,) 

" In civil dissensions, where character is worth more than mere numbers, 
we should, I think, weigh our fellow-citizens, and not count them 

** In eadem re utilitas et turpitude esse non potest.'* 

CiCEBO. De OffioUs, TIL, 8, 35. 

** It is impossible for the same course of action to be both expedient and 

«*In eo neque auctoritate neque gratia pugnat, sed quibus Philippus 
omnia castella expugnari posse dicebat, in quae modo asellus 
onustus auro posset ascendere." 

GiCEBO. Ad Atticum, I., 16, 12. 

" His weapons are neither authority nor popularity, but rather those re- 
ferred to in the saying of Philip of Macedon, that no city was impreg- 
nable so long as it could be entered by an ass laden with gold." 

** In flagranti crimine comprehensi." 

JusTmiAN. {Corpus Juris Civilis Bomard, Codex IX., 

Tit. XIIL, 1.) 

" Taken in flagrant violation of the law." {Generally quoted ** in flagrante 



** In fuga foeda mors est ; in yictoria gloriosa." 

GiOBBO. PhUippiea, XIV,, 12, 82. 

"In flight death is disgracefal ; in victory, glorious. " 

" In hominem dicendmn est igitor, quiun oratio argumentationem non 
habet.'* Gicbbo. Pro Flacco, X, 28. 

" We must make a personal attack, when there is no argumentative basis 
for our speech. " ( When you have no case, abuse Ihe plaintiff* 8 attorney, ) 

" QTam) In hominnm aetate multa eveniunt hujusmodi : 
Gapiunt voluptates, capiunt rursmn miserias ; 
Irae interveniunt, redeunt rursum in gratiam ; 
Verum irae si quae forte eveniunt hujusmodi, 
Inter eos rursum si reventum in gratiam est, 
is tanto amioi sunt inter se, quam prius." 

Plautub. Arwphiitryo, Act III,, 8c. II,, 67. — (Jupiter,) 

" For in the life of men full many a chance 
Befalls them in this wise : and now they take 
Their fill of pleasure, then again of misery : 
Now quarrels intervene, and now again 
They're reconciled : but when these kind of quarrels 
4 Haply arise betwixt two loving souls, 

When reconciliation's made again, 
Their friendship doubles that they held before." 

—{Bonnell Thornton,) 

« In ingenio quoque, siout in agro, quanquam alia diu serantur atqu& 
elaborentur, gratiora tamen quae sua sponte nasountur." 

Tacitus. De Oratortbus, VI, 

'* Man's mind is like a field; though by sowing and careful cultivation 
other things may be produced from it, yet we like best what grows 
there naturally." 

** In mala uxore atque inimioo, si quid sumas, sumtus est ; 
In bono hospite atque amioo quaestus est, quod sumitur ; 
Et quod in divinis rebus sumas, sapient! lucro est." 

Aautus. Miles Olorioims, Act III, , Sc. I, , 79. — {Periplectomenes. > 

"Upon an enemy 
Or a bad wife, whatever you lay out, 
That is expense indeed ! But on a friend. 
Or a good guest, what you expend is gain : 
As also, what is cost in sacrifices. 
Is by the wise and virtuous counted profit.'* 

—(Bomiell Thornton,} 

** In maxima fortuna minima lioentia est." 

Sallust. CatiUna^ LI,^ 

"The higher your station, the less your liberty." 

** In melle sunt linguae sitae vostrae, atque orationes 
Laoteque: corda felle sunt sita atque acerbo aceto." 

Plautus. Truculentus, Act I,, Sc, II., 76. — (Dvna/rchtis,} 

" Tour tongues drop milk and honey, 
Tour hearts are steeped in gall and vinegar." 

—-{BormeU Thornton.)- 


« In mentem venit 
Te bovem esse et me esse asellum ; ubi tecum oonjunctus siem 
Ubi onus nequeam ferre pariter, jftoeam ego asinus in Into." 

Plautus. Aulularia, Act II. ^ Sc. IL, 61. — (EucUo.) 

' ' When I am coupled with yon, 
Unequal to the load that you can oeax, 
I the poor ass shall founder in the mire." 

—(BonneU Thornton.) 

« * In nemora et lucos ' id est in solitudinem secedendnm est. " 

Tacitus. De OratoribtiSt IX. 

" We must retire ' into the woods and groves/ that is to say, we must seek 

<*In nullo quidem morbo plus fortuna sibi vendicare, quam ars, ars 
quam natnra, potest: utpote oum, repugnante natura, nihil 
medicina proficiat." Gelsus. De Medusina^ III.^ 1. 

"In no disease can fortune claim more than skill, or skill than fortune ; 
so much so that unless nature aids, all medicine is in vain." 

'* (Opinor quia) in numero ipso est quoddam magnum collatumque con- 
silium ; quibusque singulis judicii parum, onmibus plurimimi." 

Pmny the Younger. EpistolaCf VII. y 17. 

" In a multitude of counsellors there is a sort of collective wisdom ; though 
individiudly they may be deficient in judgment, yet united they are 

«* In onmi adversitate fortunae infelicissimum genus est infortunii 
luisse felicem.'* 

BoETHins. De Consolatione PMlosophiaet II. i Prosa 4. 

" In every reverse of fortune, the most unhappy condition of misfortune 
is to have known happiness." 

«* In omni enim arte vel studio vel quavis scientia, ut in ipsa virtute, 
optimum quidque rarissimum." 

GiCEBO. De Finibtis, IL^ 25, 81. 

" In every art or science, or branch of learning, as in virtue itself, perfec- 
tion is but rarely attained." 

•« In perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale." 

Catuddus. Carmiwa, XGIX. (CL)^ 10. 
" For ever, brother, fore thee well." 

'* In pertusum ingerimus dicta dolium, operam ludimus." 

Plautus. Pseudahis^ Act J., 8c. III., 136. — (PsevdoltLS.) 

"All we say 
Is just like pouring water in a sieve ; 
Our labour's all in vain." — [BonneU Thornton.) 

** In pretio pretium nunc est. Dat census honores. 
Census amicitias ; pauper ubique jacet." 

Ovid. Fasti, I., 217. 

" Money is now the prize. Wealth in its train 
Brings honours, and brings friendships ; he who's poor 
Is ever cast aside." 

«* In primoribuB habent, ut aiunt, labris." Cicebo. Fragment. 

*( They have it on the tip of the tongue, as the saying goes." 


** In prinoipatu commutando saepius, 
Nil praeter domini nomen mutant pauperes.'* 

Phaedbus. Fables fLf 15, 1. 

'' When states new rulers seek, 
The poor change nothing but their master's name.*' 

" In publiois nihil est lege gravius : in privatis fimiissimum est testa* 
mentmn." Gicebo. PhiU^^pica, II, ^ 42, 109. 

*' In public affairs there is nothing weightier than law ; in private matters 
nothing more binding tiian a will." 

** In re mala, animo si bono utare, adjuvat." 

Plautus. CevptMt Act IL^ 8c, J., Q,—{Lorarius.) 

" Our best support and succour in distress 
Is fortitude of mmd."—(B(mnell Thornton,) 

"In rebus asperis et tenui spe, fortissima quaeque consilia 
tutissima sunt." Livt. Histories^ XXV,, 38. 

"In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the 

" In sapientis quoque animo, etiam cum vulnus sanatum est, cicatrix 
manet." Seneca. De Ira^ J., 16, 7. — (A saying of Zeno.) 

" Even in the wise man's* mind, after the wound is healed, the scar 

•*In scirpo nodum quaeris." 

Plautus. Menaechmiy Act II,, 8c, I., 22. — {Messenio,) 

" You are looking for a knot in a bulrush." 

** In 36 magna ruunt ; laetis hunc numina rebus 
Grescendi posuere modum." Lucan. PharsaUa, J., 81. 

" What beyond measure grows, of its own self will fall ; 
Such bounds the gods have set to fortune's increase." 

"In se semper armatus Furor." 

Seneca. Hercules Ftirens, 98. — (Juno,) 

" Madness ever armed against itself." 

" In steriles cajnpos nolunt juga ferre juvenoi : 
Pingue solum lassat, sed juvat ipse labor. " 

Martial. Epigrams, I., 107 (108), 7. 

" When the land's poor the steer the yoke will shirk : 
Rich soil may weary, yet the toil's a joy." 

" In suis quoque malis ita gerere se oportet, ut dolori tantum des, 
quantum poscit, non quantum consuetudo." 

Seneca. De Tranquillitate Arwmi, XV,, 6. 

" In one's own misfortunes one should so bear oneself as to give the rein 
to sorrow only as far as is necessary, not as far as is customary." 

"In tanta volutatione rerum humanarum nihil cuiquam nisi mors 
certum est : tamen de eo queruntur omnes, in quo uno nemo 
decipitur." Seneca. Epistolae, XCIX., 9. 

" Among the innumerable vicissitudes of human affairs, no one can be sure 
of anything except death : yet all men complain of the one thing in 
which no one is deceived." 


*' In te omnis domos inolinata reomnbit." 

ViBGUu JEneid^ XII,, 59. 

** A house dismaniled and decayed, 

On yon ia fain to lean." — {ConingUm.) 

** In tempore ad earn veni : quod remm omnium est 

TsBBNCB. HemitontimorumenoSt Act IL, 8c. III., 128. — (Syrus.) 

*' I came just in time, 
Time, that in most affairs is all in s^." ^George Oolman.) 

** In tenui labor, at tenuis non gloria." Yxbgil. Oeorgics, 17., 6. 
" Slight is the subject of my work, not slight shall be its fame." 

'* In turbas et disoordias pessimo ouique plurima vis ; pax et quies bonis 
artibus indigent." Tacitus. History ^ IV. , 1. 

" In stirring up tumult and strife, the worst men can do the most, but 
peace and quiet cannot be established without virtue.*' 

—{Gfuurch and Brodritb.) 

** (Fidens animi atque) In utrumque paratus, 
Seu versare dolos, sou certae occumbere morti." 

ViBGiL. ^neid, IL, 61. 

** Nerved with strong courage to defy 
The worst, and gam his end or die." — {Ooningt<m.\ 

** In vindicando oriminosa est oeleritas.** Publujus Sybus, 236. 
** In taking revenge, the very haste we make is criminal.** — {Bacon.) 

•• In vino Veritas.'* 

Proverbial eospression. (Erasmtcs, Adagiorum CMliades, 

'' Libertas'\) 
^* In wine is truth.** 

** Incedunt victae longo ordine gentes 
Quam variae Unguis, habitu tam vestis et armis." 

ViBGiL. ^neid, VIIL, 722. 

*< There march the captives, all and each, 
In garb as diverse as in speech, 
A multiform a.Tray."—{Ckmington,) 

'* Inceptio *Bt amentium, baud amantium.** 

Tebbncb. Andria, Act I., 8c. III., 13. — (Diwus.) 

<<They are beginning like lunatics, not like lovers." 

'* Incipe ; dimidium facti est, coepisse : sup|ersit 
IMmidium ; rursum hoc incipe, et efficies.'* 

AusoNius. Epigrammata^ LXXXL 


Begin; 'tis half your task ; the half remains ; 

Lgain begin, and all your task is done." 

•« Inde caput morbi." Juvenal. Satvres^ III., 236. 

" Hence the seeds of many a dire disease." — {Oifford.) 

** Inde faces ardent, veniunt a dote sagittae." 

Juvenal. Satwrea^ 77., 139. 

"Plutus, not Cupid, touched his sordid heart. 
And *twas her dower that winged th' unerring dart" — iOiffordJ) 


" Inde fit ut raoro, qui se vizisse beatum 
Dicat et exacto oontentus tempore vita 
Oedat uti oonviva satur, repeiire queamos." 

HoBAOB. SatireSt J., 1, 117. 

<< Hence comes it that the man is rarely seen 
Who owns that his a happy life has been, 
And thankful for past blessings, with 0ood will 
Retires, like one who has enjoyed his mL" — (Oonington.) 

"Inde ilia maxima medicorum exolamatio est, *yitam brevem esse, 
longam artem *.*' Sbnbca. De BreviUUe VUae, L 

** Hence that greatest of the sayings of the doctors, that ' life is short, but 
art is long '." 

** Indice non opus est nostris, nee vindice libris : 
Stat contra, dicitque tibi tua pagina, fur es." 

Mabtial. EpifframSt ^n 58 (64), 11. 

'* My books nor spy nor yet avenger need ; 
Thy pages to thy face proclaim thy theft" 

** Indigna digna habenda sunt, quum herus faoit.** 

Plautus. Captvoif Act IL, 8c, J., 6. — (Lorarius.) 

*' Should a master 
Commit unworthy actions, yet his slaves 
Must think them worthy ones." — [BowmU Thomion,) 

" Indignor quicquajn reprehendi, non quia crasse 
Gompositum, illepideve putetur, sed quia nuper.** 

Horace. Epistolaet IL^ 1, 76. 

" I chafe to hear a poem called third-rate. 
Not as ill-written, but as written late." — (ConingUm.) 

" Indocti discant et ament meminisse periti." 

HiiNAULT. Ahr6g6 Chronologiqtce ae VHistovre de Frcmce^ preface. 
A translation^ as H&nault states^ of the folUymng lme$ 
from Pope*s Essay on Criticism^ 741 and 742. 

"Content if hence th' unlearned their wants may view. 
The learned reflect on what before they ^ew." 

'* Indimi sanguineo veluti violaverit ostro 
Si quis ebur, aut mixta rubent ubi lilia multa 
Alba rosa ; taJes virgo dabat ore colores.*' 

ViBGiL. JEneidy XIL, 67. 

" So blushes ivory's Indian grain. 
When sullied with vermilion stain : 
So lilies set in roseate bed 
Enkindle with contagious red. 
So flushed the maid." — {Oonifigton,) 

*'Inerat tamen simplicitas ac liberaJitas; quae, ni adsit modus, in 
exitium vertuntur.'* 

Tacitus. History, III., 86.— (Of VitelUm.) 

** He had a certain frankness and generosity, qualities indeed which turn 
to a man's ruin, unless tempeied with discretion." 

—{Cliurch and £r<xHbb») 


"* Infelix operis stunma, quia ponere totnm 
Nesciet ; hunc ego me, si quid componere curem, 
Non magis esse veUm, quam naso vivere pravo, 
Spectandmn nigris oculis, nigroque capillo." 

Horace. De Arte PoeHca, 34. 

** Tet he shall fail, because he lacks the soul 
To comprehend and reproduce the whole, 
rd not DO he: the bla^est hair and eye 
Lose all tiieir beauty with the nose awry." — (Coningtan,) 

-«<Iiifinita est velooitas temporis, quae magis apparet respicientibus." 

Senega. Epistolae, XLIX., 2. 

" Infinitely swift is the flight of time, as we see, in especial, when we look 

-*• Ttifirmi animi est pati non posse divitias." 

Seneca. Epistolae, 71, 6. 

" It is the sign of a weak mind to be unable to bear wealth.** 

" Ingenia humana sunt ad suam cuique levandam culpam nimio plus 
facunda." Livy. Histories, XXVIIL, 26. 

'' Men are only too clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to 
those of others." 

-« Ingeniis patuit campus ; certusque merenti 
Stat favor." Glaudianus. De Consulatu Fl. MalU Theodori, 262. 

"Fame's wide field 
To talent open lies, and favour sure 
Waits upon merit." 

" (Neque, si quis scribat, uti nos 
"Seimoni propiora, putes hunc esse poetam.) 
Ingenium cui sit, cui mens divinior atque os 
Magna soniturum, des nominis hujus honorem.'* 

HoBACE. Satires, L, 4, 48. 

" 'Tis not poetry. 
No : keep that name for genius, for a soul 
Of Heaven's own fire, for words that grandly rolL" 


" Ingenium ingens 
ilnculto latet hoc sub corpore." Horace. Satires, L, 8, 88. 

''That coarse body hides a mighty mind." — {Conington,) 

** Ingenium, longa rubigine laesum, 
Torpet, et est multo, quam fuit ante, minus." 

Ovid. Tristia, 7., 12, 21. 

'* Great talents, by the rust of long disuse. 
Grow sonmolent, and shrink from what they were." 

" Ingenuas didioisse fideliter artes 
Bmollit mores, nee sinit esse feros." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, IL, 9, 47. 

" By faithful study of the nobler arts. 
Our nature's softened, and more gentle grows.'' 


** Ingenui vultus puer ingenuiqne pudoris/' 

JuvBNAL. Satires f XL, 154» 

** Ingenuous grace 
Beams from ms eyes, and flushes in his face." — {OifortU) 

** Iniqua nunquam regna perpetuo manent.*' 

Sbnbca. Medea, 196,-^Medea,y 

** Unjust dominion cannot be etemaL" 

** Iniqua rare maziinis virtutibus 
Foi^una parcit." Senboa. Hercules FurenSy 829. — (Megara.) 

" Fortune, the iade, but rarely spares 
Those of the loftiest virtue.'' 

** Iniqiiissima haeo bellorum conditio est ; prospera omnes sibi vindi- 
cant, adyersa uni imputantur." Taoitub. Agricola, XXVII. 

" Nothing in war is more unjust than that all concerned claim its suoce6se» 
for themselves, and throw on some one individual the blame for its 

''Iniquum est collapsis manum non porrigere: commune hoc juB- 
generis humani est." 

Mabcus Sbnbca. Controversiae, I., 1, 14. 

" It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the faHen ^ 
that is the common right of humanity." 

" Initia magistratuum nostrorum meliora ferme et finis inclinat, dum 
in modum candidatorum suffragia conquirimus." 

Tacitus. Armals, XV,, 21. 

*' Our magistrates generally administer their offices better at the beginning: 
of their tenure, but with less vigour towards the end, when tney are- 
in the position of candidates soliciting votes." 

"Initium est salutis, notitia peccati." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XXVIIL, 9, 

'* The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error." 

" Injusta ab justis impetrari non decet ; 
Justa autem ab injustis petere insipientia ^st ; 
Quippe illi iniqui jus ignorant, neque tenent." 

Plautus. Anvphilryo, Prologtief 35» 

** It befits not to pray the just to do injustice ; 
And to ask justice from the unjust is foolishness, 
For the unjust nor know nor practise justice." 

" Inops, potentem dum vult imitari, perit.*' 

Phaedbus. Fables, L, 24, 1^ 

'' It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful.** 

*' Inquinat egregios adjuncta superbia mores.'* 

Glaudianus. De Quarto ConsulaM HonorU, 305w 

* Pride sullies the noblest character." 


" Insani nomen sapiens ferat, aequus iniqui, 
Ultra qnam satis est virtutem si petat ipsam. ** 

HoBACB. Epiatolae^ /., 6, 15. 

"E'en virtue's self, if carried to excess, 
Toms right to wrong, good sense to foolishness." — (Ooningtoti.) 

"Insania scire se non potest, non magis quam caecitas se videre.^' 

Afulbius. De MagiUy LXXX, 

" Insanity cannot recognise itseli any more than blindness can see itself."* 

"Insanire paret certa ratione modoque." 

HoRACB. Satires, II., 8, 271. 

''There is a certain method in his madness." 

*' (At nos horrifico cinefactum te prope busto) 
Insatiabiliter deflebimus ; aetemumque 
Nulla dies nobis moerorem e pectore demet.^' 

LucBBTius. DeRerumNat/ura^IIL^^l'^, 

*'By the dread pyre whereon thine ashes lie 
We mourn thee ceaselessly ; no day to come 
Throughout all time shall consolation bring 
To our grief-stricken hearts." 

"Insperata accidunt magis saepe quam quae speres.*' 

Plautus. MostellaHa, Act I., Sc. Ill, 40.^{8ca{pha,} 

"Things we not hope for oftener come to pass 
Than things we wish." — (BonneU Carter.) 

** Inspicere, tanquam in speculum, in vitas omnium 
Jubeo, atque ex aliis sumere exemplum sibi. '' 

Tbebncb. Adelphi, Act III., Sc. III., 62. — {Demea.} 

'* In short, I bid him look into the lives 
Of all, as in a mirror, and thence draw 
From others an example for himself." — (George Colman.) 

** Instar mentis equum divina Palladis arte 
Aedificant." Vibgil. Mneid, II., Ib^ 

"The Danaan chiefs, with cunning given 
By Pallas, mountain-high to heaven 
A giant horse uprear." — (Conington,) 

** Integer vitae scelerisque purus, 
Non eget Mauris jaculis neque arcu, 
Nee venenatis gravida sagittis, 

FuBce, pharetra.'' Hobacb. Odes, L, 22, 1. 

'* No need of Moorish archer's craft 

To guard the pure and stainless liver ; 
He wants not, Fuscus, poison'd shaft 
To store his quiver." — {Conington.) 

** Intelligisne me esse philosophum? . . . Intellexeram, si tacuisses." 
BoETHius. De Consolatione Philosophias, II., Prosa 7. 

" Bo you understand that I am a philosopher ? . . . I should have so- 
understood had you remained silent. " 
{Hence the phrase * * Si tacuisses, phUosophus jnansisses ". ) 



Inter finitimos vetus atque antiqua simultas, 

Immortale odium et nunquam sanabile vulnus 

Ardet adhuo." Juvbnal. Satires, XV,, 88. 

" Between two neighbouring towns a deadly hate, 
Sprung from a sacred ffruoge of ancient date, 
Yet bams ; a hate no lenients can assuage. 
No time subdue, a rooted rancorous rage. — (Oxford,) 

*' (Micat inter omnes 
Julium sidos velut) inter ignes 

Luna minores." Hobace. Odes, 1,, 12, 47. 

" Great JuUus' light 
Shines like the radiant moon amid 

The lamps of mght."—{Conington,) 

^* (Saepe audivi) inter os atque ofiam multa intervenire posse." 

M. Oato (Gensobinus.) {AuVus Oelli/us, Noctes AtHcae, XIIL, 

17, 1.) 
" Many things may come between the mouth and the morseL" 

** (Nunc ego) inter sacrum saxumque sto." 

Plautub. Captwi, Act IIL, Sc, IV,, 8i,—(7}yndarus.) 

'* I am standing between the knife and the victim." 

** (Quod ait vetus proverbiimi,) inter sacrum et sazum positus 
oruciabar." Apulbius. Metamorphoses, XI,, 28. 

" I was suffering agonies between the knife and the victim." 

** Inter spem curamque, timores inter et iras 
Omnem orede diem tibi diluzisse supremum ; 
Grata superveniet quae non sperabitur bora." 

HoBACE. Epistoltie, L, 4, 13. 

** Let hopes and sorrows, fears and angers be. 
And tmnk each day that dawns the last you'll see ; 
For so the hour that greets you unforeseen 
Will bring with it enjoyment twice as keen." — (Conington.) 

*'Interdum lacrimae pondera voois habent.'* 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, IIL, 1, 168. 

''E'en tears at times have all the weight of speech." 

^* Interdum vulgus rectum vidit ; est ubi peccat." 

HoBACE. Epistolae, II,, 1, 68. 

" Sometimes the public sees like any lynx ; 
Sometimes, if 'tis not blind, at least it blinks." — (Ckmington,) 

*' Interea dulces pendent circum oscula nati, 
Gasta pudicitiam servat domus ; ubera vaccae 
Lactea demittunt, pinguesque in gramine laeto 
Inter se adversis luctantur comibus haedi." 

ViBGiii. Oeorgics, II,, 528. 

" Meanwhile his children clamber for his kiss. 
And chastity assures domestic bliss ; 
His kine afford exuberance of food, 
And his kids fatten in their wanton mood."^/. B, Rose,) 


** Interea gostus elementa per omnia quaerunt, 
Nunquam animo pretiis obstantibos." JuvEi^Aii. Satires, XT., 14. 

" Meanwhile, ere yet the last supply be spent, 
They search for diunties every element. 
Awed by no price." — (Oiffdra.) 

** Intererit multum Davusne loqoatur an heros." 

HoBACB. De Arte Poetieay 114. 

" Twill matter much if Davns 'tis who's speakinff, or a hero." 

(This line is generally quoted as above, but vie more correct reading is 
probably "Dimts", Conington adopts this, wnd translates the 
line, ** Gods should not taUc like heroes",) 

** Interrogas, quid petam ex virtute? Ipsam. Nihil enim habet 
melius, ipsa pretiimi sui." Sbneca. De Vita Beata, IX,, 4. 

' Yon ask what I seek from virtue I Itself, For virtue has nothing better 
to give ; its value is in itself." 

" Ipsa quidem virtus sibimet puloherrima merces.** 

Siiiius Italicus. Puwica, XIII, , 663. 

<* Ipsa quidem virtus pretium sibi." 

Glaudianub. De Consulatu Fl, MalUi Theodori, 1. 

" Virtue is indeed its own reward." 

** Intrat amor mentes usu. Dediscitur usu. 
Qui poterit sanum fingere, sanus erit." 

Ovid. Bemedia Amoris, 603. 

' By habit love doth enter in our hearts, 
By habit too we learn to drive him forth. 
He who can feign that he has cured love's wound, 
Will soon be cured indeed." 

« Intret amicitiae nomine tectus amor. " 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, L, 720. 

'* Love will enter cloaked ui friendship's name." 

"Intus est hostis; cum luxuria nobis, cimi amentia, cum scelere 
certandum est." Cicebo. In Catilinam, II,, 6, 11. 

" The enemy is within the gates ; it is with our own luxury, our own folly,, 
our own criminality that we have to contend." 

" Intuta quae indecora." Tacitus. History, L, 88. 

''That cannot be safe which is not honourable." 

— (Cfhwrah and Brodribb.\ 

** Inveni portum. Spes et fortuna valete ; 
Sat me lusistis ; ludite nunc alios." 

Jaihus Pannonius. Epigrammata, CLX. (Ed, Traj, ad Bhenum^ 
1784.) A translation of an epigram in the Greek Anthology,. 
IX,, 49. 

(Quoted by Lesage, Oil Bias, IX., 10, and Burton, Anatomy of 
Melancholy, Part IL, Sec, III,, 6.) 

'* My haven's found. Fortune and hope, farewell ; 
Enough ye've toyed with me ; toy now with others.** 


<* Invenias etiam disjeoti membra poetae." 

HoBAOB. Satires, L, 4, 62. 
" The bard remains, unlimb him as you will." — (Qonington,) 

■** Inveniat quod quisi^ue velit. Non omnibus unum est 
Quod placet. Hio spinas coUigit, ille rosas." 

Pbtronius Abbitbb. Fragment XXXV. 

" May each man find what he desires ; all tastes 
Are not the same. One roses plucks, one thorns." 

*' Invicti perstant, animoque supersunt 
Jam prope post animam." 

SiDONius Apollinabis, Carrmna, V. lMigne*8 Patrologiae 

Cursus, Vol LVIIL, 317.) 

" Unconquered still they stand, and their high courage 
All but outlives their life." 

•** Invidiam, tanquajn ignem, summa petere.^' 

LiVY. Histories, VIIL, 81. 
*^ Envy like fire always makes for the highest points." 

•** Invidus, iracundus, iners, vinosus, amator ; 
Nemo adeo ferus est ut non mitescere possit. 
Si modo culturae patientem commodet aurem. 
Virtus est vitium fugere, et sapientia prima 
Stultitia caruisse." Hobacb. Epistolae, J., 1, 38. 

/' Coward, pickthank, spitfire, drunkard, debauchee. 
Submit to culture patiently, you'll find 
Her charms can humanise the rudest mind. 
To fiy from vice is virtue : to be free 
From foolishness is wisdom's first degree." — (Conington.) 

•** Invisa nunquam imperia retinentur diu." 

Seneca. Phoemssae, 660 (298). — (Poh/rUces.) 

*' An unpopular rule is never long maintained." 

*'Invitus ea, tanquam vulnera, attingo; sed nisi tacta tractataque 
sanari non possunt." Livy. Histories^ XXVIII, , 27. 

" I approach these questions unwillingly, as they are sore subjects, but no 
cure can be efifected without touching upon and handling them." 

" (Subito adfertur nuntius horribilis,) 
lonios fluctus, postquam illuc Arrius isset, 
Jam non lonios esse sed Hionios." 

Catullus. Carmina, LXXXIL (LXXXIV,), 11. 

" We've just heard the dreadful news, 
That since our Arrius' visit to the sea, 
The Ionian waves are now Hionian called," 

*' Ipsa dies alios alio dedit ordine Luna 
Felices operum." Vibgil. Oeorgics, I., 276. 

" The moon herself doth changing indicate 
Auspicious days, and those opposed by fate."— (/. B. Rose,) 

** Ipsa scientia potestas est." 

Bacon. Meditationes Sacrae, — De Heresibus. 

'* Knowledge is power. 



'** Ipse iBcit versus, atque uni oedit Hometo 
Propter mille annos. *' Juyxnai.. SaiiriM, FTI., 37. 

** He scribbles Terses, and be tbinks bimself 
Tbe grestest beid saye Homer, to wbom be yieldBi 
Because be liyed a tbonsand years ago." 

'** Ipse qois sit, utrum sit an non sit, id quoque nesoit." CarminOf XVIL, S2. 

** He knows not wbo be is, nor if be is, nor if be is not** 

-** Ipse tibi sis senatos ; quocumque te ratio reipublicae ducet, sequare." 

OiCEBO. Aa FamiliareSt X., 16, 2. 

" Be to yourself tbe senate ; wberever tbe well-being of tbe state points tbe 
patb, foUowtbere." 

""Ipsi illi philosophi etiam illis libellis, quos de contemnenda gloria 
scribunt, nomen sumn inscribant; in eo ipso in quo praedica- 
tionem nobilitatemque despiciunt, praedicari de se, ac nominuri 
volunt." OioBBO. Pro Archia, XL, 26. 

" Even those very pbilosopbers wbo write treatises on tbe despising of fiune, 

Sut tbeir names on tbe title-paffe ; in tbe very place in wbiob tbey 
epreoate self-advertisement and notoriety tbey take steps to have 
tbemselves advertised and made notorious." 

*** Ipsi medium ingenium, magis extra vitia quam cum virtutibus." 

Tacitus. History, I., 49.— (0/ Oalba,) 

**HiB cbaraoter was of an average kind, rather free firom vices than 
distingoisbed by virtues."— (Cmcrc^ and Brodnbb.) 

■** Ipsum enim bonum non est opinionibus, sed natura.'* 

GicBBO. De LegibiUt I., 17, 46. 
'* The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature." 

^* Ira furor brevis est : animum rege qui nisi paret 
Imperat: hunofrenis, hunc tu compesce catena." 

HoRACB. Epiatolca, I., 2, 62. 

" Wrath is a short-lived madness : curb and bit 
Your mind : 'twill rule you, if you rule not it" — (ConvngUm,) 

" Ira quae tegitur nocet ; 
Piofessa perdunt odia vindictae locum." 

Sbnsoa. Medea, 163. — (Nuirix,) 

** Dangerous is wrath concealed ; 
Hatred proclaimed doth lose its chance of wreaking vengeance.*' 

-**Is demum mihi vivere, atque frui anima videtur, qui, aliquo negotio 
intentus, praeclari facinoris aut strtis bonae famam quaerit." 

Sallust. Catilmat IL 

"He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life, wbo sets 
himself some serious work to do, and seelcs the credit of a task well 
and skilfully performed." 

'**l8 demum vir cuius animimi neque prospera (fortima) flatu sao 
efieret, nee adversa infringet." Livy. Hiatoriea, XLV., 8. 

" He is truly a man who will not permit bimself to be unduly elated when 
fortune' breeze is favourable, or cast down when it is adverse." 


** Is habitus animorum fuit ut pessimum faoinns auderent panoi, plure» 
vellent, omnes paterentur. " Tacitus. History^ J., 28. 

''Such was the temper of men's minds, that, while there were few to 
venture on so atrocious a treason, many wished it done, and all were 
ready to acquiesce." — {Church and Broaribb.) 

*' Is minimum eget mortalis qui minimum oupit." 

Anon. {Ribbeck, Scemcae Romanorum Poesis Fragmentat ex 

incertis incertorum, LXV,) 

'' 'Mongst mortals he's the least in want who least desires." 

" Gontentum vero suis rebus esse, maximae sunt certissimaeque- 
divitiae.*' Oicbbo. Paradoxal VI., 3, 61. 

«To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest, 
riches." / 

" Non qui partim habet, sed qui plus cupit, pauper est." 

Seneca. Epistolae, IL, 6. 

"Not he who possesses little, but he who desires, more, is the- 
poor man." 

'* Is maxime divitiis iruetur, qui minima divitiis indiget." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XIV,, 17. 
''He most enjoys wealth who least desires wealth." 

'* Is plurimum habebit qui minimum desiderabit." 

ApuiiEius. De Magia, XX. 

" He will have moat who desires least." 

** Felicem soivi, non qui, quod vellet, haberet, 
Sed qui per fatum non data non cuperet." 

AusoNiUB. IdylUa, IL, 23^ 

" Not that man's happy who obtains his wish, 
But he who wishes not for what fate gives not." 

" Semper inops quicumque cupit." 

Claudianus. In Rufiwum, I., 200. 

" He who desires is always poor." 

" Is (Solon) quum interrogaretur, cur nullum supplicium constituisset- 
in eum, qui parentem necasset, respondit se id neminem 
facturum putasse." Cicero. Pro Rosdo Amerino, XXV., 70. 

" Solon, when asked why he had not appointed any penalty for parricide^, 
replied that he had not thought any man capable of the crime." 

Ista senilis stultitia, quae deliratio appellari solet, senum levium est,, 
non omnium." Cicero. De Senectute, XJ., 36. 

''That senile stupidity which we call dotage is not characteristic of all old? 
men, but only of those of small mental capacity." 

"Isthaec commemoratio 
Quasi exprobratio est immemoris beneficii." 

Terence. Andria, Act J., Sc. I., 16. — (Sosia.) 

"This detail. 
Forcing your kindness on my memory. 
Seems to reproach me with ingratitude." — (Oeorge Colman.y 



** Isthaeo in me oudetur faba/* 

Tbbbnob. EunuchuSy Act II, y 8c, III,, 89. — (Panneno.) 
« I sliall have to serve for the threshing floor." 

" Istuc est sapere, non quod ante pedes mode 'at 
Yidere, sed etiam ilia quae futura sunt 
Prospicere.'' Tbbbncb. AdelpMj Act III,, 8c. IIL, 82. — {8yrua,) 

'* That is to be wise, to see 
Not that alone which lies before the feet, 
But ev'n to pry into futurity." — (George Oolman.) 

** Istuc est sapere, qui, ubicumque opus sit, aniTnnm possis flectere ; 
Quod Sciendum fortasse sit post, idem hoc nunc si feceris." 

Tbbbncb. Hecyra, Act IV,, Sc, III,, 2. — {Laches,) 

''That man is wise who so can bend his mind, 
When need arises, as to do at once 
That which herei^r he will recognise 
As having been the proper thing to do." 

** Ita comparatam esse hominum naturam omnium, 
Aliena ut melius videant et dijudicent 
Quam sua." 

Tbbbncb. HeaaitonHmorumenos, Act III,, Sc, J., 97. 

— (Menedemus.) 

** Qods ! that the nature of mankind is such, 
To see and judge of the affairs of others 
Much better than their ovm,"^Oeorge Oolman, ) 

*' Ita Dis placitum, voluptatem ut maeror comes consequatur." 

Plautus. Amphitryo, Act IL, Sc. II., 6. — {Alcumena.) 

" Thus it pleases Heaven, 
That Sorrow, her companion, still should tread 
Upon the heels of Pleasure." — (Bonnell ThorTUon.) 

" Ita enim finitima sunt falsa veris, eaque quae percipi non possunt, ii» 

quae possunt ut tam in praecipitem locum non debeat se 

sapiens committere." Gicbbo. Academica, II., 21. 

"The false borders so closely on the true, and the possible on the 
impossible, that the wise man should refrain from venturing on such 
dangerous ground." 

** Ita est amor, balista ut jacitur : nihil sic celere est, neque volat ; 
Atque is mores hominum moros et morosos ef&cit : 
Minus placet, magis quod suadetur ; quod dissuadetur placet. 
Quom inopia 'st, cupias ; quando ejus copia *st, tum non velis ; 
Ble qui aspellit, is compellit ; ille qui consuadet, vetat.** 

Plautus. Trmummus, Act III,, Sc, II,, 42. — {Lysitelea,) 

" It is with love 
As with a stone whirled from a sling ; it flies. 
Nothing so quick. Love makes a man a fool, 
Hard to be pleased. What you persuade him to 
He likes not, and embraces mat rrom which 
You would dissuaile him. What there is a lack of, 
That will he covet ; when 'tis in his power 
He'U none on't. Whoso bids him to avoid 
A thing invites him to it ; interdicts, 
Who recommends it." — (BonneU Tfiomton,) 



<*Ita major est mnneris gratia quo minus diu pependit." 

Sbnbca. De BmeflcUs, IL, 6, 8. 

** A gift is the more grateful, the shorter the time daring which we are 
waiting for it** 


Ita plerique ingenio sumus omnes ; nostri nosmet poenitet.*' 

TxBENCB. PhomUOy Act L, Sc, IIL, 20. 

** Sure 'tis in our nature 
Never to be contented." — {Oeorge Colman,) 

** Ita serpit illud insitum natura malum consuetudine peooandi libera, 
finem audaciae ut statuere ipse non possit.'* 

OicBBO. In Verrem, 11,, 3, 76, 177. 

"The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when 
the habit of wrong-doins is unchecked, that he hunself can set no 
limit to his shamelessness. 

** Ita servom par videtur frugi sese instituere, 
Proinde heri ut sint, ipse item sit ; voltum e voltu comparet ; 
Tristis sit, si heri sint tristes ; hilaris sit si gaudeant." 

PixAUTUS. Am^h/Uryo, Act III.^ Sc. III., 4. — (Sosia.) 

"It becomes 
A trusty servant still to fashion him 
So as to be himself as is his master. 
To set Mb face by his face, to be grave 
If he is grave, and merry if he's merry." 

— {Bonnell Thornton,) 

** Ita vita 'st hominum, quasi quam ludas tesseris : 
Si illud quod mazime opus est jactu, non cadit, 
Ulud, quod cecidit forte, id arte ut corrigas." 

Tbbbncb. AdeVphi, Act IV,, Sc VIL, 21. — {Micio.) 

"The life of man 
Is like a gaming table. If the cast 
Which is most necessary be not thrown. 
That which chance sends you must correct by art." 

--(George Colman.) 

*'' Ite prooul, Musae, si nil prodestis amanti. " 

TiBULLUs. Elegies, II,, 4, 15. 

** Muses, avaunt ! if to the lover ye refose your aid." 

^* Itidem divos dispertisse vitam humanam aequom fuit ; 
Qui lepide ingenlatus esset, vitam longinquam darent ; 
Qui improbi essent et scelesti, iis adimerent animam cite." 

Plautub. Miles Olorioms, Act III., fife. I., 136. — (Pleusides.) 

" So it were just, the Gods in human life 
Should make distinction due, and disproportion ; 
That on the well-disposed they should bestow 
A long extent of years ; the reprobate 
And wicked they should soon deprive of life." 

— {Bonnell Thornton,) 



** Itidem at tempus anni, aetatem aliam aliud faotmn convenit.* 

]ft[jLUTUS. Mercator^ Act T., 8c IV,, 2^,—{Eutychus,) 

" For as the several seasons of the year 
Bring with them different fruits, in human life 
So have our actions their fit seasons too.'' 

— (BonneU Thornton,) 

"Jacet enim oorpos dormientis ut mortui; viget autem et vivit 
animus." Gicsbo. De Divinatione, L, SO, 68. 

" The body of the sleeper lies as though dead ; but his mind lives and 

** Jacta alea esto." Julius G^sab. (StietonitiSf L, 32.) 

''Let the die be cast" 

** Jactat inaequalem Matho me fecisse libellum : 
Si verum est, laudat csurmina nostra Matho. 
Aequales soribit libros Galvinus et Umber. 
Aequalis liber est, Gretice, qui malus est." 

Martial. Epigrcms, VII., 90, 1. 

**rve writ, says Matho, an uneven book : 
If that be true, then Matho lauds my verse. 
Umber writes evenly, Galvinus too ; 
For even books, be sure, are always bad." 

*^ Jam Antiphonem conveni, adfinem meum, 
Gumque eo reveni ex inimicitia in gratiam. 
Videte, quaeso, quid potest pecunia." 

Plautus. Stichus, Act III., Sc, I., 7. — (Epignomus,) 

"I saw my father Antipho but now, 
And found him whom I left a foe, my friend. 
What will not money do ? **^Bonneu Thornton.) 

** Jam istuc, Aliquid fiet, metuo.'' 

Plautus. Mercator, Act II., Sc. IV,, 26. — (Eutychiis.) 

** I am always afraid of your * Something shall be done *,** 

** Jam, jam nulla viro juranti femina credat ; 
Nulla viri speret sermones esse fideles : 
Qui dum aliquid cupiens animus praegestit apisoi, 
Nil metuunt jurare, nihil promittere parcunt : 
Sed simul ac oupidae mentis satiata libido est. 
Dicta nihil metuere, nihil perjuria curant." 

Gatullus. CamUna, LXII. {LXIV,), 143, 

** Let not a woman trust her lover's oath. 
Let her not hope he'll keep his promises 1 
For while the soul is lusting to possess, 
No oath he fears, no x)romise but he'U make : 
Then when bis heart's desire is satisfied. 
Little he recks of livhiest perjury." 


*( Jam poscit aquam, jam frivola transfert 
XJoalegon ; tabulata tibi jam tertia fumant. 
Tu nesois." Juvenal. Satires^ IIL, 198. 

" 'Midst the loud cry 
Of ' water ! water ! ' the scared neighbours fly 
With all their haste can seize — ^the flames aspire, 
And the third floor is wrapt in smoke and fire, 
While you, unconscious, aoze." — (Oifford.) 

" Jamne igitur laudas, quod de sapientibus alter 
Bidebat, quoties a limine moverat unum 
Protiileratque pedem ; flebat oontrarius alter ? 
Sed fiaoilis cuivis rigidl censmra cacbimil : 
Mirajidum est unde ille ooulis sufiecerit humor.*' 

JuYEKAii. Satires, X., 28. 

** And do we, now, admire the stories told 
Of the two sages, so renowned of old ; 
How this for ever laughed, whene'er he stept 
Beyond the threshold ; that, for ever wept ? 
But all can laugh : — ^the wonder yet appears. 
What fount supplied the eternal stream of tears !" — {Oiford,) 

** Jamque dies, nisi fallor, adest, quem semper acerbum, 
Semper honoratum, sic Di voluistis, habebo." 

ViBGiL. JSneid, 7., 49. 

** And now that day has come, to me 
For evermore, by Heaven's decree, 

Embittered and endeared." — {Gonmgton.) 

** Jamque oomes semper magnorum prima malortim 
Saeva fames aderat." Lucan. PharsaUat IV,, 93. 

" And now, of great disasters ave the closest comrade, 
Oaunt famine's nigh at hand.'' 

*' Jamque vale ; feror ingenti oiroumdata nocte, 
Invalidasque tibi tendens, heu non tua, palmas ! " 

ViBQiL. Oeorgics, IV., 497. 

" And now farewell ; shrouded in endless night, 
No longer thine, alas, I'm borne away. 
Stretching in vain to thee my helpless hands." 

" Jejunus rare stomachus vulgaria temnit." 

Horace. Sati/res, IL, 2, 88. 

''When the stomach's pricked by hunger's stings, 
We seldom hear of scorn for common things.' —((7ontn^^on.) 

" Jucundi acti labores." Cicero. De FimbiLS, IL, 32, 105. 

'* Delightful are past labours." 

** Juoundiorem autem faciet libertatem servitutis recordatio. " 

Cicero. Philvppica, III., 14, 36. 
*^ Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.'* 

*< Judex damnatur cum nocens absolvitur." Publilius Syrus, 247. 
"When a guilty man is acquitted, the judge is convicted." 


** Judicium hoo omnium mortalium est, fortunam a deo petendam, a 
se ipso sumendam esse sapientiam." 

GiCBBo. De Natura Deorum, IIL^ 36, 88. 

**It is the universal opinion that we may pray the gods for fortune, but 
must provide ourselves with wisdom." 

'* Judicis est semper in causis v^rum sequi ; patroni nonnunquam veri- 
simile, etiam si minus sit verum, defendere." 

OiCBBO. De OffioUs, IL, 14, 51. 

"It is alwajrsthe judge's business in a suit to endeavour to get at the 
truth : it may^ sometimes be the duty of the advocate to defend a prob- 
able hyx)othesiB, even though it be not quite the truth." 

*• Jugulfijre oivem ne jure quidem quisquam bonus vult ; mavult enim 
oommemorare, se, quimi posset perdere pepercisse, quam, quum 
parcere potuerit, perdidisse." Gicebo. Pro Qumdo, XFT., 61. 

*< No honest man desires to cause the death of a fellow-man, even by lawful 
means ; he prefers always to remember that, when he could have 
destroyed, he spared, rather than that when he could have spared, he 

** Jura inventa metu injusti fateare necesse est. 
Tempera si fastosque velis evolvere mundi." 

Horace. Satires, I., 8, 111. 

" Twas fear of wrone gave birth to right, you'll find, 
If you but search the records of mankind." — (Conington.) 

** Jurantem me scire nihil mirantur ut unum 
Soilicet egregii mortalem altique silenti." 

HoBACB. Satires f II. ^ 6, 57. 

** I swear that I know nothing, and am dumb : 
They think me deep, miraculously mum." — [Conington,) 

<< Juris peritorum eloquentissimus, eloquentiimi juris peritissimus." 

CiCBSBO. De Oratore, I., 39, ISO.— (0/ Q, Scaevola,) 

" The greatest orator among the lawyers, the greatest lawyer among the 

** Jus et furi dioitur." Sbnbca. De Beneficvis, IV., 28, 5. 

"Even to the thief justice is meted out." 

** (Verum illud, Ghreme, 
Dicunt,) jus summum saepe sunmia malitia est." 

Terence. Heautontimorumenos^ Act TV., Sc. V,, 48. — {Syrus.) 

« 'Tis a common saying and a true, 
niat strictest law is oft the highest wrong." 

•—{George Oolman.) 

« Summum jus, summa injuria." 

Gicebo. De Offidis, L, 10, 38. 
*' The strictest law often causes the most serious wrong." 

** Jus tam nequam esse Verrinum." Gicebo. In Verrem, II., 1, 46, 121. 
" So nefarious is Verrine justice." 


** Justitia, ex qua virtute viri boni appellantur, mizifica quaedam nrnlti- 
tudini videtnr ; neo injuria ; nemo enim Justus esse potest, qui 
mortem, qui dolorem, qui exilium, qui egestatem timet, aut qui 
ea, quae sunt his eontraria, aequitati anteponit." 

OiCEBO. De OfficUs, IL, 11, 85. 

''Justice, the possession of which yirtue entitles men to be called good, ia 
looked upon by the masses as something miraculous ; and rightly so, 
for no one can be just who fears death, pain, exile, or poverty, or who 
ranks the opposites of these above equity." 

"Justitia sine prudentia multum poterit: sine justitia nihil valebit 
prudentia." Ciobbo. De Offidis, 11.^ 9, 34. 

"Justice without discretion may do much ; discretion without justice is of 
no avail." 

" Justo et moderato regebantur imperio ; nee abnuebant, quod unum 
vinculum fidei est, melioribus parere." 

LiVY. Histories, XXIL, 88. 

"They lived under a lust and moderate government, and they admitted 
that one bond of their fidelity was that their rulers were the better 

" Justum et tenacem propositi virum 
Non civium ardor prava jubentium, 
Non Yultus instantis tyranni 

Mente quatit solida." Horace. Odes, IIL, 8, 1. 

" The man of firm and righteous will, 
No rabble, clamorous for the wrong, 
No tyrant's brow, whosd frown may kill, 
Can shake the strength that mt^es him strong." — [Conirngton.). 

"Juvenile vitium est regere non posse impetus.*' 

Sbnbca. Troades, 269. — {Agamenmon.) 

" It is a youthful failing to be unable to control one's impulses." 

" Labefactant fundamenta reipublicae; concordiam primum, quae esse 
non potest, quum aliis adimuntur, aliis condonantur pecuniae ; 
deinde aequitatem, quae tollitur omnis, si habere suum cuique 
non licet." Ciobbo. De Officvis, IL, 22, 78. 

They are uprooting the very foundations of the state ; first, harmony, 
which cannot einst when property is taken by force from some to be 
presented to others ; next, justice, which is destarc^ed when a man is 
not permitted to letam possession of his own." 


" Labitux occulte, fallitque volatilis aetas, 
Et nihil est annis velocior." Ovid. Metamorphoses, X., 519. 

" Time spreads his wings and glides away unseen ; 
Naught's swifter than the years." 

" Labor est etiam ipsa voluptas." 

Manilius. Astronomicon, IV,, 166. 

" Even pleasure itself is a toil." 


'* Labor omnia vioit 
Improbus, et duris nrgens in rebus egestas." 

YiBaiii. QeorgicSt I., 146. 

" Unswerving toil all things has overcome 
And want, thafs ever urging, in bard times, 
To greater efforts." 

'* Labor voluptasque, dissimillima natura, sooietate quadam inter se 
naturali sunt juncta." Livy. fiMtories, 7., 4. 

" Toil and pleasure, so dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a 
certain natural bond of union.'' 

** Labore alieno magnam partam gloriam 
•Verbis saepe in se transmovet, qui habet salem, 
Quod in teest." 

Tbbbncb. EumichuSy Act III,, 8c, I., 9. — (Gnatho,) 

" Men of wit, like you, 
The glory got by others care and toil 
Often transfer unto themselves"— (George Oolman.) 

** Lacrimae nobis deerunt antequam causae dolendi." 

Seneca. Ad Polyhivm de Consolatione, IV., 8. 

*' Our tears will fail before we cease to have cause for grief." 

<* Laedere nunquam yelimus, longeque absit propositum illud, * Potius 
amicum quam dictum perdendi \ " 

QuiNTiLiAN. De InsHtutione Oratoria, 71., 3, 28. 

** We should always be unwilling to give pain, and should scorn the sug> 
gestion that it is better to lose a Mend than a hon mot,** 

** Laetus sum laudari me, abs te, pater, a laudato viro." 

Nabvius. Hector Proficiscens, Fragment II. 

" Praise from thee, my father, a much lauded man, makes me glad indeed." 

"Longuescet alioqui industria, intendetur socordia, si nullus ex se 
metus aut spes, et securi omnes aliena subsidia exspectabant, 
sibi ignavi, nobis graves." Tacitus. Aimals, II., 38. 

'* Otherwise industry will languish and idleness be encouraged, if a man 
has nothing to fear, nothmg to hope from himself, and every one in 
ntter recklessness will expect reuef from others, thus becoming 
useless to himself and a buraen to me." — (Ghweh and Brodribb.) 

** Lapides loqueris." 

PixAUTUB. Aulularia, Act II., So. I., 80. — (Megadorus,) 

" Yon are talking stones." 

" Largitionem fundum non habere." 

OiCBBO. De OfficUs, II., 16, 66. — (Proverbial expression.) 

*' Charity's money-bags are bottomless." 

** Lasciva est nobis pagina, vita proba est." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, J., 4 (6), 8. 

*< licentious though my page, my life is pure." 

** Latet anguis in herba." Yibgil. Eclogues, III., 98. 

" There lurks a snake in the grass." 


** Latius regnes avidum domando 
Spirittim, quam si Libyam remotis 
Q«dibas jungas, et uterque Poenus 

Serviat uni." Hobaob. Odes, IL, S, 9* 

" Who curbs a greedy soul may boast 

More power than if his broiGul-based throne 
BridgedTiiby|a's sea, and either coast 
Were all his own." — (Conington,) 

" Laudamus veterea, sed nostris utimur annis ; 
Mos tamen est aeque dignus uterque ooli.*' 

Ovid. Fasti, I., 225. 

" We praise times past, while we times present use; 
Yet due the worship which to each we give." 

" Laudato ingentia rura, 
Exiguum oolite." Viboiii. Georgics, IL, il2, 

" Praise, if you will, large farms, but till a small one." 

« (Difioilis, querulus,) Laudator temporis acti." 

Horace. Ars Poetical 178. 

" Loud in his praises of bygone days.*' 

"Laudatur ab his, oulpatur ab illis." Hobaoe. Sfiivres, 7., 2, 11. 
" By some he's lauded and by others blamed." 

** Laudis avidi, pecuniae liberales." Sallust. Catilvna, VIL 

" Greedy of praise, lavish of money." 

'* Laus vera et humili saepe oontingit viro ; 
Non nisi potenti falsa." Seneca. Thyestes, 211. — {Atrem.) 

"True praise is oft the lot of him whose station is humble ; false praise 
reaches no ears but those of the powerful." 

" Lectio certa prodest, varia delectat." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XLV,, 1. 

" Desultory reading is delightful, but, to be beneficial, our reading must 
be carefully directed." 

<* Lector et auditor nostros probat, Auote, libellos : 
Sed quidam ezactos esse poeta negat. 
Non riiTniuTn euro : nam coenae f eroula nostrae 
Malim oonvivis quam placuisse cocis.** 

Mabtial. Epigiams, IX., 82. 

" Beader and hearer both my verses praise : 
Some other poet cries, ' They do not scan '. 
But what care I ? my dinner's always served 
To please my guests, and not to please the cooks." 

« Leges bonae ex malis moribus prooreantur." 

Macbobius. Satumalia^ II„ 13. 

" Qood laws have their origin in bad morals." 


"^ Leges rem saidam, inexorabilein esse, salabriorem melioreinqae inopi 
qnam potent! ; nihil laxamenti nee Teniae habere, si modnm 
ezcesaeris." IjIVT. Histovias^ XT., 3. 

*'Law 18 a thing which is insensible, snd inexorable, mote beneficial and 
more prop^ioiis to the week than to the strong; it admits of no 
mitigation nor pardon, once yon ba?e OT«rstepped its hmits.** 

** Lene flmt Nilos, sed conctiB amnibns exstat 
Utilior, nnllas con^fessns mnzmuie vires." 

Gi^UDiAHUB. De dmsulatu Fl. MaUU Tkeodori, 232. 

" Though gently Nilns flows, yet of all other streams 
Most service renders he to man, nor aoght proclaims 
Of his vast might.*' 


'** Lenior et melior fis accedente senecta. 
Qnid te exempta jnvat spinis de ploribns una? 
Yivere si lecte needs, discede peritis. 
Lnsisti satis, edisti satis atque bibisti ; 
Tempus abire tibi est." Hobace. Bpistolae, II. , 2, 211. 

Gentler and better as your sands ran low, 
Where is the gain in pulling from the mind 
One thorn, if all the rest remain bdiind ? 
If live yon cannot as befits a num, 
Make room, at least, yon may for those that can. 
Ton've firolicked, eat^, drank to itte content 
Of human appetite ; 'tis time yon went."— (Cbntii^fon.) 

'** Leniter, ex merito quicquid patiare, ferendom est. 
Quae yenit indigno poena, dolenda venit." 

Ovid. Heroides, F., 7. 

" With patience bear what pains thou hast deserved, 
Grieve, if thou wilt, o'er what's unmerited." 

-** Leo quoque aliqoando minimarum avium pabulum fuit ; et f errum 
rubigo consumit : nihil tam firmum est, cui periculum non sit 
etiam ab invalido.** 
QxTurrns Gubtius. De Bebtis Oestis Alexandri Magni, VIL^ 8, 15. 

" The lion has oftentimes been the prey of the smallest birds ; iron is 
eaten away by rust : there is nothing so strong as to be firee from 
danger even from the weakest." 

** Quamvis sublimes debent humiles metuere." 

Phaedbus. Fables^ /., 28, 1. 

" Men in however high a station ought to fear the humble." 

*** Levia perpessae sumus 
Si flenda patimur.'* Seneca. Troades, 420. — (Andronuiche,) 

*' Light are the woes that we have borne 
If tears are all our woes demand." 

■«( Levis est dolor, qui capere consilium pobest." 

Senega. Medea, 155. — {Medea,) 

*' Not deep thy grief, if thou canst take advice." 


'* Levius fit patientia 
Quioquid oorrigere est nefas.** Hosaob. Odes^ J., 24, 19.- 

' ' Patience makes more light 
What sorrow may not heal."— (OoiMn^ton.) 

'* (Nam) Levins laedit, quidquid praevidimus ante.*' 

DioNYBins Gato. Disticha de MoribtiSt XL, 24. 

** Lighter is the wound which is foreseen." 

" Leyius solet timers, qui propius timet.** 

Sbnboa. Troades, 524. — {Andromache,) 

*' The danger that is nearest we least dread.*' 

** Lex est ratio summa, insita in natura, quae jubet ea quae facienda^ 
sunt prohibetque contraria.*' Giobbo. De Legibus, J., 6, 18. 

"Law is the highest expression of the system of nature, which ordaln» 
what is right and foroids what is wrong." 

** Lex universi est quae jubet nasci et mori." Pubulius Sybus, 255. 

" Birth and death are a law of the universe." 

" Liber captivus avis ferae oonsimilis est ; 
Semel fugiendi si data est occasio. 
Satis est ; nunquam post illam. possis prendere.** 

Pi*AUTUs. Captivi, Act I., So, II,, 7. — (negio.y 

'* A free man, made a captive, 
Is like a bird that's wild : it is enough, 
If once you give it opportunity 
To fly away ; you'll never catch it after." 

— {Botmell Thornton,)- 

** Libera Fortunae mors est : capit omnia tellus 
Quae genuit ; coelo tegitur, qui non habet urnam." 

LucAN. PharsaUa^VILf 619. 

" Death is no slave to fortune : earth recalls 
All she has borne ; the sky will cover him 
Who has no tomb.** 

*' Liberae sunt enim nostrae cogitationes." 

GiCBBO, Pro Milonet XXIX., 79.. 
•' Our thoughts are free." 

'* Cogitationis poenam nemo patitur.** 
Ulpianus. {Corpus Juris CwiUs Bomwm^ Digesta^ XLVIIL, 

Tit XIX., 18.) 

" No one can be punished for his thoughts." 

'* Libertas est animum superponere injuriis, et eum facere se, ex quo 
solo sibi gaudenda veniant.** 

Sbnbca. De Constcmtia SapientiSf XIX., 2. 

" We best preserve our liberty by looking upon wrongs done us as beneath 
our notice, and relying upon ourselves alone for those things which 
make life agreeable." 

*' Libertas ultima mundi 
Quo steterit ferienda loco.** Lucan. PharsaUa, VIL, 581* 

'* Where freedom her last stand has made. 
There must the blow be struck.'* 


** libertate modioe utantnr. Temperaiam earn salabiem et tdngolis et 
civitatibiiB esse ; niTniam et aliis grayem, et ipsis qui habeant, 
efErenatam et piaeoipitem esse.** 

LiVT. .Histories, XXXTV., 49. 

"They enjoy^ a moderate deeree of liberty, which, when kept within 
bounds, is moet salutary ooth for individnals and for communities, 
though when it degenentes into license, it becomes alike burdensome 
to otinen, and uncontrollable and hazardous to those who possess it.** 

** Libertatis restitutae dnlce auditu nomen.** 

LiVT. Histories, XXIV,, 21. 

*' Sweetly sounds the name of Freedom, when we have lost it and regained 

"Libidinosa enim et intemperans adolescentia effetmn corpus tradii 
senectuti.** Gicbbo. De Senectute,j[X,, 29. 

"A licentious and intemperate youth transmits a worn-out body to- 
old age.** 

** (Almnna) Licentiae, quam sttilti libertatem vooabant.*' 

Tacitub. De Oratoribus, XL. 

•• License, which fools call liberty.** 

** Liceret ei dicere utilitatem aliquando cum honestate pugnare.** 

CiCBBO. De Offic%is, III., 3, 12. 

*' He may say, if he will, that expediency sometimes clashes with honesty.** 


Licet ipsa vitium sit ambitio, frequenter tamen causa virtutum est.*' 

QuiNTiLiAN. De InstUutione Oratoria, J., 2, 22. 

"Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is oftentimes the cause of 

<« Licet ipse nihil posais tentare, neo ausus, 
Saevior hoc, alios quod facis esse males.*' 

AviANUS. Fabulae, XXXIX., 16. 

" Though naught yourself you can or dare attempt. 
You're worse in this, that you make others baa** 

** Licet superbus ambules pecunia, 

Fortuna non mutat genus." Horace. Epodes, 4, 5. 

" Though high you hold your head with pride of purse 
'Tis not the fortune makes the gentleman.** 

** Lilia non domina sunt magis alba mea: 
Ut Maeotica nix minio si oertet Hibero, 
Utque rosae pure laote natant folia.** 

Pbopebtius. Elegies, II., 3, 10*. 

" Fairer my lady than 1*ie lily fair, 
like snow of Azov with vennilion dyed. 
Or rose leaves floating in the purest milk." 

** Lunae labor.'* Horace. De Arte Poetica, 291» 

" The labour of the file.* 


** Linquenda tellos et domus et plaoens 
Uxor, neque haniin, quas oolis, arborum 
Te praeter invisas cupressos 

UUa brevem dominum sequetur.'* Hobaoe. Odes, IL, 14, 2L 

" Your land, your house, your lovely bride 
Must lose you; of your cherished trees 
None by its fleeting master's side 

Will travel — save the cypresses." — (Conington,) 

*'Liyor, iners vitium, mores non exit in altos, 
Utque latens ima vipera serpit humo." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, III,, 3, lOl, 

" Envy, slothful vice, 
Ne'er makes its way in lofty characters, 
But, like the skulking viper, creeps and crawls 
Close to the ground." 

*' Longa est injuria, longae 
Ambages ; sed summa sequar fastigia rerum." 

ViBGiD. JEneid, L, 841. 

And dark the story of her wrons ; 
To thread each tangle time woiud fail, 
So learn the summits of the tale," ^(Coninff ton,) 

-*< Longae finis chartaeque viaeque." Hobaoe. Satires^ J., 5, 104. 

" There the lines I penned. 
The leagues I travelled, find alike their end." — {Conington,) 

** Longe fugit quisquis suos fugit." 

Petbonius Abbitbb. Satyricon, 48. 

" He flees far, who flees from his relations." 


Longum iter est per praecepta, breve et effioaz per exempla.*' 

Seneca. Epistolae^ 77., 5. 

" The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual" 

" In omnibus fere minus valent praecepta quam experimenta.** 
QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, Il.y 6, 16. 

" In almost everything experiment is better than precept" 

^* Loqui ignorabit, qui taoere nesciet." 

AusoNius. Septem Sapientum Sententiae, Pittaous, 1, 

" He who does not know how to be silent, will not know how to speak." 

** Lucri bonus est odor ex re 
Qualibet." Juvenal. Satires, XIV., 204. 

"Gain smells sweet, from whatsoe'er it springs." — [Oifford,) 

•« Lucus, quia, umbra opacus, parum luceat." 

QuiNTiiiiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, 7., 6, 34. 

" Lucus, a grove, is so called, because, from the dense shade, there is very 
little light there." 

{Hence the phrase, " Lucus a non lucendo ".) 



Lnpo agnum eripere postulant.** 

PI.AUT17S. PoentUuSj Act IIL, Se, F., 81. — (Zryei».) 
" From the wolfs jaws they'd snatch the lamb.**— {.BokimB HkonUtm. ) 

" (Ut mavelis) Lupos apud eves linquere, quam hos costodes 

PiiAUTUS. Pseudolus, Act L, Se. U., 9.— (BaUto.) 

" YoQ may as well leave wolves among yonr sheep. 
As these to gnard yonr house."— (^oiiiieU T^onUtm.) 

** Lnpo ovem commisisti." 

Terence. EunuchuSy Act F., Sc I., 16. — (T^ts.) 

" Yon set the wolf to keep the sheep.*' — {George OoUnan.) 

** Lupus in fabnla.** Gicebo. Ad AtHcum^ XIIL^ 33, 4. 

•• The wolf in the fable," 

** O praeclarom custodem ovium, nt aiunt, lupmn ! *' 

Cicero. Philippicaj JJJ., 11, 27.. 

** What a splendid shepherd is the wolf ! as the saying goes." 

Lnpns est homo homini, non homo, quom qualis sit non novit.'* 

PiiAUTUS. Asinaria, Act 11.^ Sc, JT'., 88. — {The Merchant,) 

" Man is to man, to whomsoever one knows not, 
A wolf and not a man." — {Bonnell Thornton,) 

** Macies illis pro sanitate, et judicii loco infirmitas est ; et dum satis^ 
putant vitio carere, in id ipsum incidunt vitium, quod virtutibus 
careat." Quintilian. De InsOtutione Orat(nia^ ILy 4, 9. 


"These people mistake an ascetic appearance for health, and a feeble will 
for judgment ; they think it sum cient 
fall into the vice or having no virtues.' 

for judgment ; they think it sumcient to have no vices, and thereby 

" Macte nova virtute, puer ; sic itur ad astra.'* 

Virgil. jEneid, IZ., 641. 

'• 'Tis thus that men to heaven aspire : 
60 on and raise your glories higner." — {Conington,) 

" Maecenas, atavis edite regibus, 
et praesidium et dulce decus meum t '* Horace. Odes^ J., 1, 1. 

' ' Maecenas, bom of monarch ancestors, 
The shield at once and glory of my life ! " — {Conington.) 

" Magiater artis, ingenique largitor 
Venter." Persius. Satires, Prologue, 10. 

•• The Belly : Master, he, of Arts, 
Bestower of ingenious parts."— ((?t^ord.) 

" Magna est enim vis humanitatis : multum valet communio sanguinis." 

Cicero. Pro Roscio Amermo, XXII., 63. 

" Strong is the bond of our common humanity ; great is the tie of kinship."' 

"Magna est Veritas, et praevalet." 

The Vulgate. ThA/rd Bk, of Esdras, IV., 41. 

" Great is truth, and all-powerful." 



Magna pars hominum est quae non peocatis irasoitar, eed pec- 
oantibus." Sbneca.. De Ira, IL, 28, 8. 

''A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the 



Magna quidem sacrls quae dat praecepta libellis 

Viotrix Fortunae Sapientia." Juvenal. Satires, XIIL, 19. 

'* Wisdom, I know, contains a sovereign charm 
To vanquish Fortune, or at least disarm." — {OiforcL) 

** Magna res est voois et silentii tempera nosse." 

Sbneca. De Moribus^ 74. 
"It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for 

^* Magna servitus est magna fortuna." 

Sbneca. Ad PoVyhium de Consolatione, 77., 5. 
" A great fortune is a great slavery." 

*' Misera est magni oustodia census." 

Juvenal. SaHres, XIV,, 304. 
*' Wealth, by such dangers earned, such anxious pain, 
Requires more care to keep it than to gain." — (Gfifford.) 

** Magna vis est conscientiae, judices, et magna in utramque partem ; 
ut neque timeant, qui nihil commiserint, et poenam semper ante 
oculos versari putent, qui peccarint." 

OiCEBO. Pro MiUme, XXIIL, 61. 

"Great, gentlemen of the jurv, is the power of conscience, and in both 
directions; for it frees tne innocent from all fear, and keeps ever 
before the eyes of the guilty the dread of punishment." 

** Magnas inter opes inops.** Horace. Odea, IIL, 16, 28. 

" *Mid vast possessions poor." — (ConiTigton.) 

" Magni autem est ingenii sevocare mentem a sensibus et cogitationem 
a consuetudine abducere." 

CicEBO. Ttiscula/nae Disputationes, J., 16, 38. 

"The power of separating the intellect from the senses, and reason from 
instinct, is characteristic of the highest genius." 

** Magni interest quos quisque audiat quotidie domi; quibuscum 
loquatur a puero, quemadmodum patres, paedagogi, matres 
etiam loquantur." Oicebo. Brutv^, LVIIL, 210. 

"It makes a great difference to whom we listen in our daily home life ; 
with whom we have been accustomed to talk from boyhood upwards, 
and how our fathers, our tutors and our mothers speak." 

** Magni saepe duces, magni cecidere tyranni, 
Et Thebae steterunt, altaque Troja fuit. 
Omnia vertuntur. Certe vertuntur amores. 
Yinceris aut vincis : haec in amore rota est." 

Propbbtius. Elegies, IL, 8, 7. 
" Great leaders and great kings have fallen low. 
And Thebes once stood, and lofty Troy's no more. 
All things are overturned ; nor can our loves 
Escape the common lot. Thy fate is now 
Defeat, now victory ; thus turns love's wheel." 


"** Magnos homines virtute metimui, non fortuna." 

GoBNBuns Nepos. Eumenea, 1. 

" We measure great men by their yirtues, not by their fortunes." 

** Magnum hoo ego duoo 
Quod plaoui tibi, qui turpi secemis honestum, 
Non patre praeclaro, sed vita et pectore puro." 

HoBACB. SatireSt L, 6, 62. 

" Tis no conmion fortune when one earns 
A Mend's regard, who man from man discerns, 
Not by mere accident of lofty birth 
But by unsullied life, and inborn worth ! "^Oonington,) 

** Magnum pauperies opprobrium jubet 
Quidvis et facere et pati, 
Virtutisque viam deserit arduae." Hobacb. OdeSj IIL^ 24, 42. 

*' Guilty poverty, more fear'd than vice. 
Bids us crime and suffering brave. 
And shuns the ascent of virtue's precipice." — (Conington,) 

'**(Non dubium quin) Major adhibita vis ei sit, cujus animus sit 
perterritus, quam illi, cujus corpus vulneratum sit.'' 

OiOBBO. Pro Caedna, XF., 42. 

"There is no doubt that you can apply stronger pressure to a man whose 
mind is unhinged by fear, than to one who is only suffering from 
bodily injuries." 

** Major est animus inferentis vim quam aroentis." 

LiVY. Histories f XXL^ 44, 

** Plus animi est inferenti perioulum, quam propulsanti." 

LiVY. Histories, XXVIIL, 44. 

" There is always more spirit in attack than in defence." 

-*< Major privato visus, dum privatus fuit, et omnium consensu capaz 
imperii, nisi imperasset." 

Tacitus. History, I., 49.— (0/ Galba.) 

'* He seemed greater than a subject while he was yet in a subject's rank, 
and by common consent would have been pronouncea equal to 
empire, had he never been emperor." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

" Major rerum mihi nascitur ordo ; 
Majus opus moveo." YiboiIi. jEneid, VIL, 44. 

" A loftier task the bard essays ; 
The horizon broadens on his gaze." — (Conington,) 


Majorum gloria posteris lumen est; neque bona neque mala in 
ocoulto patitur." Sallust. Jtigurtha, LXXXV. 

'* Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and 
forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits." 

^* Mala mens, malus animus." 

Tbbbncb. Andria, Act J., Sc I., 137. — (Svmo.) 

** Bad mind, bad heart." — (George Colman,) 


" (£t) mala sunt vioina bonis. Errore sub illo 
Pro yitio virtus orimina saepe tulit." 

Ovid. Remedia AmoriSj 828.. 

' Evil is nearest neighbour to the good. 
Thus virtue oft, instead of vice, nas been 
Arraigned in error." 

*' Male enim se res habet, quum quod virtute effici debet, id tentato^ 
pecunia." Cicebo. De OffidiSt IL, 6, 22. 

"Things are in a bad way when money is used to effect what should b» 
accomplished by valour." 

*' Male imperando summum imperium amittitur." 

PuBLiMUB Sybub, 269. 
' ' Bad government will bring to the ground the mightiest empire." 

** Male irato ferrum committitur." Seneca. De Ira, I., 19, 8» 

"Trust not an angry man with a sword." 

*< Male mihi esse malo quam molliter." Seneca. Epistolaet 82, 2. 
" I prefer a life of hardship to a feather-bed existence." 

"Male partum, disperit." 

Plautus. PoenuluSf Act IV,, Sc. IL, 22. — (Syncerattis,) 
"What is idly got is idly spent." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

"Male parta male dilabuntur." 

{Qiioted by Cicero, PMUppica, II., 27, 65.)- 
" What is got by evil means is squandered in evil courses." 

" Male tomatos incudi reddere versus. " 

HoBACE. De Arte Poetica, 441.. 
"Take back your ill-turned verses to the anvil." 

" Male varum examinat omnis 
Oorruptus judex." Hobacb. Satires, IL, 2, 8^ 

"The judge who soils his fingers by a gift 
Is scarce the man a doubtful case to sift." — (Oonington,) 

" Male vivet quisquis nesciet bene mori." 

Seneca. De TranquilUtate Ammi, XL, 4- 
" He will live ill who does not know how to die well." 

** Maledicus a malefico non distat nisi occasione." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, XIL, 9, 9. 
" An evil-speaker only wants an opportunity to become an evil-doer." 

** Malefacere qui vult nunquam non causam invenit." 

Publilius Sybus, 267^ 
" He who wishes to do you a bad turn will always find an excuse." 

" Malim moriri meos quam mendicarier : 
Boni miserantur ilium ; hunc irrident mali.'* 

Plautus. Vidularia (Fragment), 

" Pd rather those belong to me should die 
Than become beggars. Of the dead good men 
Take care — but ulmen jeer the beggar." — [BonneU Thornton,^ 


" Malo benefacere tantundem est periculum, 
Quantum bono malef acere. " 

PiAUTUS. Foenulvis^ Act III.^ 8c. III., 20. — {The Witness.) 

" To serve the bad, and hurt the good alike 
Is dangerous." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

*' Malorom facinorum ministri quasi exprobrantes aspiciuntur." 

Tacitus. Annals, XIV., 62. 

" Men look on their instniments in crime as a standing reproach to them.' 

— {Church and Brodribb.) 

*' Malum consilium consultori pessimum est." 

Anon. {Aulus Oellitis, Noctes Attioae, IV., 5» 2.) 

" 'Tis the adviser who suffers most from bad advice." 

«< Malum est consilium quod mutari non potest.'' 

PuBLiLius Syrus, 282. 

"Any plan is bad which is incapable of modification." 

" Malus clandestinus est amor; damnum 'st merum." 

Plautus. CurcuUo, Act J., Sc. I., 49. — {Palinurus.) 

"This same clandestine love's a wicked thing : 
'Tis utter ruin." — {BonneU Thornton.) 

*' Malus enim custos diutumitatis metus ; contraque benevolentia 
fidelis est vel ad perpetuitatem." 

CiCEBO. De OfficUs, II., 7, 23. 

'^ Fear is an untrustworthy guardian of constancy, but a kindly heart is 
faithful even to the end of the world." 

*' Malus ubi bonum se simulat, tunc est pessimus." 

PuBLiLius Sybus, 284. 

" An ill man is always ; but he is then worst of all when he pretends to be 
a saint." — {Bacon.) 

** Manet alta mente repostum 
Judioium Paridis spretaeque injuria formae.'* 

ViBGiD. .^neid, I., 26. 

" Deep in remembrance lives engrained 
The judgment which her charms disdained."— (Cdmiw^toro.) 

** Mantua me genuit ; Oalabri rapuere ; tenet nunc 
Parthenope ; cecini pascua, rura, duces." 

ViBGiL. Epitaph. {Tib. Clauditis Donatvs' Life of Virgil, 

included in DeVphin Virgil, ed. 1830, p. 14.) 

" Mantua bore me ; Calabria stole me ; the Muses own me. Of pastures 
have I sung, of country life and of war's heroes." 

'* (Uno se praestare, quod) manum ille de tabula non sciret tollere." 
Pliny the Elder. Natv/ral History, XXXV., 36 (10). 

'* He excelled in this, that he did not know how to take his hand from his 

•* Manus manum lavat." Seneca. Lvdus de Morte Clavdii, IX., 9. 

Petbonius Abbitbb. Satyricon,Cap.A5. 
" One hand washes the other." 



** Marcet sine adversario virtus." Seneca. De Providentia, H,, 4. 
"Valour droops without an opponent** 

'* Mars gravior sub pace latet." 

OLAUDiANrs. De Sexto Consulatu HonorU, 307. 

" Mars in the garb of Peace is deadlier still." 

** Mater saeva cupidinum." Hobace. Odes^ IV., 1, 6. 

"Cruel mother of sweet love."— {Conington.) 

" Materiae ne quaere modum ; sed perspice vires 
Quas ratio, non pondus habet ; ratio omnia vincit.*' 

Manilius. Astronomicon, IV,, 924. 

•* Seek not the measure of matter ; fix your gaze 
Upon the power of reason, not of bulk ; 
For reason 'tis that all things overcomes." 

"(0) Matre pulchra filia pulchrior." Hobace. Odes, 1, 16, 1. 

*' lovelier than the lovely dame 
That bore you." — (Conington.) 

** Matres omnes filiis 
In peccato adjutrices, auxilio in patema injuria 
Solent esse." 

Tbbence. Heautontimorumenos, Act V., Sc. II. ^ 38. — (Syrus.) 

' • 'Tis ever found that mothers 
Plead for their sons, and in the father's wrath 
Defend them."-~{Gisorge Colnian.) 

** Maxima de nihilo nascitur historia." 

Pbopbbtius. Elegies, IL, 1, 16, 
"Great epics from small causes oft are bom." 

** Maxima debetur puero reverentia." Juvenal. Satires, XIV., 47. 
" Reverence to children as to heaven is due." — (Oiford.) 

** Maxima enim morum semper patientia virtus." 

DiONYSius Cato. Distichade MoHbtis, L, 38. 
" Patience is the greatest of all the virtues." 

'* Maxima est enim t&cta^ injuriae poena fecisse, nee quisquam gravius 
adficitur quam qui ad supplicium poenitentiae traditur." 

Senega. De Ira, III., 26, 2. 
"The severest penalty for a wrong done is the knowledge that we are 
guilty, nor is any suffering greater than his who is brought to the stool 
of repentance." 

** Maxima est enim vis vetustatis et consuetudinis." 

Cicebo. De Amioitia, XIX., 68. 

" Great is the power of antiquity and of custom." 

** Maxima quaeque domus servis est plena superbis." 

Juvenal. Satires, V., 66. 
" Every great house is full of insolent domestics." 

<* Maximae ouique fortunae minime credendum est." 

LiVY. Histories, XXX,, 30. 
'* It is when fortune is most propitious that she is least to be trusted." 


"Maximas vero T^irtutes jacere omnes necesse est, voluptate domi- 
nante." Cicbbo. De Finihus^ IL, 35, 117. 

" All the greatest virtues must lie dormant where pleasure holds sway." 

** Maximeque admirantur eum, qui pecunia non movetur.'* 

Cicero. De OfficUs, IL, 11, 38. 
" Above all is he admired who is not influenced by money." 

** Maximum ergo solatium est cogitare id sibi accidisse, quod ante se 
passi sunt omnes, omnesque passuri.'* 

Seneca. Ad Polyhium de ConsolaHone^ I., 3. 

" Our greatest consolation in death is the thought that what is happeniuff 
to us has been endured by all in the past, and will be endured by all 
in the future." 

** Maximum remedium irae mora est." Seneca. De Ira, 11,^ 29, 1. 
" The best remedy for anger is delay." 

<* Me constare mihi scis et discedere tristem, 
Quandocunque trahunt invisa negotia Bomam.'* 

Horace. Epistclae, 7., 14, 16. 

" I'm consistent with myself: you know 
I grumble when to Rome I'm forced to go." — {Conington,) 

*' Me Pamasi deserta per ardua dulcis 
Raptat amor. Juvat ire jugis, qua nulla priorum 
Gastaliam molli devertitur orbita clivo." 

Virgil. Georgics, IIL, 291. 
^ •' Across Parnassus' lonely heights 
My ardour hurries me. I love to climb 
The hills, and tread the path, untrod before, 
That rises gently to Castalia's spring." 

'* Me quoque felicem, quod non viventibus illis 
Sum miser, et de me quod doluere nihil." 

Ovid. Tristia, 77., 10, 83. 
" I too am happy that my misery 
Comes not wnile yet they live to grieve for me." 

** Me vero primum dulces ante omnia Musae, 

Quarum sacra fero ingenti percussus amore, 

Accipiant, coelique vias et sidera monstrent. 

Defect us soils varies lunaeque labores, 

Unde tremor terris, qua vi maria alta tumescant 

Objicibus ruptis, rursusque in se ipsa residant, 

Quid tantum Oceano properent se tinguere soles 

Hibemi, vel quae tardis mora noctibus obstet." 

Virgil. Georgics, II. ^ 476. 
•• And ye sister Muses whom I love 
With sacred fervour all the world above, 
take me for your seer : give me to know 
The ways of Heaven above and Earth below, 
The paths sidereal, and the moon's new birth, 
The sun's eclipses, and the throes of Earth, 
And by what force it is the rising tide 
O'erflows the marsh, or how its waves subside ; 
Why Sol in winter hurries to his rest, 
And by what laws are summer nights comprest.' 

—(J. B. Rose.) 


'* Meae (contendere noli) 
Stultitiam patiuntur opes ; tibi parvula res est ; 
Arta decet sanum comitem toga." 

Horace. Eptstolaey I., 18, 28. 

" ' Don't vie with me,' he says, and he says true ; 
' My wealth will hear the silly things I do ; 
Yours is a slender pittance at the best : 
A wise man cuts his coat — you know the rest'." — (OonvngUm.) 

" Medicas adhibere manus." 

Sebbnus Samonicub. De Mededna, 907. 

" To touch with healing hand." 

" Medico diligenti, priusquam conetur aegro adhibere medicinam, non 
solum morbus ejus, oui mederi volet, sed etiam consuetuda 
valentis et natura corporis cognosoenda est." 

OiCEBO. De Oratore, ILy 44, 186. 

" A careful doctor, before attempting to prescribe for a patient, must make 
himself acquainted not only with the nature of the disease of tiie man 
he desires to cure, but also with his manner of life when in health, and 
his constitution." 

" Medias acies mediosque per ignes 
Invenere viam." Vibgil. Mneid, VIL^ 296. 

"Through circling fires and steely shower 
Their passage have they found." — (Conington.) 

« Medio de fonte leporum 
Surgit amari aliquid quod in ipsis floribus angat." 

LncBETins. De Rerum Natura, IV,, 1127. 

" E'en from the fount of every charm there springs 
Something of bitterness which tortures 'midst the flowers." 

" Nulla est sinoera voluptas 
Sollicitumque aliquid laetis intervenit." 

Ovid. MetamorphoseSt VIL, 463. 

'• No pleasure's free from pain ; in all our joys 
Something of trouble ever comes between.'' 

" Medio tutissimus ibis." Ovid. Metamorphoses^ 11., 137. 

" Most safely shalt thou tread the middle path." 

" Mediocres poetas nemo novit, bonos pauoi." 

Tacitus. De Oratoribus, X. 
" Mediocre poets are known to no one, good poets to but few." 

'* Mediocribus esse poetis 
Non homines, non Pi, non concessere columnae." 

HoBACE. De Arte Poetica, 372. 

" Gods and men and booksellers agree 
To place th eir ban on middling poetry." — (Conington.) 

"Melior tutiorque est certa pax quam sperata victoria." 

LiVY. Histories^ XXX., 30. 

" Better and safer is the certainty of peace than the hope of victory." 


** Melior vulgi nam saepe voluntatS." 

Valerius Flaccus. Argonautica, 17., 158. 

*• The people's will 'tis ofttimes best to follow." 

<*(Sed tu) memento ut hoc oleum, quod tibi do, mittas in mare, et 
statim quiescentlbus ventis, serenitas maris vos laeta prose- 
quetur." Bede. Ecclesiastical History^ Bk. 111.^ Cap. XV. 

"Remember to throw into the sea the oil which I give to you, when 
straightway the winds will abate, and a calm and smiling sea will 
accompany you throughout your voyage." 
(Hence me ea^ession, " To th/row oil on trovhled waters ".) 

'* Meminimus, quanto majore animo honestatis fructUB in conscientia 
quam in fama reponatur. Sequi enim gloria, non appeti debet." 

Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, 7., 8. 

** We do not forget that it is far nobler to seek the reward of rectitude in 
our conscience than in reputation. We are justified iu pursuing fame, 
but not in hungering for it." 

** Memoriam quoque ipsam cum voce perdidissemus, si tam in nostra 
potestate asset oblivisci quam tacere." Tacitus. AgricoUif II, 

'* Before it can be in our power to forget as well as to keep silent, we must 
have lost not our voice only, but our memory also." 

<* (Saepe audivi, non de nihilo, dici,) mendacem memorem esse 
oportere." Apulbius. De Magia^ LXIX. 

" I have often heard it said, and with good reason, that a liar ought to have 
a good memory." 

"Mens et animus et consilium et sententia civitatis posita est in 
legibus. Ut corpora nostra sine mente, sic civitas sine lege, suis 
partibus, ut nervis et sanguine et membris, uti non potest." 

Cicero. Pro ChtentiOt LIII.^ 146. 

'* The mind and the soul, the judgment and the purpose of a state are 
centred in its laws. As a body without mind, so a state without law 
can make no use of its organs, whether sinews, blood or limbs." 

<* Mens humana . . . tantimi abest ut speculo piano, aequali et claro 
similis sit (quod rerum radios sincere excipiat et reflectat) ut 
potius sit instar speculi alicujus incantati, pleni superstitionibus 
et spectris." Bacon. De Atu/mentis Sdentia/rum^ F., 4. 

" So far is the human mind from resembling a level, smooth and bright 
mirror, which receives and reflects images without distortion, that it 
may rather be likened to some mirror of enchantment, full of appari- 
tions and spectral appearances." 

** Mens immota manet ; lacrimae volvuntur inanes." 

Virgil, ^neid, IF., 449. 

•' He stands immovable by tears, 
Nor tenderest words with pity hears." — {Gonington.) 

*' Mens impudioam facere, non casus solet." 

Seneca. Phaedra^ 743. — (Nutrix,) 

** 'Tis disposition, and not circumstance 
That makes a woman shameless." 


** Mens Sana in corpore sano." Juvenal. Satires^ X, 356. 

•• A healthy mind in a healthy body." 

" (Si te proverbia tangunt,) 
Mense malum Maio nubere vulgus ait.'* Ovid. FclsU, 7., 490. 

•' 'Tis ill to marry in the month of May." 

** Mensqiie pati durum sustinet aegra nihil.** 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, I., 6, 18. 

" A mind diseased no hardship can endure." 

" Mensuraque juris 
Vis erat." Lucan. Pharsalia, I., 175. 

" Might was the measure of right." 

" Mentis gratissimus error.** Horace. Epistolae^ IL^ 2, 140. 

" A niost delicious craze." — (Oonington,) 

"(Nam pel quidem,) Meo animo, ingrato homine nihil impensiu'st; 
Malefactorem amitti satius, quam relinqui beneficum. 
Nimio praestat impendiosum te, quam ingratum dicier.** 

Plautus. Bacchides, Act III., Sc. II., 10. — (Mnesilochus,) 

' ' Nothing is in my opinion 
So vile and base as an ungrateful man. 
Better it is to let a thief escape, 
Than that a generous Mend should be forsaken, 
And better 'tis to be extravagant, 
Than called ungrateful." — {BormeU Thornton.) 

*' Meo quidem animo, si idem faciant ceteri, 
Opulentiores pauperiorum filias 
Ut indotatas ducant uxores domum ; 
Et multo fiat'Civitas concordior 
Et invidia nos minore utamur quam utimur.*' 

Plautus. Aulularia, Act IIL, Sc. F., 4. — {Megadorus.) 

" Indeed, were other men to do the same, 
If men of ample means would take for wives 
The daughters of the poorer sort unportioned, 
There would be greater concord in tne state, 
We should have less of envy than we have." 

— [BonneU Thornton.) 

" Meos tam suspicione quam crimine judico carere oportere." 

Julius G^sab. {SueUmitiSf L, 74.) 

" In my judnnent the members of my household should be free not from 
crime only, but from the suspicion of crime." 

"Merses prof undo, pulohrior evenit.** Horace. Odes, IV., 4, 65. 

" Plunged in the deep, it mounts to sight 
More splendid." — (Oonington.) 

" Metiri se quemque sue modulo ac pede verum est." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 7, 98. 

" For still when all is said the rule stands fast, 
That each man's shoe be made on his own last." — [Conington ) 


" Metuentes 
Patruae verbera linguae." Horace. OdeSy 111.^ 12, 2. 

' ' Must tremble all the day 
At an irncle, and the scourging of his tongue." — (Conington.) 

" Sive ego prave 
Seu recte hoc volui, ne sis patruus mihi." 

Horace. Satires^ IL, 3, 87. 

" I may be right perchance, or may be wrong ; 
I don't expect in you an uncle's tongue." 

" Metui demens credebat honorem." 

Siiiius Italicus. Punica^ I., 149. — {Of Hasdruhal.) 

" He thought, the madman, 'twas an honour to be feared." 

" Metus et terror est infirma vincla caritatis ; quae ubi removeris, qui 
timere desierint, odisse incipient." Tacitus. Agricola, XXXIL 

" Fear and dread are weak bonds of aflFection ; for when they are removed 
those who have ceased to fear will begin to hate." 

" Meus hie est ; hamum vorat." 

Plautus. CurcuUOf Act IILy Sc, J., 61. — (CiMrcuUo,) 

" The man's my own, he has devoured the hook." — {Bonnell Thornton,) 

** Meus mihi, suus cuique est carus." 

Plautus. Captwiy Act IL, Sc. IILy 40. — (Hegio.) 

" My son to me is dear ; 
Dear is his own to every one." — {Bonnell Thornton,) 

** Suam cuique sponsam, mihi meam : suum cuique amorem, 
mihi meum." Attilius. Fragment I, 

** To each man his betrothed is dear, as mine to me ; 
To each his love is dear, as mine to me." 

**Mihi autem videtur acerba semper et immatura mors eorum qui 
immortale aliquid parant." 

Pliny JTHE Younger. Epistolaey V,y 5. 

** I consider that the death of those who are engaged on some immortal 
work is always premature, and deeply to be deplored." 

** Mihi contuenti se persuasit rerum natura nihil incredibile existimare 
de ea." Pliny the Elder. Natural History y XL., 2. 

" The contemplation of nature has convinced me that nothing which we can 
imagine about her is incredible." 

" Mihi enim omnis pax cum civibus, bello civili utilior videbatur." 

Cicero. Philvppicay ILt 16, 37. 

*• I consider that peace at any price with our fellow-citizens is preferable to 
civil war." 

" Mihi fere satis est, quod vixi, vel ad aetatem vel ad gloriam : hue si 
quid accesserit, non tam mihi quam vobis reique publicae 
accesserit." Cicero. Philippicay I., 16, 38. 

**I have lived as long as I desire, in respect both of my years and of my 
honours : if my life be prolonged, it will be prolonged less for myself 
than for you and the state." 


** Mihi quanto plura recentium seu veterum revolvo, tanto magis ladibria 
rerum mortalium cunctis in negotiis observantur. Quippe fama, 
Bpe, veneratione potius omnes destinabantur imperio quam quern 
futurum principem fortuna in occulto tenebat." 

Tacitus. Atmala, IIL, 18. 

" For my part, the wider the scope of my reflection on the present and the 
past, the more am I impressed by their mockery of hmnan plans in 
every transaction. Clearly the very last man marked out for empire 
by public opinion, expectation and general respect, was he whom 
fortune was holding in reserve as the emperor of the future." 

—(Church and Broihibb,) 

** Mihi, qui omnem aetatem in optimis artibus egi, bene facere jam ex 
consuetudine in naturam vertit.'* 

Saulust. Jugvrtha, LXXXV. 

" In my own case, who have spent my whole life in the practice of virtue, 
right conduct from habitual has become natural. " 

** Militat omnis skmans, et habet sua castra Cupido : 
Attioe, orede mihi, militat omnis skmans. 
Quae hello est hahilis, Veneri quoque convenit aetas ; 

Turpe senex miles, turpe senilis amor." Ovid. AmoreSf J., 9, 1« 

" Each lover is a soldier, and frequents 
The camp of Cupid ; yea, a soldier he. 
There is an age when man may fitly fight, 
And fitly that same age pays court to Venus ; 
But an old man in love, or in the stress 
Of battle, is indeed a monstrous sight." 

"Militavi non sine gloria." Horace. OdeSf III., 26, 2. 

"Good success my warfare "blest."— (Conington.) 

** Mille hominum species et rerum discolor usus. 
Velle suum cuique est, nee voto vivitur uno." 

Pebsius. SatireSf F., 52. 

"Countless the various species of mankind. 
Countless the shades which separate mind from mind ; 
No general object of desire is known ; 
Each has his will and each pursues his own." — (Oifford.) 

" Minor in parvis Fortuna furit, 
Leviusque ferit leviora deus. " Seneca. Phaedrat IISB, — {Choncs.) 

" Less stem is Fortune when our means are small. 
The blows of Providence more lightly fall 
On things of little weight." 

"Minui jura, quotiens glisoat potestas, nee utendum imperio, ubi 
legibus agi possit." Tacitus. ArmalSf IIL, 69. 

" Rights are invariably abridged as despotism increases ; nor ought we to 
fall back on imperial authority, when we can have recourse to the 
laws."— (C^rcA and BrodrM.) 

** Minus habeo quam speravi : sed fortasse plus speravi quam debui.'* 

Seneca. De Ira, III., 30, 3. 

"I have less than I hoped for: but, maybe, I hoped for more than 
I ought." 


•** Miraris, cum tu argento post omnia ponas, 
Si nemo praestet quem non merearis amorem ? " 

Horace. Satires, I., 1, 86. 

*• What marvel if, when wealth's your one concern, 
None offers you the love you never earn ?"~{Co»*n^ton.) 

■** Miraris veteres, Vacerra, solos, 
Nee laudas nisi mortuos poetas. 
Ignoseas petimus, Vacerra : tanti 
Hon est, ut placeam tibi, perire." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, YIIL, 69, 1. 

•* The ancients only you admire, Vacerra ; 
No poet wins your favour till he dies. 
I asK your pardon, but don't think your praise 
Is worth so much that I will die for it." 

-*' Mlsee stnltitiam consiliis brevem ; 

Dulce est desipere in loco." Hobace. Odes, IV,, 12, 27. 

" Be for once unwise ; when time allows 

'Tis sweet to play the fool." — [OoninffUm.) 


Aliquando et insanire jucundiim est." 

Seneca. De TranquilUtate Animi, XVIL, 10. 

" It is pleasant at times to play the madman." 

-''Misera est ilia enim consolatio, tali praesertim civi et viro, sed 
tamen necessaria, nihil esse praecipue cuiquam dolendum in 
eo, quod accidat universis." 

GiCEBO. Ad FamiUareSy VI., 2, 2. 

" 'Tis a feeble consolation, especially to such a man and such a citizen, yet 
an inevitable one, that there is nothing specially deplorable in any 
individual having to meet the fate which is common to all mankind." 

^* Miseret te aliorum ; tui nee miseret nee pudet." 

PiiAUTUS. TrinumrmiSy Act II., Sc. IV., SO. — {Stasimiis.) 

" For others you've compassion ; for yourself 
You've neither sluune nor pity." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Miserum est aliorum incumbere famae, 
^e collapsa ruant subductis tecta columnis." 

Juvenal. Satires, VIIL, 76. 
" 'Tis dangerous building on another's fame. 
Lest the substructure fail, and on the ground 
Tour baseless pile be hurled in fragments round." — (Gifford.) 

•** Miserum istuc verbimi et pessimum est, habuisse et non habere." 

PiiAUTUS. Btidens, Act V., Sc. II., 34. — {Labrax.) 

" 'tis a sad word and a vile one. Had. — 
T' have had and not to have." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

-** Mittere carmen ad hunc, frondes erat addere silvis.*' 

Ovid. EpistoUie ex Panto, IV., 2, 13. 

" To send my poems to him were but to add 
Leaves to the woods." 


" Modesto et circumspeoto judicio de tantis viris pronontiandum est^ 
ne quod plerisque accidit, dskmnent quae non intelligunt." 

QxnNTiLiAN. De InstituHone Oratoria, X., 1, 26. 

" We should be modest and circumspect in expressing an opinion on the- 
conduct of such eminent men, lest we fall into the common eiror of 
condemning what we do not understand." 

{Generculy quoted^ " Damnant quod non intelligumt".) 

** Modus omnibus in rebus, soror, optimum habitu est.*' 

Plautus. Poen/ultiSf Act I., Sc. IL^ 28. — {Adelphasium,) 

" In everything the golden mean is best." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Molesta Veritas, si quidem ex ea nascitur odium, quod est venenunir 
amicitiae; sea obsequium multo molestius, quod peccatis in- 
dulgens praecipitem amicum ferri sinit.'* 

CiCBBO. De Aimcitiay XXIV.y 89. 

"Truth is ^evous indeed, if it gives birth to ill-feeling which poisons- 
friendship; but more grievous still is the complaisance which, by 
gassing over a friend's faults, permits him to drift headlong ti» 

*'Mollissima corda 
Humane generi dare se natura fatetur, 
Quae lacrimas dedit. Haec nostri pars optima sensus." 

Juvenal, Satires, XV, , 131. 

" Nature, who gave us tears, by that alone 
Proclaims she made the feeling heart our own ; 
And 'tis her noblest boon." — {Oifford.) 

** Monstra evenerunt mihi 1 
Introiit in aedes ater alienus canis ; 
Anguis per impluvium decidit de tegulis ; 
Gallina ceoinit.'* Terence. Phormio, Act IV., Sc. IF., 2^.—{Geta,y 

*' Omens and prodigies have happened to me. 
There came a strange black dog into my house ! 
A snake fell through the tiling ! a hen crowed ! " 

— (George Caiman.) 

" Monstrum horrendxmi, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademptum.'* 

Virgil. Mneid, III., 658. 

'* A monster huge and shapeless, hideous to behold, of sight deprived." 

** Montes auri pollicens." 

Terence, PlwrmiOf Act I., Sc. IL, 18. — {Geta,) 

" Promising mountains of gold." 

" Morborum in vitio facilis medioina recenti." 

Gbatius Faliscus. Cynegeticon, 861. 

** The cure is easy if the malady be recent." 

•* Mori est felicis antequam mortem invocet, " Publilius Sybus, 645^ 

" Happy is he who dies ere he calls for death to take him away." 



" Moriemur inultae, 
Bed moriamur." Virgil, ^neid, IF., 659. 

" ' To die ! and unrevenged ! ' she said, 
•Yet let me die.' " — (Uonington,) 

" Mors hominum felix, quae se nee dulcibus annis 
Inserit, et maestis saepe vocata venit." 

BoETHius- De ConsolaUone Philosophiae^ I., Metrum 1, 13. 

** Death is a friend to man if while this life is sweet 
He comes not, yet in sadness comes when he is called." 

•* Mors inter ilia est, quae mala quidem non sunt, tamen habent mali 
speciem." Seneca. Epistolae^ LXXXIL, 15. 

"I^ath is one of things which are not evils, yet have the appearance 
of evil." 

" Mors sola fatetur 
Quantula sint hominum corpuscula.** Juvenal. Satires^ X., 172. 

' ' Death alone proclaims 
The tme dimensions of our puny frames." — (Oifford.) 

•'Mors terribilis iis, quorum cum vita omnia exstinguuntur, non iis 
quorum laus emori non potest." Cicero. Paradoxay II., 18. 

"Death is full of terrors for those to whom loss of life means complete 
extinction ; not for those who leave behind them an imd3ring name." 

"Mors ultima linea rerum est." Horace. Epistolae, J., 16, 79. 

"When Death comes the power of Fortune ends." — {Conington.) 

** Morsque minus poenae quam mora mortis habet." 

Ovid. Heroides, X., 82. 
" Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay." 

" Morte magis metuenda senectus." Juvenal. Satires, XL, 45. 

" Old age that is more terrible than death." 

" Morte mori melius, quam vitam ducere mortis 
Et sensus membris consepelire suis." 

Maximianus. Elegies, L, 265. 

•* Better to die the death, than live a life in death, 
With all one's limbs and senses dead and buried." 

" (Nisi haereret in eorum mentibus) Mortem non interitum esse omnia 
tollentem atque delentem ; sed quandam quasi migrationem 
commutationemque vitae." 

Cicero. Tusculanae Disputationes, L, 12, 27. 

" Death is no annihilation, carrying off and blotting out everything, but 
rather, if I may so describe it, a change of abode, and an alteration m 
our manner of life. " 

" Mos est oblivisci hominibus, 
Neque novisse, cujus nihili sit faciunda gratia." 

Plautus. Captivi, Act V,, Sc. Ill,, S,—{Stalagmus.) 

The usual way with folks not to remember 
Or know the man whose favour is worth nothing." 

— (Bonnell Thornton,} 


" (Ne) . . . Moveat comioula risum 
Furtivis nudata coloribus." Horace. Epistolae, L, 8, 19. 

** (Lest) Folks laugh to see him act the jackdaw's part, 

Denuded of the dress that looked so smaxt."--{Ooningt(m.) 

*< Mox etiam pectus praeceptis format amicis, 
Asperitatis et invidiae corrector et irae." 

Horace. Epistolae^ IL, 1, 128. 

" As years roll on, he moulds the ripening mind, 
And makes it just and generous, sweet and kind." — (OowmgUm,) 

" Mulier cupido quod dicit amanti. 
In vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua." 

Catullus. Carmina^ LXVJIL (LXX), 3. 

*^ Write me in air, or in the flowing stream, 
A woman's vows to a too ardent lover." 

"** Mulier mulieri magis congruet." 

Terence. Phorrmo, Act IV., 8c. F., 14. — {Chremes,) 

"A woman deals much better with a woman." — {George Colman.) 

** (Antiquom poetam audivi soripsisse in tragoedia) 
Mulieres duas pejores esse quam unam. Bes ita est." 

Plautus. CurcuUoy Act F., 5c. L, 1. — (CurcuHo.) 

''I have been told that in some tragedy 
An ancient poet has observed, * Two women 
Are worse than one'. — ^The thing is really so." 

—{Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Multa ceciderunt ut altius surgerent. " 

Seneca. Epistolae, XCL, IS. 

" Many things have fallen only to rise higher." 

" Multa ez quo fuerint commoda, ejus incommoda aequom 'st ferre." 

Terence. Hecyra, Act F., Sc. IIL^ 42. — {Bacchis.) 

" If anything has brought us much advantage. 
Then must we bear too what it brings of trouble." 

'' Multa ferunt anni venientes commoda secum, 
Multa recedentes adimunt." Horace. De Arte Poetica, 175. 

** Years, as they come, bring blessings in their train ; 
Years, as they go, take blessings back again." — [Conington.) 

" Multa petentibus 
Desunt multa. Bene est cui Deus obtulit 
Parca quod satis est manu." Horace. Odes, III,, 16, 42. 

"Great desires 
Soit with great wants. 'Tis best when prayer obtains 
No more than lii'e requires." — {Conington.) 

Multa quae impedita natura sunt, oonsilio expediuntur." 

LivY. Histories , XXV., 11. 

"Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed 
away by the exercise of intelligence." 



" Multa renascentur quae jam oecidere, cadentque 
Quae nunc sunt in honore vocabula, si volet usus 
Quern penes arbitrium est et jus et norma loquendi." 

HoBACB. De Arte Poeiicat 70. 
" Yes, words long faded may again revive, 
And words may fade now blooming and alive, 
If usage wills it so, to whom belongs 
The rule, the law, the government of tongues." — {Conington.) 

'* Consuetude vicit: quae cnm omnium domina rerum, turn 
maxime verborum est." 

AuLUS Gbluub. Noctes Atticae, XIL, 13, 4. 

** Custom prevailed ; custom, which is the mistress of all things,, 
but especially of words." 

*' Multa senem circumveniunt incommoda, vel quod 
Quaerit et inventis miser abstinet ac timet uti ; 
Vel quod res omnes tlmide gelideque ministrat." 

Horace. De Arte PoeOca, 169. 
" Grey hairs have many evils : without end 
The old man gathers what he may not spend ; 
While as for action, do he what he will, 
'Tis all half-hearted, spiritless and chill." — {Conington,) 

** Multa sunt mulierum vitia ; sed hoc e multis maximum est. 
Cum sibi nimis placent, nimisque operam dant ut placent viris.*' 

Plautus. Poenulus, Act T., Sc, JT., 47. — (AdeVphasivm.)- 

^' Women have many faults, and of the many. 
This is the chief; delighted with themselves. 
Too great a zeal they have to please the men." 

— [BcyMuiU Thornton,) 
« Multi 
Committunt eadem diverse crimina fate : 
Ille crucem sceleris pretium tulit, hie diadema.'* 

JuvBNAii. Satires, XIIL, 103. 

''See different fates attend the self-same crime ; 
Some made by villainy, and some undone, 
And this ascend a scaffold, that a throne." — (Oifford,) 

** Multi famam, censcientiam pauci verentur." 

Pliny the Youngeb. Epistolae, III,, 20. 

"Fame is an object of admiration to many, honest worth to but few." 

"Multi sunt obligandi, pauci ofEendendi, nskm memoria beneficiorum. 
fragilis est, injuriarum tenax." Seneca. De Moribics, 128. 

"We should oblige as many and offend as few persons as possible, foi 
mankind has a very bad memory for services rendered, a most tenacious 
one for injuries." 

" Multimodis meditatus egomet mecum sum, et ita esse arbitror : 
Hemini skmico, qui est amicus ita uti nemen possidet, 
Nisi dees, ei nihil praestare.'' 

PiiAUTUS. Bacchides, Act IIL, So, Il.y 1. — (Mnesilochus,). 

*' I've turned it in my thoughts in various shapes, 
And this is the result — A friend who is 
A friend, such as the name imports, the gods 
Except, nothing excels." — (Bonnell Thomton*\ 


*' Multis ille bonis flebilis oocidit." Horace. Odes^ I., 24, 9. 

"By many a good man wept, Quintilius dies." — (Conington,) 

<< Multis minatur, qui uni facit injuriam." Publilius Stbus, 802. 
** He that injures one threatens a hundred." — {BcLcon.) 

*' Multis ocoulto crescit res faenore." Horace. Epistolas^ J., 1, 80. 

" Some delight to see 
Their money grow by usury like a tree." — {Conington.) 

^' Multis parasse divitias non finis miseriarum fuit, sed mutatio." 

Seneca. Epistolaet XVII. {quoting Epicurus). 

" Most people find that the acquisition of wealth is not the end of their 
troubles, but simply a new lund of trouble." 

^' Multis res angusta domi : sed nulla pudorem 
Paupertatis habet." Juvenal. Satires, VI.^ ^61 . 

" There's many a woman knows distress at home ; 
Not one who feels it." — [Gifford.) 



Multitude omnis, sicut natura maris, per se immobilis est, ventus et 
aurae cient." Livy. Histories, XXVIIL, 27. 

"The populace is like the sea, motionless in itself, but stirred by every 
wind, even the lightest breeze." 

Multo magis est verendum, ne remissione poenae crudeles in patriam, 
quam ne severitate animadversionis nimis vehementes in acerbis- 
simos hostes fuisse videamur.*' 

Cicero. In CatiUnam, IV., 6, 13. 

"It would be far better to risk appearing vindictive by the severity of the 
measures taken against our implacable foes, than by remitting their 
well-deserved punishment to cause injury to the state." 

** Multorum disce example, quae fata sequaris, 
Quae fugias : vita est nobis aliena magistra." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribtcs, IIL, 13. 

* ' Learn from those around what to pursue 
And what avoid ; and let our teacners be 
The lives of others." 

Multorum obtrectatio devicit unius virtutem." 

Cornelius Nepos. Hanmhal, L 

" The virtue of one man is not proof against the disparagement of many." 

*• Multos in summa pericula misit 
Venturi timor ipse mali ; fortissimus ille est 
Qui promptus metuenda pati, si comminus instent, 
Et differre potest." Lucan. PJiarsalia, VJL, 104. 


111 paths of direst peril many tread 
Through fear of ill to come ; the strongest he 
Who's ready aye to grapple with his fate 
When it's upon him, and to drive it back." 


<* (Verumque illud est quod dicitur,) xnultos modios salis simul edendos 
esse, ut amioitiae munus e^pletum sit.'* 

Cicero. De Amidtia, XIX. j 67. 

^' It is a true saying that we must eat many measures of salt together to be 
able to discnarge the functions of friendship." 

^< Multum crede mihi refert, a fonte bibatur 

Quae fluit, an pigro quae stupet unda lacu." 

Martial. Epigrams^ JX, 100, 9. 

** It matters much if from a running well 
We drink, or from a dark and stagnant pool." 

** (Aiunt enim) multum legendum esse, non multa.'* 

Pliny the Younger. EpUtolaey VILy 9. 

" Oiu* reading should be extensive but not diffuse." 

'** Multum loquaces merito omnes habemur : 
Nee mutam profecto repertum ullam esse 
Hodie dicunt mulierem ullo in saeclo." 

PiiAUTus. Aululariay Act 11,^ Sc, J., 6. — (Eunomia») 

"I know we women are accounted troublesome, 
Nor without reason looked on as mere praters. 
*Tis true there never was in any age 
Such a wonder to be found as a dumb woman." 

— (Bonnell Thornton.) 

-** Multum facit qui multum diligit." 

Thomas k Kempis. De Imitatione Christie I., 16, 2. 

** He doeth much who loveth much." » 

•** Mundus vult decipi." 

Sebastian France. Paradoxa Dttcenta Octoginta, CCXXXVIIL 

{Ed. A.D. 1642.) 
"The world loves to be deceived." 

" Quando equidem populus iste vult decipi, decipiatur." 
OARDiNAii Oarapa (Popb Paul IV.) {De Thou, Eistoriae sui 

temporiSf Bk. XVII., ann. 1656. 

Ed. 1609, p. 366, Col. IL, D.) 

" Since this people desires to be deceived, deceived let it be." 

■*• Munera qui tibi dat looupleti, Gkure, senique, 
Si sapis et sentis, hie tibi ait, morere." 

Martial. Epigrams, VIII., 27. 

"You're old and rich ; you know, if you have any sense. 
That he who gives you presents, plainly bids you die." 

^* Musaeo contingens cunota lepore." 

' Lucretius. De Rerum Natura, J., 925. 
"Adorning all things with the Muses' chann." 

"** Musca est meus pater, nil potest clam ilium haberi ; 
Neo sacrum nee tam profanum quidquskm est, quin 
Ibi iUioo adsit." 

Plautus. Mercator, Act IL, Sc. III., 26.— (Charinus.) 

" My father, like a fly, is everywhere. 
Enters all places, sacred or profane. —(5(wn«W ThofTUon.) 


" (Quid rides?) Mutato nomine de te 
Pabula narratur." Horace. Satwres^ J., 1, 6^» 

*' Lauffhing, are you ? Why ? 
Change but the name, of you the tale is told."— (Cimtn^^ofi.) 

'* Nae amicum castigare ob meritam noxiam, 
Immune est facinus ; verum in aetate utile, 
Et conducibile." 

Plautus. TrinunmitLS^ Act I.^ Sc, J., 1. — {Megaronides,}- 

** 'Tis but an irksome act to task a friend, 
And rate him for his failings : yet in life 
It is a wholesome and a wise correction." 

— (Bonnell Thornton,) 
*' Nae ista hercle magno jam conatu magnas nugas dixerit." 

Terence. HeautontimorumenoSy Act IV.^ Sc. I., 8. — {Chremes,} 

''She will take mighty pains 
To be delivered of some mighty trifle." — (Oeorge Oolman,) 

'* Nanciscetur enim pretium nomenque poetae, 
Si tribus Anticyris caput insanabile nunquam 
Tonsori Licino commiserit." Horace. De Arte PoeUca^ 299^ 

** The merest dunce, 
So but he choose, may start up bard at once. 
Whose head, too hot for hellebore to cool, 
Was ne'er submitted to a barber's tool." — (Conington,) 

•• Narratur et prisci Catonis 

Saepe mero caluisse virtus." Horace. Odes^ TIL, 21, 11.. 

** They say old Cato o*er and o*er 

With wine his honest heart would cheer." — {Gonington,) 

*♦ Nascentes morimur, finisque ab origine pendet." 

Manilius. Astronomicony IV., 16. 
"When we are bom we die, our end is but the pendant of our beginning.' 

" Nascique vocatur 
Incipere esse aliud quam quod fuit ante ; morique 
Desinere illud idem." Ovid. MetamorphoseSy XF., 265.. 

"What we call birth 
Is but beginning to be something else 
Than what we were before ; and when we cease 
To be that something, then we call it death." 

" Nate dea, quo fata trahunt retrahuntque, sequamur ; 
Quicquid erit, superanda omnis fortuna ferendo est." 

Virgil, ^neidy F., 709^ 
** My chief, let Fate cry on or back, 
'Tis ours to follow, nothing slack : 
Whate'er betide, he only cures 
The stroke of Fortune who endures." — [Conington,] 

" Natis in usum laetitiae scyphis 
Pugnare Thracum est." Horace. Odes, I., 27, I* 

•* What, fight with cups that should give joy ? 
'Tis barbarous ; leave such savage ways 
To Thraciaiis." — {Conington.) 


**Natura enim in suis operationibus non facit sal turn." 

Jacques Tissot. Discours v&ritdble de la vie, de la tnort et des os 

du Giant Theutohocus. LycmSylSlS. (Included 
in the **VarUt4s Historiques et Litt&rmres" of 
Edotiard Foumier, Vol, IX, , p. 248.) 
"Nature in her operations does not proceed by leaps." 

" Natura non facit saltus." 

Linnaeus. PMlosophia Botanica, § 77 {p. 27 of 

1st edition), 
" Nature does not proceed by leaps." 

** Natura fieret laudabile carmen, an arte, 
Quaesitum est. Ego nee studium sine divite vena, 
Nee rude quid possit video ingenium : alterius sic 
Altera poscit opem res, et conjurat amice." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 408. 

" But here occurs a question some men start, 
If good verse comes from nature or from art. 
For me, I cannot see how native wit 
Can e'er dispense with art, or art with it. 
Set them to pull together, they're agreed, 
And each supplies what each is found to need." — [Conington,) 

** Natura hoc ita comparatum est, ut, qui apud multitudinem sua causa 
loquitur, gratior eo sit, cujus mens nihil, praeter publicum com- 
modimi, videt." Livy. Histories, III, 68. 

''Nature has ordained that the man who is pleading his own cause before 
a large audience, will be more readily listened to than he who has no 
object in view other than the public benefit." 

*' Natura inest in mentibus nostris insatiabilis quaedam cupiditas veri 
videndi.'* Cicebo. Ttisculanae Di^putationes, J., 19, 44. 

"Nature has implanted in our minds a certain insatiable desire to behold 
the truth." 

"Natura, quam te oolimus inviti quoque." 

Seneca. Phaedra, 1125. — (Thes&us,"^ 
" Nature, how we worship thee, even against our will." 

"Naturam accusa, quae in profundo veritatem (ut ait Democritus) 
penitus absteuserit." Cicero. Academica, II., 10, 32. 

"Ton must blame nature, who, as Democritus says, has hidden away 
truth in the very deepeist depths." 

"Naturam expellas furca, tskmen usque recurret." 

Horace, Ejnstolae, L, 10, 24. 

" Drive Nature forth by force, she'll turn and rout 
The false refinements that would keep her out." — [Conington,) 

** Navis, quae tibi creditum 

Debes Virgilium, foiibus Atticis 
Beddas inoolumem, precor ; 

Et serves animae dimidium meae." Horace. Odes, L, 8, 6. 
" So do thou, fair ship, that ow'st 
Virgil, thy precious freight, to Attic coast, 
Safe restore thy loan and whole. 
And save from death the partner of my soul." — {OoningUm,) 



" Ne cures, si quis tacito sermone loquatur ; 
Consoius ipse sibi de se putat omnia dioi." 

DioNYsius Gato. DisUcha de Morihus, J., 17. 

" Care not if some one whispers when you're by ; 
'Tis only the self-conscious man who thinks 
That no one talks of anything but him." 

** (Quapropter) ne dicet quidem salse, quoties poterit, et dictum potius 
aliquando perdet, quam minuet auctoritatem." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione OraUyna^ VI,, 3, 30. 

** We should not give utterance to every witticism which occurs to us, and 
we should on occasion lose the chance of a bon mot, rather than derogate 
from our dignity." 

** Ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat." 

Erasmus. Adagiorum Chiliades, " Munu^ opium '\ 

" Not every wood is fit for a statue of Mercury.** 

** Ne prodigus esse 
Dicatur metuens, inopi dare nolit amico, 
Frigus quo duramque famem propellere possit." 

HoBAOB. Satires, L, 2, d. 

** From fear of being called extravagant, 
He'll from a Mend withhold e'en what he needs 
To keep at bay both cold and hunger sore." 


<* Ne pudeat, quae nescieris, te velle doceri : 
Scire aliquid laus est ; culpa est, nil discere velle.' 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribus, IV,, 29. 

'^ Feel then no shame at the desire to learn : for laudable 
Is knowledge ; what we blame is not to wish for learning." 

'* Ne pueros coram populo Medea trucidet." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 185. 

^'Not in the audience' sight Medea must slay 
Her children." 

« Ne Bcutica dignum horribili sectere flagello." 

Horace. Satires, L, 3, 119. 
"What merits but the rod, punish not with the cat." 

** Ne securus amet, nullo rivale, caveto : 

Non bene, si tollas proelia, durat amor.** Ovid. Amores, J., 8, 95. 

" Be sure he has a rival in thy love, 
For without contest love shall not endure." 

"Ne supra orepidam judicaret (sutor)." 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History, XXXV., 36 (10). 

"The cobbler should not venture an opinion beyond his last" 
{Generally quoted, '* Ne sutor ultra crepidam".) 

" Nee belua tetrior ulla 
Quam servi rabies in libera terga furentis." 

Claudianus. In Eutropium, L, 188- 

" No savage beast is fiercer than a mob 
Of slaves, with fury raging 'gainst the free." 


*• Nee civis erat qui libera posset 
Verba animi proferre, et vitam impendere vero." 

Juvenal. SatireSy IV,, 90. 

" Who shall dare thus liberty to take, 
When every word you hazard, life's at Stake." — {Gfiford,) 

** Nee deus intersit, nisi dignus vindice nodus 
Incident." Horace. De Arte Poetica, 191. 

"Bring in no god, save as a last resource." — {Gonington.) 

"Nee difficile erit videre, quomodo efficacia cum suavitate oonjungi 
debeat, ut et fortes in fine consequendo et suaves in modo asse- 
quendi simus." 
Claudius Aquaviva. Ad Curandos Atdmae Morbos (Rome, 1606), 

Cap. 11. 1 p. 18. 

" It will easily be seen how we should combine force and gentleness, so as 
to be at once firm in the pursuit of our end, and gentle in the methods 
of our pursuing." 

{Hence ^phrase, " Stmviter in modo, fortiter in re ",) 

" Nee dulcia carmina quaeras ; 
Ornari res ipsa negat, eontenta doceri." 

Manilius. Astronamicon, IIL, 39. 

"Ask not for graceful verse ; all ornament 
My theme forbids, content if it be taught." 

** Nee ego id quod deest antiquitati flagito potius quam laudo quod est ; 
praesertim quum ea majora judicem quae sunt, quam ilia quae 
desunt." Cicero. Orator, L., 169. 

"I am quite as ready to praise what is found in antiquity as to blame 
what is missing ; especially as, in my opinion, its qualities outweigh 
its defects." 

•*Neo enim poterat fieri ut ventus bonis viris secundus, eontrarius 
malis." Seneca. De Benefldis, IV., 28, 3. 

"It was not to be expected that the same breeze would be favourable to 
the good, and contrary to the wicked." 

" Nee enim unquam sum assensus veteri illi laudatoque proverbio, quod 
monet, mature fieri senem, si diu velis senex esse." 

Cicero. De Senectute, X, 32. 

"I have never admitted the truth of the old and accepted saying, which 
asserts that you will early become an old man, if you have long desired 
to be one." 

**Nec eventus modo hoc docet (stultorum iste magister est)." 

LiVY. Histories, XXIL, 39. 

"We do not learn this only firom the event, which is the master of fools." 

**Nec fabellas aniles prof eras." 

Cicero. De Natura Deorum, HI, 6, 12. 

**Do not tell us your old wives* tales." 

" Cervius haee inter vicinus garrit aniles 
Ex re fabellas." Horace. Satires, II., 6, 77. 

" Neighbour Cervius, with his rustic wit, 
Tells old wives' tales." — ifionitigton.) 


" Nee forma aeternum, aut cuiquskm est fortuna perennis, 
Longius aut propius mors sua quemque manet." 

Propebtius. Elegies, III., 25, 11 {IL, 28, 67). 

"Beauty nor fortime will be ours for aye; 
Or near or far Death waits for every man,** 

" Nee Irons triste rigens nimiusque in moribus horror: 
Sed simplex hilarisque fides, et mixta pudori 
Gratia.'* Statius. iSiZroe, 7., 1, 64. 

" No stem sad brow was his, 
That ever-frowned on conduct's smallest slip, 
But cheerful, simple honesty, where grace 
Mingled with modesty." 

*' Nec grata est faoies cui Gelasinus abest.*' 

Martial. Epigrams, VIL, 25, 6. 

"Unpleasing is the face where smiles are not." 

** Neo historia debet egredi veritatem, et honeste factis Veritas sufficit."^ 

Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, VJL, 33. 

"History should not overstep the limits of truth, and indeed, in recording 
noble deeds, the truth is sufficient." 

** Nee lusisse pudet, sed non ineidere ludum.** 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 14, 36. 

" No shame I deem it to have had my sport ; 
The shame had been in frolics not cut short.*' — (Conington,} 

" Nee me meminisse' pigebit Elissae, 
JOum memor ipse mei, dum spiritus hos regit artus.** 

Virgil, ^neid, IV., 335. 

" While memory lasts and pulses beat, 
The thought of Dido shall be sweet." — (Conington,) 

«'Nec me pudet ut istos, fateri neseire quod neseiam.'* 

Cicero. TtLScularuie DisputaUones, J., 25. 

"I am not, like some men, ashamed to confess my ignorance when I do- 
not know." 

" Nee me vis ulla volentem 
Avertet, non si tellurem efiundat in undas, 
DUuvio miscens, ooelumque in Tartara solvat." 

Virgil. MnM, XII, 203. 

"No violence shall my will constrain. 
Though earth were scattered in the main 
And Styx with ether blent." — (Conington,) 

"Nec modus est ullus investigandi veri, nisi inveneris: et quaerendi 
defatigatio turpis est, quum id quod quaeritur sit puleherrimum.'* 

Cicero. De Finihus, J., 1, 3. 

** There should be no end to the search for truth, other than the finding of 
it ; it is disgraceful to grow weary of seeking when the object of your 
search is so beautiful." 

"Neo mora, nee requies." Yibgil. Georgics, III., 110. 

" Naught of delay is there, or of repose.** 


*^Nec posse dari regalibus usquam 
Secretum viiiis : nam luz altissima fati 
Occultiim nihil esse sinit, latebrasque per omnes 
Intrat et abstrusos explorat fama recessus.*' 

Claudianus. De Quarto Consulatu Honori% 272. 

"Kings can have 
No secret vices, for the light that shines 
On those who've climbed to Fortune's highesiG peaks 
Leaves naught in darkness ; every lurking-place 
Fame enters, and its hidden nooks explores.'' 

*'Nec quibus rationibus superare possent, sed quemadmodum uti 
viotoria deberent, cogitabant." 

C^SAB. De Bello CiviUy III., 83. 

"They were thinking less of the steps to be taken to secure victory, than 
of the use to which that victory was to be put." 

"Nee quidquam aliud est philosophia, si interpretari velis, praeter 
studium sapientiae." Ciobbo. De OffidiSy Il.y 2, 5. 

" Philosophy, if you ask the meaning of the word, is nothing else but the 
love of wisdom." 

"Nee quidquam difficilius, quam reperire quod sit omni ex parte in 
sue genere perfectum." Cicero. De Arrndtia, XXL , 79. 

"Nothing is more diflBcult than to find anything which is perfect in every 
part after its own kind." 

"Nee satis apparet, cur versus factitet." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 470. 

" None knows the reason why this curse 
Was sent on him, this love of making verse." — (Conington.) 

" Neo scire fas est omnia." Horace. Odes^ IV., 4, 22. 

" *Tis not God's will that we should all things know." 

"Nee semper feriet quodounque minabitur areas," 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 350. 

"And the best bow will sometimes shoot &\Yry."— {Conington.) 

" Nee solem proprium natura nee aera fecit 
Neo tenues undas." Ovid. Metamorplwses, FT., 349. 

"Not for one man's delight has Nature made 
The sun, the wind, the waters ; all are free." 

"Neo Bunt enim beati, quorum divitias nemo novit." 

Apuleius. Metamorphoses, V., 10. 

"They have no happiness in wealth, whose wealth is known to none." 

" Nee tantum prodere vati, 
Quantum scire licet." Lucan. Pluirsalia, V., 176. 

" It is not lawful for the seer to impart; 
All that he knows." 


" Ncc tibi nobilitas poterit sncourrere amanti : 
Kescit amor priscis cedere imaginibus.'' 

Pbopebtius. Elegies, J., 6, 28. 

" Thy noble birth will aid thee not in love, 
Little recks love of thy forefathers' busts." 

**Nec tumulum euro. Sepelit natura relictos." 

Maecenas. Qtioted by Seneca, Epistolae, XCIL, 85. 

"Naught care I for a tomb, for Nature buries those who are left." 

'• Nee unquam 
Publica privatae cesserunt commoda causae." 

Glaudianus. De Laudibus SHlichoms, L, 298. 

" Ne'er has he put the public weal aside 
To work for his own benefit." 

"Nee unquam satis fida potentia, ubi nimia est." 

Tacitus. History, 11. , 92. 

"There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive." 

— {Church and BrodriJbb.) 

•* Nee vera virtus, cum semel excidit. 
Curat reponi deterioribus." Horace. Odes, III., 6, 29. 

"And genuine worth, expelled by fear. 

Returns not to the worthless slave." — (Oonington.) 

" Nee verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus 
Interpres." Horace. De Arte Poetica, 133. 

"Nor, bound too closely to the Grecian Muse, 
Translate the words wnose soul you should transfuse." — {Gonington.) 

" Nee vero habere virtutem satis est, quasi Girtem aliquam, nisi utare. 
Etsi ars quidem, quum ea non utare, scientia tamen ipsa teneri 
potest, virtus in usu sui tota posita est." 

GiCERO. De RepubUca, L, 2, 2. 

" It is not enough to possess virtue, as though it were an art, unless we use 
it. For although, if you do not practise an art, you may yet retain it 
theoretically, the whole of virtue is centred in tne exercise of virtue." 

"Nee vero me fugit, quam sit acerbum, parentum scelera filiorum 
poenis lui." Gicero. Ad Brutum, I., 12, 2. 

' It does not escape me that it is a cruel thing for the children to suffer 
for their parents' misdeeds." 

" Nee vero pietas adversus deos, nee quanta his gratia debeatur, sine 
explicatione naturae intelligi potest." 

Gicero. De FirUbus, III., 22, 73. 

" It is not possible to understand the meaning of reverence for the gods, 
nor how great a debt of gratitude we owe them, unless we turn to 
nature for an explanation. 

" Nee vero superstitione tollehda religio toUitur. " 

Gicero. De Divinatione, II., 72, 148. 
"We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition." 


** Neo vizit male, qui natus moriensque fefellit." 

Horace. Ejpistolaey I., 17, 10. 
" Life unnoticed is not lived amiss." — (Gonington.) 

«Neo voluptatem requirentes, neo fugientes laborem.'* 

GiCBBO. De Finilms, F., 20, 67. 

*' Neither seeking pleasure nor avoiding toil." 

"Necesse est enim in immensum exeat oupiditas quae naturalem 
modum transmit. " Sbneca. Epistolaey XXXIX.^ 5. 

** Greed which has once overstepped natural limits is certain to proceed to 

"Neoesse est facere sumtum qui quaerit lucrum." 

Plautus. Asinaria, Act I., Sc, III., 65. — (CleacretaJ) 

" He who'd seek for gain must be at some expense." 

— (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Ne dubites, quum magna petis, impendere parva." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribtis, L, 85. 

*' Do not hesitate over small disbursements when you are aiming 
at great results." 

" Necesse est multos timeat quem multi timenb." 

Labbrius. Ex incertis fdbulis, Fragment III. {Ribheck, Scemcae 

Romanorum Poesis Fragmenta.) 

** He must perforce fear many whom many fear." 

** Multis terribilis caveto multos." 

AusoNius. Septem Sapientium SententioBf Periander, 6. 

•*If you are a terror to many, then beware of many." 

" Multos timere debet, quem multi timent." 

Bacon. OrnaTnenta RationaUay 82. 
" He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many." — {Bacon,) 

" Necessitas ante rationem est : maxime in belle, quo rare permittitur 
tempora eligere." 
QuiUTUS CuRTius. De Rebics Oestis AUxandri Magnif Vll.y 7, 10. 

** Necessity is stronger than judgment ; especially in war, where we are 
rarely permitted to select our opportunity." 

"Necessitas fortiter ferre docet, consuetude facile." 

Seneca. De Tranquillitate Ardmiy X, 1. 

*' Necessity teaches us to bear misfortunes bravely; habit to bear them 

«Neoessitas non habet legem." 

Lanqland. Piers the Plotoman (Skeafs ed.)t Pass. XIV., 46. 

** Necessity has no law." 

« Necessitas plus posse quam pietas selet." 

Seneca. Troades, 590. — (Ulysses.) 

** Necessity is stronger than loyalty." 

"Nefas necere vel male fratri puta." 

Seneca. Thyestes, 219. — (Satelles.) 
** Consider it a crime to injure a brother, even though he be unbrotherly.** 


**Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non solum arrogantis est, sed 
etiam omnino dissoluti." Gicebo. De OffidiSj I., 28, 99. 

** To pay no attention to what is said of one, is a mark not of pride only, 
but of complete want of principle." 

** Neminem cite laudaveris, neminem cite accusaveris : semper puta te 
coram diis testimonium dicere." Sbnbca. De MoribuSj 76. 

" Be not too hasty either with praise or blame ; speak always as though 
you were giving evidence before the judgment-seat of the gods." 

** Nemo ad id sero venit, unde nunquam, 
Cum semel venit, poterit reverti." 

Seneca. Hercules Fv/rens, 869. — {Chorus.) 
" 'Tis ne'er too late to reach the point from which, 
When once 'tis reached, there can be no return." 

"Nemo autem regere potest, nisi qui et regi." 

Seneca. De Ira^ IL, 15, 4. 

" No one can rule, who cannot also submit to authority." 

*'Nemo secure praeest nisi qui libenter subest." 

Thomas k Kempis. De Imitatkme Christie J., 20, 2. 

" No one can safely be in authority who does not willingly submit 
to authority." 

« Nemo doctus unquam mutationem consilii inconstantiam dixit esse.*' 

CiCEBO. Ad Atticuniy XVI, ^ 7, 8. 
''No wise man ever called a change of plan inconsistency." 

I "Nemo enim est tarn senex, qui se annum non putet posse vivere." 

Cicero. De Senectute, VIL, 24. 
" There is no one so old but thinks he can live a year." 

"Nemo enim potest personam diu ferre." 

Senega. De dementia^ L, 1, 6. 
" No one can wear a mask for very long." 

"Nemo est tam fortis, quin rei novitate perturbetur." 

CiESAR. De Bello GalUcOj VI., 39. 

"No one is so brave as not to be disconcerted by unforeseen circum- 

" Major ignotarum rerum est terror." 

LiVY. Histories, XXVJII., 44. 
" Greater is our terror of the unknown." 

" Etiam fortes viros subitis terreri." 

Tacitus. Awnals, XV., 69. 

"Even brave men are dismayed by sudden perils." 

— {jChurch and Brodribb.) 

"Nemo fsbcile cum fortunae suae conditione concordat." 

BoETHius. De Consolatione Philosophiae^ II., Prosa 4. 

"No one Is perfectly satisfied with what foii^une allots him." 

" Nemo igitur vir magnus sine aliquo afflatu divino unquam fuit." 

Cicero. De Natura Deorum, II., 66, 167. 

" There was never a great man without some breath of the Divine afflatus." 


••'Nemo illio vitia ridet, nee corrumpere et oorrumpi saeclum vocatur.'* 

Tacitus. Germania, XIX. 

" No one there considers vice a thing to be laughed at, nor thinks that 
corrupting and being corrupted constitute a glorious age." 

"Nemo liber est qui corpori servit." Seneca. Epistolae, XCIL^ SS. 
" No one is free who is a slave to the body." 

"Nemo malus felix." Juvenal. Satires^ IV., Q. 

"Peace visits not the guilty mind." — (Oiford.) 

«Nemo panmi diu vixit, qui virtutis perfectae perfecto functus est 
munere." Cicbeo. Ticsculanae Disputationes, J., 45, 109. 

"No one has lived too short a life, who has faultlessly discharged the 
duties imposed by faultless virtue." 

** Nemo repente fuit turpissimus." Juvenal. Satires, II., 83. 

"None become at once completely vile." — [Gifford.) 

''^Nemo secure loquitur, nisi qui libenter tacet." 

Thomas k Kempis. De Imitatione ChrisH, I., 20, 2. 
" No one can talk without danger who is not ready also to be silent." 

-** Nemo silens placuit ; multi brevitate loquendi." 

AusoNius. Ejmtolae, XXV., 44. 
"None by silence please ; many by brevity." 

<* Nemo solus satis sapit." 

Plautus. Miles Qloriosus, Act III., Sc. III., 12. 

— (Peril) lectomenes. ) 

"Two heads are better, as they say, than one." — [Bonnell Thornton.) 

•" Nemo tam divos habuit faventes, 

Crastinum ut possit sibi polliceri." 

Seneca. Thyestes, 619. — (Chorus.) 

"No man has the gods so strongly on his side that he can promise himself 
a to-morrow." 

"Nemo tajn senex est ut improbe unum diem speret." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XII., 6. 

" No one is so old that he may not rightly hope to live one day more." 

"Nemo tam timidus est ut malit semper pendere quam semel cadere.** 

Seneca. Epistolae, XXII., 3. 

"No one is so timid as not to prefer one fall to perpetual suspense." 

"Nemo unquam imperium flagitio quaesitum bonis artibus exerouit." 

Tacitus. History, I., 30. 

"Never yet has any one exercised for honourable purposes the power 
obtained by crime." — (Church and BrodriM.) 

-** Nemo unquam neque poeta neque orator fuit, qui quemquam meliorem 
quam se arbitraretur.*' Ciceeo. Ad Atticum, XIV., 20, 3. 

" There has never yet been either a poet or an orator who did not consider 
himself the greatest in the world." 


" Nequam illud verbum *Bt * Bene volt,* nisi qui bene facit." 

Plautus. Trinummiis^ Act II. ^ Sc. IF., 88. — (Stanmits.y 

** ' Best wishes ! ' what avails that phrase, unless 
Best services attend them ?" — (BonnefZ Thornton,) 

Diffinget infeotumque reddet 

Quod fugiens semel hora vexit." Horace. Odes^ IIL^ 29, 46. 

''Nor cancel as a thing undone 

What once the flying hour has brought." — {Oanington.) 

"Neque ego, Quirites, hortor, ut jam malitis cives vestros perperam,. 
quam recte, fecisse : sed ne, ignoscendo mails, bonos perditum 
eatis. Ad hoc, in republica, multo praestat beneficii quam, 
maleficii immemorem esse." Sallust. Jv^wrtha, XXXI» 

"I do not ask that you should prefer to see your fellow-citizens pursuing 
dishonest rather than honest courses : but that you should beware lest, 
by pardoning the criminal, you bring destruction upon the law-abiding. 
To this end it is far more advantageous to the community that you- 
should be unmindful of services than of oflfences." 

" Neque enim est quisquam tarn malus, ut videri velit." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratortay III.^ 8, 44. 

** No one is wicked enough to wish to appear wicked." 

"Neque enim fas est homini cunctas divini opens machinas, vet 
ingenio comprehendere, vel explicare sermone." 

BoETHius. De Consolatione PhilosopMae, JF., Prosa 6. 

** Man is not permitted either to understand fully or to explain all the 
machinery by which God accomplishes his work." 

** Neque enim ita generati a natura sumus, ut ad ludum et jocum facti 
esse videamur ; sed ad severitatem potius, et ad quaedam studi& 
graviora et majora." Cicero. De OfficiiSy I., 29, 103. 

'* Nature has not, in man, produced a being apparently fitted only for 
sport and jest, but one destined for more serious things, for higher and 
nobler pursuits." 

" Neque enim lex aequior ulla est 
Quam necis artifices arte perire sua." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandin I., 666. 

** There is no law more just than that which has ordained 
That who plots others death in his own toils shall die." 

"Neque enim minus apud nos honestas, quam apud alios necessitaa 
valet." Pliny the Younger. Episiolae, IF., 10. 

" Honour is with us as keen an incentive as necessity with others." 

** Neque enim potest quisquam nostrum subito fingi, neque cujusquam 
repente vita mutari, aut natura convert!." 

Cicero. Pro Sulla, XXV., 69. 

**No one of us can suddenly assume a character, or instantly change hia 
mode of life, or alter his nature." 


" Neque enim quod quisque potest, id ei licet, nee si non obstatur, prop- 
terea etiam permittitur." Oicebo. Philippica, XIIL, 6, 14. 

" It is not the cose that whatever is possible to a man is also lawful, nor is 
a thing permitted simply because it is not forbidden." 

•* Neque enim rectae voluntati serum est tempus ullum." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione OratorUit XIL^ 1, 81. 

" It is never too late for good resolutions." 


** Neque enim soli judicant, qui maligne legunt.' 

Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, IX, 88. 

" There are other judges besides those who take the hostile view." 

« Neque enim torpis mors forti viro potest accidere, neque immatura 
consulari, neque misera sapienti." 

GiCEBO. In CcUUinam, JF., 2, 3. 

** Death cannot be dishonourable to the brave man, or premature to him 
who has held high office, or lamentable to the philosopher." 

** Neque enim ullus alius discordiarum solet esse ezitus, inter claros 
et potentes viros, nisi aut universus interitus, aut victoris domi- 
natus, aut regnum." 

GiCEBO. De Haruspicum ResponsiSf XXV,, 64. 

" When men of eminence and power are driven to take up arms against 
each other, one of two things is certain to happen : either both parties 
are cohipletely annihilated, or the victor becomes master and sovereign 
of the state." 

'* Neque est onmino ars ulla, in qua omnia quae ilia arte effici possint» 
a doctore tradantur." Gicebo. De Oratore, IL, 16, 69. 

"There is no art of which all the possibilities are capable of being im- 
parted by a teacher." 

"Neque est ullum amicitiae certius vinculum, quam consensus et 
Bocietas consiliorum et voluntatum." 

CiCEBO. Pro PlandOy IL, 6. 

''There is no surer bond of friendship than an identity and community of 
ideas and tastes." 

* Neque imitare malos medicos, qui in alienis morbis profitentur tenere 
se medicinae scientiaon, ipsi se curare non possunt.** 

S. SuLPicius. (Cicero, ad Fa/rmUares, IF., 6, 6.) 

"Do not imitate those unskilful physicians who profess to possess the 
healing art in the diseases of others, but are unable to cure them- 
selves. ' 

"Neque lac Isbcti magis est simile, quam iUe ego similis est mei." 

Pladtus. AmpMtryo, Act II., Sc, L, 54. — (AmpMtryo,) 

** One drop of milk is not more like another than that I 
Is like to me." — [Bannell Thornton,) 

"Neque laus in copia neque culpa in penuria consistit." 

Apuleius. De Magia, XX^ 

*' It is no credit to be rich and no disgrace to be poor." 


** Neque mala vel bona quae valgus putet/' 

Tacitus. Annals^ 71., 22. 

''Good and evil, again, are not what valgar opinion accounts them." 

— (Church and Brodiibb.) 

** Neque me vixisse poenitet, quoniam ita vixi ut non frustra me 
natum existimem." Gicebo. De Senectiite, XXIIL, 84. 

" I am not sorry to have lived, since my life has been such that I feel I was 
not born in vain." 

*' Neque praeterquam quas ipse amor molestias 
Habet addas : et illas quas habet recte feras." 

Terence. Eunuchus^ Act J., fife. L, 82. — (Parmeno.) 

"Do not add to love 
More troubles than it has, and those it has 
Bear bravely." — (George Colman.) 

^* Neque quidquam hie vile nunc est, nisi mores mali. " 

Plautus. Trinwnmus, Act J., Sc. J., JO. — (Megaronides.) 

"There's nothing cheap or common here just now save evil living." 

" Neque semper arcum 

Tendit Apollo." Horace. Odes, II., 10, 19. 

" Not always does Apollo bend his bow." 

"Nervis alienis mobile lignum." Horace. Satires, II., 7, 82. 

" A doll that moves when others pull the wires." 

"Nerves belli, pecuniam (largiri)." Cicero. PhiUppica, V., 2, 5. 
" Money, the sinews of war." 

" Nescia mens hominum fati sortisque futurae, 
Et servare modum, rebus sublata secundis." 

Virgil. Mneid, X., 601. 

" impotence of man's frail mind 
To fate and to the future blind, 
Presumptuous and o'erweening still 
When Fortune follows at its will ! " — (Qonington.) 

** Nescio qua natale solum dulcedine captos 
Ducit, et immemores non sinit esse sui." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Panto, L, 3, 86. 

"By some strange charm our native land doth hold 
Us captive, nor permits that we should e'er 
Forget her." 

" (Ibam forte Via Sacra, siout meus est mos) 
Nescio quid meditans nugarum, totus in illis." 

Horace. Satires, I., 9, 2. 

" Along the Sacred Road I strolled one day. 
Deep in some bagatelle (you know my yfa.y)."—{Conington.) 

■*' Nescio quid prof ec to mihi animus praesagit mali." 

Terence. Heautontimorumenos, Act IL, Sc. II., 7. — (Clinia,) 
" My mind forebodes I know not what of ill." — [George Colman,) 


" Nescire antem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse 
puerum." Ciceeo. Oratory XXXIV., 120. 

** To know nothing of what happened before you were bom, is to remain 
for ever a child." 

'* Nescire quaedam magna pars sapientiae est." 

Hugo db Groot (Geotius.) Epigrams^ Bk. J., Erudita ignorantiay. 

16y—Anisterdamy 1670, p. 229. 

** Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom." 

''Nescit enim simul incitata liberalitas stare, cujus pulchritudinem 
usus ipse commendat." Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, V. , 12. 

" Grcnerosity once aroused cannot remain inactive, for it is a quality whose - 
beauties are enhanced by its exercise." 

" Neu regie foret nlla suis animantibus orba, 
Astra tenent coeleste solum formaeque deorum, 
Cesserunt nitidis habitandae piscibus undae. 
Terra feras cepit, volucres agitabilis aer. 
Sanctius his animal, mentisque capacius altae 
Deerat adhuc, et quod dominari in caetera posset. 
Natus homo est.'* Ovid. MetatnorphoseSy L, 72. 

** Then, that no region of the universe 
Should void of lile remain, the floor of heaven 
Was peopled with the stars and godlike forms, 
The seas became the abode of glittering fish, 
Earth took the beasts and mobile air the birds. 
A holier animal was wanting still 
With mind of wider grasp, and fit to rule 
The rest. Then man was bom." 

** Neutiquam offioium liberi esse hominis puto, 
Cum is nihil promereat, postulare id gratiae apponi sibi." 

Terence. Andriay Act Il.y 1, 30. — (PampMltLS.y 

*' It is, I think, scarce honesty in him 
To look for thanks who means no favour." — (George Colman.) 

Posces ante diem librum cum lumine ; si non 
Intendes animum studiis et rebus honestis, 
Invidia vel amore vigil torquebere.'' Horace. Epistolae, 7., 2, 84. 

" Unless you light your lamp ere dawn and read 
Some wholesome book that high resolves may breed. 
You'll find your sleep go from you, and will toss 
Upon your pillow, envious, lovesick, cross." — (Conington,) 

•* Nihil amori injurium est." 

Plautus. Cistellariay Act I., So, I., 105,— (Lena.) 
" There is naught will give offence to love." 

** Nihil autem potest esse diutumum, cui non subest ratio : licet felicitas^ 
aspirare videatur, tamen ad ultimum temeritati non sufficit." 
QniNTUS CuRTius. De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magrviy IF., 14, 19. 

"Nothing can be long-lived which is not based on reason : though fortune 
may seem favourable, yet it will in the end leave overweening confideuce- 
in the lurch." 


** Nihil compositum miraouli oausa, verum audita scriptaque senioribus 
tradam." Tacitus. Annals^ XI., 27. 

" This is no story to excite wonder ; I do but relate what I have heard, and 
what our fathers have recorded."— (C%.MrcA and Brodribb.) 

** Nihil debet esse in philosophia oommentitiis fabellis looL" 

Cicero. De Dwinaticme, IL^ 88, 80. 

** There should be no place in philosophy for fanciful stories." 

** Nihil decet invita Minerva, ut aiunt, id est adversante et repugnante 
natura." Cicero. De Officvis, I., 31, 110. 

** Nothing is becoming to us which is against the will of Minerva, as the 
saying is: that is to say, contrary to, or repugnant to, nature." 

'* Nihil enim est tarn contrarium rationi et constantiae quam fortuna.'* 

Cicero. De Divinationet IL, 7, 18. 
** Nothing is so unreasonable and inconsistent as fortune." 

^< Nihil enim honestum esse potest quod justitia vacat." 

Cicero. De Officiis, I., 19, 62. 
** Right cannot be where justice is not." 

"Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est, quam prava religio.'* 

LiVY. Historiesy XXXIX., 16. 

" There is nothing that is more often clothed in an attractive garb than a 
false creed." 

I** Nihil enim pejus est iis, qui paullum aliquid ultra primas litteraa 
progressi, falsam sibi scientiae persuasionem induerunt." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, J., 1, 8. 

"There is nothing more detestable than a man who, because he has 
learned a little more than the alphabet, thinks that he has been 
initiated into the deepest secrets oi science." 

" Nihil enim rerum ipsa natura voluit magnum effici cite." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, X., 3, 4. 
" Nature herself has never attempted to eflfect great changes rapidly." 

** Nihil enim semper floret, aetas succedit aetati." 

Cicero. Philippicaf XL, 16, 89. 
** Nothing flourishes for ever ; each generation gives place to its successor." 

** Nihil esse tam sanctum (dictitat) quod non violari, nihil tam munitum 
quod non expugnari pecunia possit." 

Cicero. In Verrem, J., 2, 4. 

" There is no sanctuary so holy that money cannot profane it, no fortress 
so strong that money cannot take it by storm." 

•• Nihil est ab omni 
Parte beatum." Horace. Odes, II., 16, 27. 

** There's nothing that from every side is blest." 

"Nihil est aliud bene et beate vivere, nisi honeste et recte vivere.*' 

Cicero. Paradoxa, L, 15. 

" To live well and happily is nothing else than to live honestly and up- 



** Nihil est, Antipho, 
■Quin male narrando possit depravarier.' 

Terence. Phomvio, Act JT., 8c, IV,, 15.— (Geta.) 

"No tale's so good 
But in the telling you may spoil it, Antipho." 

•** Nihil est aiitem tarn volucre quam malediotum : nihil facilius 
emittitur, nihil citius excipitur, nihil latius dissipatur." 

CiCEBO. Pro PlandOy XXIII. , 57. 

"There is nothing swifter than calumny ; nothing is more easily set on 
foot, more quickly caught up, or more widely disseminated." 

-** Nihil est enim aptius ad delectationem leotoris, quam temporum 
varietates, fortunaeque vicissitudines : quae etsi nohis optahiles 
in experiendo non fuerunt, in legendo tajnen erunt jucundae. 
Hahet enim praeteriti doloris secura recordatio delectationem. " 

Cicero. Ad FamiUOres, F., 12, 4. 

"There is nothing better calculated to deUght your reader than the vicis- 
situdes of fortune, and the changes which time brings with it : though, 
while we experienced them, they have seemed perhaps undesirable, 
^et we shall find pleasure in reading of them, it is delightful when 
m smooth water to recall the stormy times that are past." 

"^ Nihil est enim de quo minus dubitari possit, quam et honesta ex- 
petenda per se, et eodem mode turpia per se esse fugienda." 

Cicero. De Fimbtcs, III., 11, 38. 

" There is nothing about which we can have less doubt, than that good is 
to be sought for its own sake, and evil for its own sake to be avoided." 

^* Nihil est enim tam insigne nee tam ad diutumitatem memoriae 
stabile, quam id in quo aliquid ofEenderis." 

Cicero. De Oratore, L, 28, 129. 

" Nothing attracts so much attention, or retains such a hold upon men's 
memories, as the occasion when you have made a mistake." 

** Nihil est enim tam miserabile quam ex beato miser." 

Cicero. De Partitione Oratoria, XVIL, 57. 
" Nothing is so pitiable as a poor man who has seen better days." 

*<* Nihil est enim tam molle, tam tenerum, tam aut fragile aut flexibile, 
quajn voluntas erga nos, sensusque civium : qui non modo 
improbitati irascuntur candidatorum, sed etiam in recte factis 
saepe fastidiunt." Cicero. Pro Milone, XVL, 42. 

" Th^re is nothing so susceptible, so tender, so easily broken or bent, as 
the goodwill and friendly disposition towards us of our fellow-citizens. 
Not only are they alienated by any want of uprightness on the part of 
those seeking their suffrages, but at times even they take exception to 
what has been rightly done." 

** Nihil est inoertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil 
fallacius ratione tota comitiorum." 

Cicero. Pro Murena, XVIL, 36. 

"Nothing is more uncertain than the masses, nothing more difficult to 
gauge than the temper of the people, nothing more deceptive than the 
opinions of the electors." 


"Nihil est miserius quam animus hominis conscius, 
Sicut me habet." 

Plautijs. Mostellaria, Act III., Sc. I., 12. — (Trario.y 

"Nothing so wretched as a guilty conscience, 
And such plagues me." — fjBonnell Thornton,) 

** Nihil est miserum, nisi cum putes." 

BoETHius. De Consolatione Philosophiaey IL, Prosa 4. 
" Nothing is lamentable unless you think it so." 

"Nihil est, quod studio et benevolentia, vel amore potius, effici noDr 
possit." Cicero. Ad Familiares, III., 9, 1. 

" There is nothing which cannot be accomplished by aflfection and kindli> 
ness, or perhaps, I should say, by love." 

" Nihil est tam fallax quam vita humana, nihil tam insidiosum : non< 
mehercules quisquam illam accepisset, nisi daretur inscientibus." 
Seneca. Ad Marciam, de Consolatione, XXIL, 3. 

" Nothing is more deceptive than human life, nothing more full of snares : 
it is a gift that none would over have accepted, were it not that it is. 
given to us when we are ignorant of its meaning." 

** Nihil est tam incredibile quod non dicendo fiat probabile ; nihil tam 
horridum, tam incultum, quod non splendescat oratione et 
tanquam excolatur." Cicero. Paradoxa, Proemium, 3. 

"There is nothing too incredible to be rendered probable by a skilful 
speaker; there is nothing so uncouth, nothing so unpolished, that, 
eloquence cannot ennoble and refine it." 

" Nihil est toto, quod perstet, in orbe. 
Ouncta fluunt, omnisque vagans formatur imago." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, XV., 177. 
" There's nothing constant in the universe. 
All ebb and flow, and every shape that's bom 
Bears in its womb the seeds of change." 

"Nihil in belle oportere contemni." 

Cornelius Nbpos. Thrasyhuliis, 2. 
" Nothing in war is unimportant enough to be overlooked." 

" Nihil in discordiis civilibus festinatione tutius, ubi facto magis quami 
oonsulto opus est." Tacitus. History, I., 62. 

"In civil strife, where action is more necessary than deliberation, nothing-, 
is safer than haste." — (Church and Brodribb.) 

" Nihil in hominum genere rarius perfecto oratore inveniri potest." 

Cicero. De Oratore, I., 28, 128. 
" Nothing is more rarely found among men than a consummate orator." 

" Nihil magis aegris prodest quam ab eo curari a quo volunt." 

Marcus Seneca. Excerpta Controversiarum, IV., 5. 

" Nothing helps the sick more than to be attended by the doctor of their- 

"Nihil non aggressuros homines, si magna conatis magna praemia.. 
proponantur." LiVY. Histories, IV., 35. 

" Tliere is nothing men will not attempt when great enterprises hold out" 
the promise of great rewards." 


** Nihil peccat, nisi quod nihil pecoat." 

Pliny the Youngbb. Epistoltu, IZ., 26. 

*' He has no faults, except that he is faultless." 

** Nihil perpetuum, pauca diutuma sunt." 

Sbnbca. Ad PoVyhmm^ de Consolationey J., 1. 

*' Nothing is everlasting, little even of long duration." 

" Nihil potest placere quod non decet.*' 

QniiTTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria^ I., 11, 11. 

*' Nothing can he pleasing which is not also hecoming." 

** Nihil quicquam homini tarn prosperum divinitus datum, quin ei 
tamen admixtum sit aliquid difficultatis, ut etiam in amplissima 
quaque laetitia suhsit quaepiam vel parva quaerimonia, conjuga- 
tione quadam mollis et fellis." Apuleius. Florida, IV. , 18. 

" Never have the gods hestowed on man prosperity so complete as not to 
he in combination with some degree of difficulty, so that beneath our 
keenest joys lurks some small discontent, a blending, as it were, of 
honey and gall." 

"Nihil rerum mortalium tam instabile ac fiuxum est quam fama 
potentiae non sua vi nixa.'* Tacitus. AnnalSy XIIL, 19. 

" Of all things human the most precarious and transitory is a reputation 
for power which has no strong support of its own." 

— (Ghv^ch and Brodribb.) 

"Nihil tam aequo proderit quam quiescere et minimum cum aliis 
loqui, plurimum secum." Sbnbca. Ejpistolae, (7F., 6. 

** There is nothing more salutary than quiescence, and little converse with 
others, much with oneself." 

"Nihil tam difficile est quin quaerendo investigari possiet." 

Terence. HeautontimorumenoSy Act IV.., 2, 8. — (Syrus.) 

** Nothing so difficult but may be won 
By industry." — (George Colman.) 

^ Nihil tam utile est, ut in transitu prosit; distringit librorum 
multitudo." Seneca. Epis&lae, IL, 3. 

" There is nothing so useful that it will be of service to us in passing ; we 
are only distracted by a multitude of books." 

" Nihilne esse proprium cuiquam ? " 

Tebbncb. Andriat Act IF., Sc. III., 1. — (Mysis.) 
" Can we securely then count nothing ours ? " — {George Colman.) - 

"Nil aotum credens, quum quid superesset agendum." 

LucAN. Pha/rsaUa, 11. , 657. 
" Thinking nought done, while aught remained undone." 

" Nil agit exemplum, litem quod lite resolvit.'' 

Horace. Satires^ 7J., 8, 103. 

" 'Twill not do 
To shut one question up by opening two." — {Oonington.) 



" Nil agit qui diffidentem verbis solatur suis ; 
Is est amicus, qui in dubia re juvat, ubi re est opus.'* 

Plautus. EpidictiSf Act J., 8c, II., 9. — {Stratippocles.) 

** The man that comforts a desponding friend 
With words alone does nothing. He's a friend 
Indeed, who proves himself a uiend in need." 

— (BonneU Hiomton.) 

"Nil desperandum Teucro duce et auspice Teucro." 

Horace. OdeSy I., 7, 27. 

« »rpjg Teucer leads, *tis Teucer breathes the wind ; 
No more despair." — (Conington.) 

** Nil dictu foedum, visuque haec liznina tangat, 
Intra quae puer est." Juvenal. Satires, XIV, t 4Li^. 

** Swift from the roof where youth, Fuscinus, dwell, 
Immodest sights, immodest sounds expel ; 
The place is sacred."— (6^(3r(i.) 

** Nil ego contulerim juoundo sanus amico." 

Horace. Satires, J., 6, 44. 

** While sense abides, 
A friend to me is worth the world besides." — (Conington,) 

** Nil ego, quod nullo tempore laedat, amo." 

Ovid. Amores, II., 19, 8. 

" I love not that which never gives me pain." 

** Nil erit ulterius, quod nostris moribus addat 
Posteritas : eadem cupient f acientque minores. 
Omne in praecipiti vitium stetit." Juvenal. Satires, I,, 147. 

" Nothing is left, nothing, for future times. 
To add to the full catalogue of crimes ; 
The bafEied sons must feel the same desires, 
And act the same mad follies as their sires. 
Vice has attained its zenith." — (Giford.) 

*• Nil fuit unquam 
Sic impar sibi.*' Horace. Satires, L, 8, 18. 

" So strange a jumble ne'er was seen before." — [Conington.) 

** Nil habet infelix paupertas durius in se, 
Quam quod ridiculos homines facit.*' Juvenal. Satires, III., 152. 

" Poverty, thy thousand ills combined 
Sink not so deep into the generous mind, 
As the contempt and laughter of mankind ! "—(Oiford,) 

" NU intentatum nostri liquere poetae." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 285. 
** There is no theme our poets have not tried." 

" Nil intra est oleam, nil extra est in nuce duri." 

Horace. Epistolae, II,, 1, 31. 

" They may prove as well 
An olive has no stone, a nut no sha1}«"-^ lonington,) 


** Nil mihi das vivus : dicis post fata daturum. 
Si non es stultus, scis, Maro, quid cupiam." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, XL, 67, 1. 

** Living you give me nought, but say you'll give when you are dead. 
If you're not foolish, Maro, sure, you know what I desire." 

*» Nil mortalibus arduum est." Horace. OcZes, I., 3, 37. 

" Nought is there for man too high." — [Conington,) 

*• Nil non mortale tenemus 
Pectoris exceptis ingeniique bonis. 
En ego, cum patria caream, vobisque, domoque, 

Baptaque sint, adimi quae potuere mihi, 

Ingenio tamen ipse meo comitorque fruorque ; 

Caesar in hoc potuit juris habere nihil." 

Ovid. Tristia, TIL, 7, 43. 

" All that we own is mortal, save what's good 
In heart and brain. Lo ! I have lost my friends, 
My home and country ; all that could be ta'en 
Has been rapt from me, yet my intellect 
Is still my own, my comrade and my joy — 
There even Caesar's might can naught avail." 

** Nil obstet tibi, dum ne sit te ditior alter." 

Horace. Satires, I,, 1, 40. 

"Nought can deter thee, while there lives 
A richer than thyself." 



Nil opus invidia est ; procul absit gloria vulgi : 
Qui sapit, in tacito gaudeat ille sinu." 

TiBULLUS. Elegies, IV., 13, 7. 

** No envy I desire, and I scorn 
The plaudits of the mob : the wise is he 
Who, silent, locks his joy within his heart." 

** Nil prodest, quod non laedere possit idem. 
Igne quid utilius ? Si quis tamen urere tecta 
Comparat, audaces instruit igne manus." 

Ovid. Tristia, 11. , 266. 

" Nought aids which may not also injure us. 
Fire serves us well, but he who plots to burn 
His neighbour's roof- tree arms his hands with fire." 

(Denique) nil sciri si quis putat, id quoque nescit. 
An sciri possit, qui se nil scire fatetur." 

Lucretius. De Rerum Natura, IV., 468. 

" Who thinks that nothing can be known, e'en knows not this, 
Whether it can be known or no, for he admits 
That he knows nothing." 

" Nil sine magno 
Vita labore dedit mortalibus." Horace. Satires, J., 9, 59. 

" In this world of ours 
The path to what we want ne'er runs on flowers." — (Conington.) 


** Nil super imperio moveor ; speravimus ista, 
Dum fortuna fuit ; vincant quos vincere mavis.** 

Virgil. JEneid, X, 42. 


' Tis not for empire now I fear ; 
That was a hope which once was dear, 
But let it pass : onr blood is spilt, 
Yet give the victory where thou wilt." — [Ckmington,) 

** Nil unquam invita donabis conjuge ; vendes 
Hac obstante nihil ; nihil, haco si nolet, emetur." 

Juvenal. Satires^ VI,, 212. 

^' N nght must be given, if she opposes ; nought, 
If she opposes, must be sold or bought." — (Oifard.) 

*' Nimia est miseria, pulchrum esse hominem nimis." 

Plautus. Miles Glortosus^ Act I., Sc. I., 68. — {PyrgopoUnices.} 

" What a plague it is to be too handsome." — (Bonnell Tfiomton,) 

** Nimia est voluptas, si diu abfueris dome, 
Domum si redieris, si tibi nulla est aegritudo animo obviam.*' 

Plautus. Stichus, ActlV.y Sc. J., 18. — (Epignomus.} 

** Well, I am now at home, 
And being so, one feels too great's the pleasure. 
When, after absence, one finds all things well." 

— (Bonnell ThorrUon.) 

*< Nimia iUaec licentia 
Profecto evadet in aliquod magnum malum." 

Terence. AdelpM^ Act III., Sc. IV., 63. — (Demea.) 

** Immoderate indulgence must produce 
Some terrible misfortune in the end." — (George Oolman.) 

**Nimirum haec est ilia praestans et divina sapientia, et perceptas 
penitus et pertractetas res humanas habere; nihil admirari, 
cum acciderit; nihil, antequam evenerit, non evenire posse 
arbitrari." Cicero. Tusculanae DisputationeSy III., 14, 30. 

"The highest, the divine wisdom consists in having investigated and 
mastered the innermost nature of all that pertains to mankind ; in 
being surprised at nothing which happens, and in believing, before the 
event, that everything is possible." 

** Nil admirari, prope res est una, Numici, 
Bolaque, quae possit facere et servare beatum.** 

Horace. Ejpistolae, I., 6, 1. 

** Not to admire, Numicius, is the best, 
The only way to make and keep men blest." — (Ooningtort^) 

** Nimirum insanus paucis videatur, eo quod 
Maxima pars hominum morbo jactatur eodem." 

Horace. Satires, II., 3, 120. 

** Few men can see much madness in his whim, 
Because the mass of mortals ail like him." — (Conington.) 


*« Nimirum sapere est abjectis utile nugis, 
Et tempestivum pueris concedere ludum/* 

Horace. Epistolae, II. ^ 2, 141. 

" Wise men betimes will bid adieu to toys, 
And give up idle games to idle boys." — (Oonington.) 

" Nimis vile 'st vinum atque amor, 
Si ebrio atque amanti impune facere, quod lubeat, licet.*' 

Plautus. Aululariay IF., 10, 20. — (EticUo.) 

" Worthless indeed 
Are wine and love, if with impunity 
The drunkard and the lover work tneir will." 

*^ Nimium altercando Veritas amittitur." Publilius Sybus, 326. 

" In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth." 

*• Nimium boni est, cui nihil est mali." 

Ennius. Fragment Incert^, XX. 

" He is too fortunate who has no misfortunes." 

'* Nimium dif&cile 'st reperiri amicum, ita ut nomen cluet, 
Gui tuam cum rem credideris, sine omni cura dormia.s." 

Plautus. TrinummuSj III.^ 1, 19. — {StcLsimtis.) 

" "Tis very difficult to find a friend 
More than in name, to whom your near concerns 
Having entrusted, you may keep at ease." — [Bonnell Thomtoru) 

'* Nimium enim risus pretium est, si probitatis impendio constat." 

QuiNTiLiAU. be Institutione Oratoria^ VI.., 3., 35. 
" We pay too much for a laugh if it is at the expense of our honesty." 

** Nisi carenti doloribus morbisque, vita ipsa poena fuit." 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History ^ XXVIII. j 1. 

** Life is in itself a punishment, save to the man who has neither sorrows 
nor ill-health." 

** Nisi forte rebus cunctis inest quidam velut orbis, ut quem ad modum 
temporum vices, ita morum vertantur ; nee omnia apud priores 
meliora, sad nostra quoque aetas multa laudis et artium imitanda 
posteris tulit." Tacitus. Annals j III., 55. 

" Or possibly there is in all things a kind of cycle, and there may be moral 
revolutions just as there are changes of seasons. Nor was everjrthiDg 
better in the past, but our own age too has produced many specimens 
of excellence and culture for posterity to imitate." 

— (Church and Brodribb,) 

Nisi tu illi drachmis fleveris argenteis, 

Quod tu istis lacrimis te probare postulas, 

Non pluris refert, quam si imbrem in cribrum geras." 

Plautus. Pseudohts, Act J., Sc. I., 98. — {Psetidolus,) 

You could weep silver drachmas in her lap. 
All you can do to endear you by your tears 
Would be but sending water in a sieve." 

—{Bonnell Thornton,) 



** Nisi utile est quod facimus, stulta est gloria. 
Nihil agere, quod non prosit, fabella admonet." 

Phaedrus. Fables j III.^ 17, 12. 

** Unless our deeds bear fruit, their fame's but foolishness — 
' Do nothing or do good ' 's the burden of my tale." 

'' Nobilis equus umbra quoquc virgae regitut : ignavus ne calcari quidem 
concitari potest." 
QuiNTUS CuRTius. Dc Rebus Oestis Alexandri Magnij VILy 4, 18. 

** A well-bred horse is controlled by the mere shadow of the whip ; a slug- 
gish one is not roused even by the spur." 

** Nobilitas sola est et unica virtus." Juvenal. Satires, VIIL, 20. 
*' Virtue alone is true nobility." — [Oiford.) 

" Nobis ad belli auxilium pro nomine tan to 
Exiguae vires." Virgil, ^neid^ VIIL, 472. 

** Although a mighty name be ours, 
Yet scanty are our martial powers." — {Gonington.) 

" Nobis cum semel occidit brevis lux, 
Nox est perpetua una dormienda." Catullus. Can/iina, V,, 6. 

** When once the sun of our brief day has set, 
There follows but a night of endless sleep." 

" Nobis non licet esse tam disertis 
Qui Musas colimus severiores." Martial. Epigrams, IX,, 12, 16. 

"We may not strive for elegance 
Who cultivate a sterner Muse." 

" Noli adfectare quod tibi non est datum, 
Delusa ne spes ad querelam recidat." 

Phaedrus. Fables, III., 18, 14. 

** Strive not to gain what not to thee is given ; 
Thus shalt thou ne'er complain of hppes betrayed." 

** Noli homines blando nimium sermone probare : 
Fistula dulce canit, volucrem dum decipit auceps." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribiis, L, 27. 

" Trust not a man with too caressing tongue ; 
With sweet-toned pipe the fowler snares the bird." 

"Noli me tangere." The Vulgate. St. John, XX., 17. 

" Touch me not." 

** Nolo quod cupio statim tenere, 
Nee victoria mi placet parata." 

Petronius Arbiter. Satyricon, Cap. 16. 

*' I do not care to gain at once what I desire, 
Nor is a victory sweet which costs me naught." 

" Nolo virum facili redimit qui sanguine famam ; 

Hunc volo, laudari qui sine morte potest." 

Martial. Epigrams, L, 8 (9), 6. 

" Not him I love, who with his life's blood buys his fame, 
But him who living earns the meed of praise." 


" Nomen atque omen." 

Plautus. Persa, Act IV., Sc, IV.y 7S.—{Toxiliis.) 
"An omen in the name." 

"Non aetate verum ingenio adipiscitur sapientia." 

Plautus. TrinumrmcSj Act II. , Sc. II., 8Q.—{Philto.) 

" *Tis not by years that wisdom is acquired, 
But waits on disposition." — [Bonndl Thornton.) 

*' Non alio facinore clari homines, alio obscuri necantur.'* 

GiCEBO. Pro MiUme, VII., 17. 

" We do not inflict the death penalty for one crime on men of note, and for 
another on men of no position." 

"Non amo nimium diligentes." 

SciPio Africanus. (Cicero, De Oratore, II., 67, 272.) 
" I do not like people to be too assiduous." 

"Nocere saepe nimiam diligentiam. " 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History, XXXV., 36, 10. 
"Too great assiduity is often harmful." 

" Non amo te, Sabidi, nee possum dicere quare, 
Hoc tantnm possum dicere, non amo te.'* 

Martial. Epigrams, 7., 32 (33), 1. 

" I do not love thee, Dr. Fell, 
The reason why I cannot tell. 
But this alone I know full well, 
I do not love thee. Dr. Fell." — [Tom Brown.) 

"Non bene conveniunt nee in una sede morantur 
Majestas et amor." Ovid. Metamorphoses, II. , 846. 

"There is no brotherhood 'twixt love and dignity, 
Nor can they share the same abode." 

" Non bene olet, qui bene semper olet." 

Martial. Epigrams, IL, 12, 4. 

" Who uses perfumes has good reasons for it." 

" Non cuivis homini contingit adire Corinthum." 

Horace. Epistolae, L, 17, 36. 

" Corinth town is fair. 
But 'tis not every man that can get there." — (Conington.) 

" Non damnatio sed causa hominem turpem facit." 

Seneca. De Moribus, 123. 
" It is not the condemnation but the crime that disgraces a man." 

"Non datur ad Musas currere lata via." 

pROPERTius. Elegies, IV., 1, 14 {III., 1, 14). 
" There is no royal road to poesy." 

" Non dolet hie, quisquis laudari, Gellia, quaerit. 
Hie dolet vere, qui sine teste dolet." 

Martial. Epigrams, J., 33 (34), 3. 

" He grieves not much who grieves to merit praise ; 
His grief is real who grieves in solitude/' 


** Non domus et fundus, non aeris acervus et auri 
Aegroto domini deduxit oorpore febres, 
Non animo curas." Hobaob. Epistolae, L, 2, 47. 

'' Not house or grounds, not heaps of brass and gold 
Will rid the frame of fever's heat and cold. 
Or cleanse the heart of care."— (Conin^ton.) 

*' Non eadem est aetas, non mens. " Hobacb. Epistolae, L, 1, 4t. 

" My age, my mind, no longer are the same." 

** Non eadem ratio est sentire et demere morbos.*' 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto^ IIL, 9, 15. 

(< To feel our ills is one thing, but to cure them 
Is different quite." 

** Non ego hoo ferrem calidus juventa 

Oonsule Planco.'* Hobacb. Odes, 111,, 14, 27. 

" How had I fired in life's warm May, 

In Plancus' year ! "—{Conington.) 

" Non ego illam mihi dotem duco esse, quae dos dicitur ; 
Sed pudicitiam et pudorem, et sedatum cupidinem, 
Deum metum, parentmn amorem et cognatum concordiam.** 

PiiAUTUS. AmphitryOy Act IL, Sc, Il.y 209. — {Alcumena.) 

*' I hold not that my portion which is called so, 
But honour, modesty, subdued desires, 
Fear of the gods, affection for my parents. 
And friendship with my kindred." — iBonneU Thornton,) 

** Non ego ventosae plebis sufEragia venor 
Impensis cenarum et tritae munere vestis.'* 

Horace. Epistolae, I,, 19, 37. 

" I stoop not, I, to catch the rabble's votes 
By cheap refreshments or by cast-off co&ta,**— (Conington,) 

« Non enim gazae neque consularis 
Summovet lictor miseros tumultus 
Mentis et curas laqueata circum 

Tecta volantes." Horace. Odes, II., 16, 9. 

"No pomp, no lictor clears the way 

'Mid rabble-routs of troublous feelings. 
Nor quells the cares that sport and play 
Round gilded ceilings." — [Conington.) 

** Non enim hominum interitu sententiae quoque oocidunt, sed lucem 
auctoris fortasse desiderant." 

GiCBBO. De Natura Deorum, I., 6, 11. 

" A man's utterances do not die with him, but they lose, perhaps, something 
of the brilliancy with which he endowed them." 

" Non enim numero haeo judicantur, sed pondere." 

CiCBBO. De Offioiis, IL, 22, 79. 

" Not number but weight is our test in these matters." 

**Non enim onmis error stultitia est dicenda." 

Cicero. De Divinatione, IL, 43, 90. 
** We must not say that every mistake is a foolish one." 


^*Non enim solum ipsa fortuna caeca est, sed eos etiam plerumque 
efficit caecos quos complexa est." * 

CiCKEO. De AmiciHat XV, ^ 64. 

*' Not only is fortune herself blind, but she generally blinds those on whom 
she bestows her favours." 

'**Non enim tam auctoritatis in disputando, quam rationis momenta 
quaerenda sunt." Gicebo. De Natura Deorumi J., 5, 10. 

** We should in discussion rather seek force of argument than of authority." 

** Non enim temere nee fortuito sati et creati sumus." 

Cicero. Tusculanae DisputationeSj J., 49, 118. 

'* We were not begotten and bom for nothing, or haphazard." 

-**Non esse consuetudinem populi Bomani, ullam a,ccipere ab hoste 
armato conditionem." 
C-ESAR. De Bello OallicOj F., 41. — (Quintits Cicero to the Nervii.) 

" It is not the custom of the Roman people to make any conditions with 
an enemy under arms." 

*' Non est ad astra mollis e terris via." 

Seneca. Hercules Furens^ 441. — {Megara,) 

'* Not smooth the road that leads from earth to heaven," 

^* Non est, crede mihi, sapientis dicere * Vivam '. 
Sera nimis vita est crastina ; vive hodie." 

Martial. Epigrams^ I., 15 (16), 11. 
" No wisdom 'tis to say * I'll soon begin to live '. 
'Tis late to live to-morrow ; live to-day." 

•**Non est enim consilium in vulgo, non ratio, non discrimen, non 
diligentia : semperque sapientes ea quae populus fecisset ferenda, 
non semper laudanda, duxerunt." 

Cicero. Pro Planoio, IV., 9. 

" The mob have no judgment, no discretion, no discrimination, no con- 
sistency ; and it has always been the opinion of men of sense that 
popular movements must be acquiesced in, but not always commended." 

*' Non est jocus esse malignum. 
Nunquam sunt grati, qui nocuere sales." 

Seneca. Epigrams^ V,, 17. 
'* Malice is not jest ; 
There's nothing pleasing e'er in wit that stabs." 

"Non est paupertas, Nestor, habere nihil." 

Martial. Epigrams, XL, 32, 8, 
*' It is not poverty to nothing have." 

"Non est vivere, sed valere, vita." Martial. Epigrams, VL, 70, 16. 
" It is not life to live, but to be well." 

■** Non exercitus neque thesauri praesidia regni sunt, verum amici : quos 
neque armis cogere, neque auro parare queas, officio et fide 
pariuntur." Sallust. Jugurtha, X, 

" Neither the army nor the treasury, but friends, are the true supports of 
the throne ; for friends cannot be collected by force of arms, nor 
purchased with money; they are the offspring of kindness and 


** Non exiguum temporis habemns ; sed multa ^rdidimns." 

Seneca. De Brevitate VUae, L, 3. 
" It is not that we have bnt little time, but that we have lost so mnch." 

"Non facile dijudicatur amor vems et fictus, nisi aliquod incidat- 
ejusmodi tempufi, ut, quasi aurum igni, sic benevolentia fidelis 
periculo aliquo perspici possit." 

OiCEBO. Ad FamiUareSf IX, , 16, 2. 

*' It is not easy to distingnish between tme and &lse affection, nnless there 
occur one of those crises in which, as gold is tried by fire, so a faithftil 
friendship may be tested by danger." 

** Nod facile solus serves quod multis placet.*' 

Publujus Steus, 836. 
*' It is not easy to keep to yourself what many desire." 

'*Non facit nobilem atrium plenum fumosis imaginibus." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XLIV., 6. 

"It is not a gallery full of dusty family portraits that makes a man a. 

** Non faciunt meliorem equum aurei freni." 

Seneca. Epistolas, XLL^ 6. 
" A gilded bit does not make a bad horse a good one." 

"Non fit sine periclo facinus magnum et memorabile." 

Tebence. HeautontimorumenoSf Act 11. ^ Sc, III., 78. — {Syrus.} 

"No great and memorable deed is e'er 
Accomplished without danger." 

^ Non f umum ex fulgore, sed ex f umo dare lucem 
Cogitat." Horace. De Arte Poetical 143. 

" Not smoke from fire his object is to bring ; 
But fire from smoke, — a very different thing." — {Coni'ngton.) 

"Non idem semper dicere, sed idem semper spectare debemus." 

CiCEBO. Ad FamiUareSt I-j 9, 21. 

" We are not bound always to hold the same language, but we are bound 
to be constant in our aims." 

** Non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco.'* 

ViBGiL. JEneid, J., 630. 
" Myself not ignorant of woe, 
Compassion I have learnt to show." — (Conington.) 

"Non in Caesare tantum 
Nomen erat, nee fama ducis ; sed nescia virtus 
Stare loco, solusque pudor non vincere bello." 

Luc AN. Pharsalia, J., 143. 
" Not great in name alone, or warlike fame, 
Was Csesar ; but no rest his valour knew, 
And nothing, save defeat, he counted shame." 

" Non in mari tantum aut in proeliis vir fortis apparet ; exhibetur 
etiam in lectulo virtus." 

Seneca. De Remediis Fortuitorum, VI. j 1. 

"It is not only at sea or in battle that a man's bravery is displayed,, 
is she 

courage is shown even in the bed-chamber. 


** Non ingenerantur hominibus mores tarn a stirpe generis ac sezuini& 

rkm ex iis rebus quae ab ipsa natura loci et a vitae consuetu- 
e suppeditantur, quibus alimur et vivimus." 

CiCKBO. De Lege Agraria, IL, 36, 95. 

" Character is not so much bom with us, as a consequence of heredity and 
descent, but is rather the growth of circumstances dependent on 
locality and habit, the circumstances of our life and development." 

'*Non intelligunt homines, quam magnum vectigal sit parsimonia." 

CiCBBO. Paradoxay FJ., 3, 49. 
" Men do not understand how valuable a possession is frugality." 

'* Non is solum gratus debet esse qui accepit beneflcium, verum etiam 
is cui potestas accipiendi fuit." 

Cicero. De Provindis Consulcurilyus, XVII. ^ 41. 

" Gratitude should not be confined to him who has accepted a favour, but 
should be felt also by him who has had the opportunity of accepting."" 

•• Non laudandus est, quo! credit plus qui audit, quam qui videt ; 
Non placet, cum illi plus laudant, qui audiunt, quam qui vident ; , 
Pluris est oculatus testis unus, ^uam auriti decem. 
Qui audiunt, audita dicunt ; qui vident plane sciunt." 

Plautus. TruculentuSf Act II. y Sc. 7J., 6. — (Stratophanes.) 

** I don't commend the man, who rather trusts 
His ears than eyes. — It discomposes me 
When those are louder in their commendations, 
Who've only heard reports, than those who saw 
The deeds performed. — And one eye-witness weighs 
More than ten hearsays. Seeing is believing 
All the world o'er." — (BonneU Thornton.) 

'* Non maxumas quae maxumae sunt interdum irae injurias 
Faciunt ; nam saepe est, quibus in rebus alius ne iratus quidem est,. 
Quum de eadem causa est iracundus f actus inimicissimus." 

Tbrbncb. Hecyra, Act III., Sc. J., 27. — {Parmeno.) 

" The greatest quarrels do not always rise 
From deepest injuries. We often see 
That which would never move another's spleen 
Render the choleric your worst of foes."— (George Colman.) 

" Lis minimis verbis interdum maxima crescit." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribtts, 11.^ 11* 

"From lightest words sometimes the direst quarrel springs." 

"Non metuit mortem, qui scit contemnere vitam." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de MoribtcSf IV., 22. 

"He fears not death who has learnt to despise life.'* 

" Non, mihi si linguae centum sint oraque centum, 
Ferrea vox, omnis scelerum comprendere formas, 
Omnia poenarum percurrere nomina possim.'' 

Virgil. JEneid, VI., 625* 

"No, had I e'en a hundred tongues, 
A hundred mouths, and iron lungs, 
Those types of guilt I could not show, 
Nor tell the forms of penal woe." — {Conington,) 


*< Non minus prinoipi turpia sunt multa supplicia, quam medioo multa 
fiinera." Seneca. De dementia^ J., 24, 1. 

''Many punishments sure no less disgraceful to a prince, than many deaths 
to a doctor." 

" Non missura outem, nisi plena oruoris, hirudo.*' 

HoBACE. De Arte Poeiica, 476. 
''As leeches stick till they have sucked their fills." — (Conington.) 

"Non mode proditori, sed ne perfugae quidem locus in meis castris 
cuiquam fuit." Cicero. In Verrem, IL, 1, 38, 98. 

" Not only no traitor, but no deserter even, has ever found a place in my 

** Non nasci homini longe optimum esse (docuit) ; proximum autem, 
quam primum mori." 

Cicero. Ttisculanae DisputationeSf J., 48, 114. 

^* He taught that far the happiest fate for a man was not to be bom ; the 
next happiest to die very early." 

** Non nostrum inter vos tantas componere lites." 

Virgil. Eclogues, III., 108. 
" In quarrels such as these not ours to intervene." 

" Non omnia eadem aeque omnibus, here, suavia esse scito.*' 

PiiAUTUs. AsinaHaj Act 111., Sc. III., 61. — (Libawus,) 

" All things are not alike pleasant to all." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Non omnia possumus omnes." Virgil. Eclogues, VIII., 63. 

"Some limit must there be to all men's faculties." 

" Non omnibus aegris eadem auxilia conveniunt." 

Celsus. De Medidna, III., 1. 

" The same remedies do not suit every patient." 

" Non omnis aetas, Lyde, ludo convenit." 

Plautus. Bacchides, Act I., Sc. II., 21. — {Pistoclerus.) 
" Not every age is fit for childish sports," 

"Non omnis moriar, multaque pars mei 
Vitabit Libitinam." Horace. Odes, III., 80, 6. 

" I shall not wholly die ; large residue 

Shall 'scape the queen of fymer^Xs." --{Conington,) 

« Cum volet, ilia dies, quae nil nisi corporis hujus 
Jus habet, incerti spatium mihi finiat aevi : 
Parte tamen meliore mei super alta perennis 
Astra ferar, nomenque erit indelebile nostrum." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, XV,, 873. 

" When the last day takes wing, and bears with it 
The worthless clay o'er which alone it rules, 
Then ends the span of my uncertain life : 
But high above the stars my nobler self 
Shall rise eternal, nor shall time efiface 
My deathless name." 


••Non oportere quemquam a sennone principis tristem discedere 
(dicebat). Titus. (Suetomtis, VIIL, 8.) 

'• No one should ever go away sad firom an audience with his sovereign." 

"Non parcit populis regnum breve." Statius. Thebais, IL, 446. 
** A short reign brings no respite to the masses." 

** Non possidentem multa vocaveris 
Becte beatum : rectius occupat 
Nomen beati, qui deorum 
Miineribiis sapienter uti, 
Duramque callet pauperiem pati, 
Pejusque leto flagitium timet ; 
Non ille pro cans amicis 

Aut patria timidus perire." Horace. Odes, TV., 9, 46. 

** The lord of boundless revenues 

Salute him not as happy : no, 
Call him the happy, who can use 

The bounty that the gods bestow, 
Can bear the load of poverty, 

And tremble not at death, but sin : 
No recreant he when called to die 

In cause of country or of kin." — {Conington,) 

** Non rete aocipitri tenditur, neque miluo, 
Qui male faciunt nobis : illis qui nihil faciunt tenditur." 

Terence. PJumnio, Act 11. y Sc. II., 16. — (Ph(/rmU>.) 

" The net's not stretched to catch the hawk. 
Or kite, who do us wrong ; but laid for those, 
Who do us none at all." — [George Golman.) 

" Non satis est pulchra esse poemata ; dulcia sunto, 
Et quocumque volent animum auditoris agunto." 

Horace. De Arte Poeitca, 99. 

" Mere grace is not enough : a play should thrill 
The hearer's soul, and move it at its will." — (Conington.) 

"Non satis est puris versum perscribere verbis." 

Horace. Satires, J., 4, 54. 

" 'Tis not sufl&cient to combine 
Well-chosen words in a well-ordered line." — {Conington.) 

*< Non semper ea sunt quae videntur ; decipit 
Fions prima multos, rara mens intelligit 
Quod interiore condidit cura angulo." 

Phaedrus. Fables, IV., 2, 5. 

'^ Things are not always what they seem to us ; 
How many does the outward form deceive ! 
Rare is the mind that's skilled to understand 
What's carefully concealed behind the mask." 


**NoQ semper placidus perjuros ridet sunantes 
Jupiter, et surda negligit aure preces." 

Propertius. Elegies, 111., 7, 47 {IL, 16, 47). 

** Not always does Jove calmly smile 
At lovers' perjuries, and to their prayers 
Turn a deaf ear." 

** Non sen tire mala sua non est hominis et non ferre non est viri." 

Seneca. Ad Polybium, de Consolatione, XVII., 2. 

** Not to feel one's misfortunes is not human, not to bear them is not manly." 

** Non sentiunt viri fortes in acie vulnera." 

Cicero. Ttisculanae DisputaPUmes^ II., 24, 58. 

"In the stress of battle brave men do not feel their wounds." 

" Non, si male nunc, et dim 
Sic erit." Horace. Odes, IL, 10, 17. 

" Because to-day the Fates are stem, 
'Twill not be ever so." 

"Non sibi, sed domino gravis est, quae servit, egestas." 

Luc AN. Pharsalia, III., 162. 

** Dangerous is servile poverty. 
Not to itself but to the lord it serves." 

" Non sum occupatus unquam amico operam dare." 

Plautus. Mercator, Act II. , Sc. IL, 2, 17. — (Lysimachus,) 

"I've always leisure to assist my friend." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

•' Non sum qualis eram bonae 
Sub regno Cinarao." Horace. Odes, IV., 1, 3. 

*' Trust me, I am not the same 
As in the reign of Cinara, kind and fair." — {Conington.) 

<* Non sunt longa, quibus nihil est quod demere possis ; 
Sed tu, Cosconi, disticha longa facis." 

Martial. Epigrams, IL, 77, 7. 

*' No poem's too long from which you nought cau take ; 
With you, Cosconius, e'en a distich's long." 

•* Non tali auxilio nee defensoribus istis 
Tempus eget." Virgil, ^neid, IL, 621. 

" Not such defenders, not such aid as this, 
The times demand." 

"** Non tarn bene cum rebus humanis agitur, ut meliora pluribus placeant ; 
argumentum pessimi turba est." 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, IL, 1. 

" Human affairs are not so well arranged that the wisest counsels tind the 
most supporters ; the opinion of the mob is a worthless argument." 

" Non tam portas intrare patentes 
Quam fregisse juvat." Lucan. Pharsalia, IL, 443. 

" Less it delights through open gates to pass, 
Than first to break them down." 


"•* Non temerarium est, ubi dives blande appellat pauperem. 
Jam illlc homo aurum me scit habere, eo me salutat blandius/' 

PiiAUTUS. Aulularia, Act IL, Sc. IL, 7.—(Eticlio.) 

" 'Tis not for nothing 
When a rich man speaks kindly to a poor one. 
Now, to be sure, he knows I have got money ; 
And therefore he's so wondrous complaisant." 

— (Bonndl Thornton,) 

*^ Non tibi illud apparere, si sumas, potest ; 
Nisi tu immortale rere esse argentum tibi. 
Sero atque stulte, prius quod cautum oportuit, 
Postquam comedit rem post rationem putat." 

PiiAUTUS. TrinummiLSj Act II. , Sc, JF., 12,— {Stasimus.) 

" You cannot eat your cake and have it too, 
Unless you think your money is immortal. 
The fool too late, his substance eaten up. 
Reckons the cost." — (Bonnell Thomion.) 

■** Non tu corpus eras sine pectore." Hobacb. Epistolae, J., 4, 6. 

" No brainless trunk is yours." — (Conington,) 

*' Non tu nunc hominum mores vides ? 
Quojusmodi hie cum fama fa,cile nubitur. 
Dum dos est, nullum vitium vitio vortitur." 

PiiAUTUS. Persa, Act IIL, Sc. I., 61.—{Saturio.) 

" You don't observe the manners of the times — 
Girls, of whatever character, get husbands 
Easily here, — and so they have but money, 
All faults are overlooked." — {Bonnell Tfiornton.) 

** Non tu scis, cum ex alto puteo sursum ad summum escenderis, 
Maximum periculum inde esse, a summo ne rursum cadas ? " 

Plautus. Miles OloriosuSj Act IV.^ Sc. IV. ^ 14. — (Palaestrio.) 

"Do you not know 
When from the bottom of a well you've mounted 
CJp to the top, then there's the greatest danger, 
Leist from the brink you topple back again ? " 

— {Bonnell Thornton.) 

^* Non tutum est, quod ames, laudare sodali." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandin J., 741. 

" 'Tis dangerous to praise aught that you love 
Before your boon companion." 

** Non ut diu vivamus ourandum est, sed ut satis." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XCIII., 2. 

" It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one." 

'''Non, ut intelligere possit, sed, ne omnino possit non intelligere, 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria^ VIII. ^ 2, 24. 

" It must be our eflfort, not so much to make ourselves intelligible, as, above 
all things, to avoid being misunderstood." 


*' Non vacat exiguis rebus adesse Jovi/' Ovid. Tristiaf IL, 216. 

" Jove has no leisure to attend to little things." 

<* (Sed) non videmus, manticae quod in tergo est." 

Catullus. Carminay XX, {XXIL), 21, 

'• Nought see we of the wallet at our back." 

** Peras imposuit Jupiter nobis duas : 

Propriis repletsun vitiis post tergum dedit, 
Alienis ante pectus suspendit gravem. 

Hac re videre nostra mala non possumus ; 
Alii simul delinquunt, censores sumus.'' 

Phaedrus. Fables, IV,, 10, 1. 

** Two sacks has Jove upon our shoulders placed : 
One hanes behind with our own vices filled, 
One, with our neighbours' weighted, on our breast. 
Thus our own failings are concealed from view ; 
Let others stumble, swift we criticise." 

** Aliena vitia in oculis habemus, a tergo nostra sunt." 

Seneca. De Ira, 11. , 28, 8. 

** The vices of others we have before our eyes ; our own are behind 
our backs." 

** Ut nemo in sese tentat descendere ; nemo ; 
Sed praecedenti spectatur mantica tergo." 

Persius. Saiwres, IV,, 28. 

** How few, alas, their proper faults explore ! 
While on his loaded bacx, who walks before, 
Each eye is &zed,"—{Oifford,) 

"Non vitae, sed scholae discimus." Seneca. Epistolae, CVI,, 12. 
" We learn, unfortunately, the lessons not of life, but of the schools." 

** Nondum Justitiam facinus mortale f ugarat ; 

Ultima de Superis ilia reliquit humum." Ovid. Fasti, J., 249. 

" Nor yet was Justice banished by men's crimes ; 
She, last of all the immortals, left the earth." 

"Nondum omnium dierum solem occidisse." 

LiVY. Histories, XXXIX,, 26. 
"The sun has not yet set for all time." 

" Nos autem, ut ceteri alia certa, alia incerta esse dicunt, sic ab his 
dissidentes alia probabilia, contra alia dicimus." 

Cicero. De Officiis, II,, 2, 7. 

"Where others say that some things ar« certain, others uncertain, we, 
differing from them, say that some things are probable, others 

"Nos duo turba sumus." Ovid. MetamorphoseSf I,, Sb5. 

" We two are to ourselves a crowd." 


*( Nudo detrahere vestimenta me jubes/' 

Plautus. Asifianat Act J., Sc, J., 79. — (Liba/nus,) 
^* You order me to strip the clothes from a naked man." 

** Nudum hominem primum mater Natura profudit ; 
Insuper excruciat, niveis quum dentibus armat." 

Sebbnus Samonicus. De Medeoma, 1038. 

" Naked is man of Mother Nature bom ; 
But soon she tortures him, when with white teeth 
She arms him." 

<* Nudum latro transmittit. Etiam in obsessa via pauperi pax est.'* 

Seneca. Epistokte, XIV., 9. 

**The footpad lets the beggar pass by. Even when the highway is in the 
hands of brigands, there is no danger to the poor man." 

" Gantabit vacuus coram latrone viator." 

Juvenal. Satires, X, 22. 
• ' * Void of care the beggar trips along, 
And, in the spoiler's presence, trolls his song." — (Oifford.) 

** Nudus amor formae non amat artificem." 

Pbopebtius. Elegies, I. , 2, 8. 

''Naked love 
Loves not the beauty that is due to art." 

** Num quis, quod bonus vir esset, gratias diis egit unquam ? At quod 
dives, quod honoratus, quod incolumis." 

CiCEBO. De Natura Deorum, IIL, 36, 87. 

*• Who was ever known to thank the gods for virtue ? But for wealth, for 
honour, for safety, many." 

** Num tibi cum fauces urit satis, aurea quaeris 
Pocula ? " HoBACB. Satires, L, 2, 114. 

'' Surely you do not ask to drink from golden cups. 
When you're half dead with thirst ? " 

•' Nulla aconita bibimtur 
Fictilibus." Juvenal. Satires, X., 25. 

"None from earthen bowls destruction sip." — (Gifford,) 

** Nulla dies adeo est australibus humida nimbis, 
Non intermissis ut fluat imber aquis. 
Non sterilis locus ullus ita est, ut non sit in illo 

Mixta fere duris utilis herba rubis. 
Nil adeo fortuna gravis miserabile fecit, 
Ut minuant ni^a gaudia parte malum." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, IV,, 4, 1, 
*'The south wind ne'er so fast the rain clouds brings. 
That there's no glimpse of sunshine 'twizt the showers. 
No land's so barren that we may not find 
Some useful herb amidst the brambles hidden. 
No lot has fortune so unhappy made. 
But some joy's left to ease the sting of pain." 

''Nulla est igitur excusatio peccati, si amici causa peccaveris." 

CiCEBO. De Amicitia, XL, 37. 
" It is no excuse for sin that we sinned for a friend's sake." 


** Nostra sine auxilio fugiunt bona. Garpite florem, 
Qui nisi carptus erit, turpiter ipse cadet." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, IIL, 179. 

'* Our blessings flee unaided. Pluck the flower. 
For if you pluck it not, 'twill fade and fall." 

*' Nostrapte culpa facimus, ut malos expediat esse, 
Dum nimium dici nos bonos studemus et benignos. 
Ita fugias ne praeter casam, quod aiunt." 

Terence. Phormio, Act F., Sc II,, 1. — {Demi^ho,) 

** *TiB our o¥na fault that we encoui'age rogues, 
By overstraining the due charactei* 
Of honesty and generosity. 
' Shoot not beyond the mark,' the proverb goes." 

— [Oeorge CoLnuin.) 

" Nota mala res optuma 'st." 

Plautus. TrinummuSj Act J., Sc, II. , 25. — (Megcuronides.) 
*' The evil that we know is best."— (J5<m?ie^^ Thornton.) 

** Notissimum quodque malum, maxime tolerabile." 

LivY. Histories^ XXIII,, 3. 
" Those ills are easiest to bear with which we are most familiar." 

'* Notatio naturae, et animadversio peperit artem." 

OiCKRO. Orator, LV,, 183. 
" Art is bom of the observation and investigation of nature." 

*' Novi ego amantium animum ; advertunt graviter quae non censeas." 
Terence. Heautontimorumenos, Act III., Sc. III., 9. — {Chremes.) 

"I know the ways 
Of lovers ; they oft take offence at things 
You dream not of." — (George Caiman.) 

" Novi ego ingenium viri 
Indooile : Hecti non potest, frangi potest." 

Seneca. Thyestes, 199. — (Atretis.) 

"I know the stubborn temper of the man ; 
He may be broken but can ne'er be bent." 

" Novi ingenium mulierum : 
Nolunt ubi velis ; ubi nolis oupiunt ultro." 

Terence. EuniLchus, Act IV., Sc. VII., 42. — (Gnatho.) 

"I know 
The ways of women. When you will, they won't, 
And when you won't, they're dying for you." — (George Golman.) 

« Novo modo tu, homo, amas ; si quidem te quidquam, quod faxis, pudet, 
Nihil amas ; umbra es amantum magis, quam amator, Pleusides." 
Plautus. Miles Gloriosus, Act III, Sc. L, 80. — (Pervplectomenes.) 

" You are a lover, man, of a new mode. 
That you can blush at anything you do. 
Go, go, you nothing love. — A lover? no. 
The semblance you, and shadow of a lover." 

— (Bonnell Thornton.) 


« Nudo detrahere veBtimenta me jubes." 

PiiAUTus. Asifianat Act L, Sc. J., 79. — (lAbaivus,) 

" You order me to strip the clothes from a naked man." 

** Nudum hominem primum mater Natura profudit ; 
Insuper excruciat, niveis quum dentibus armat." 

Sbbenus Samonicus. De Mededna, 1038. 

" Naked is man of Mother Nature bom ; 
But soon she tortures him, when with white toeth 
She arms him." 

** Nudum latro transmittit. Etiam in obsessa via pauperi pax est.'* 

Seneca. Epistolae^ XIV. , 9. 

'' The footpad lets the beggar pass by. Even when the highway is in the 
hands of brigands, there is no danger to the poor man." 

" Gantabit vacuus coram latrone viator." 

Juvenal. Sati/res, X,y 22. 
• " Void of care the beggar trips along, 
And, in the spoiler's presence, trolls his song." — (Oifford.) 

''Nudus amor formae non amat artificem." 

Pbopebtius. Elegies, Z, 2, 8. 

"Naked love 
Loves not the beauty that is due to art." 

** Num quis, quod bonus vir esset, gratias diis egit unquam ? At quod 
dives, quod honoratus, quod incolumis." 

GiCEBO. De Natura Deorum, IIL, 36, 87. 

" Who was ever known to thank the gods for virtue ? But for wealth, for 
honour, for safety, many." 

« Num tibi cum fauces urit satis, aurea quaeris 
Pocula ? " Horace. Satires^ I., 2, 114. 

" Surely you do not ask to drink from golden cups. 
When you're half dead with thirst ? " 

"Nulla aconita bibuntur 
Fictilibus." Juvenal. Satires, X, 26. 

"None from earthen bowls destruction sip." — (G/iford,) 

** Nulla dies adeo est australibus humida nimbis, 
Non intermissis ut fluat imber aquis. 
Non sterilis locus ullus ita est, ut non sit in illo 

Mixta fere duris utilis herba rubis. 
Nil adeo fortima gravis miserabile fecit, 
Ut minuant nulla gaudia parte malum." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, IV,, 4, 1. 
*'The south wind ne'er so fast the rain clouds brings, 
That there's no glimpse of sunshine 'twizt the showers. 
No land's so barren that we may not find 
Some useful herb amidst the brambles hidden. 
No lot has fortune so unhappy made. 
But some joy's left to ease the sting of pain." 

'* Nulla est igitur excusatio peccati, si amici causa peccaveris." 

Cicero. De Amicitia, XL, 37. 
" It is no excuse for sin that we sinned for a friend's sake." 


" Nulla est tarn faoilis res, quin difficilis siet, 
Quum invitus facias.'* 

Tbbence. Heautontimorumenos, Act IV,, Sc, VI.^ 1. — {CUtipho.) 

" Nothing so easy in itself, but when 
Performed against one's will grows diflScult." — {George C(dman,) 

*' Nulla est tarn stulta civitas, quae non injuste imperare malit, quam 
servire juste." Cicero. De Repuhlica, III.^ 18, 28. 

"There is no community so foolish as not to prefer unlawful dominion 
to lawful servitude." 

*' Nulla est voluptas navitis, Messenio, 
Major, meo animo, quam quom ex alto procul 
Terrain oonspiciunt." 

Pladtus. Menaechmit Act 11.^ Sc. J., 1. — (Menaechmus Sosicles.) 

" No greater joy have voyagers, Messenio, 
Than from the deep far on to spy out land." 

—{Bonnell Thornton,) 

*' Nulla fere causa est in qua non femina litem 
Moverit.'* Juvenal. Satires, VL, 242. 

"There's scarce a case comes on but you shall find 
A woman's at the bottom." 

" Nulla fides regni sociis, omnisque potestas 
Impatiens consortis erit." Lucan. Pharsalia, J., 92. 

" 'Mongst those who share a throne no loyalty can be. 
Dominion's aye impatient of a consort." 

** Nulla injuria est quae in volentem fiat." 

Ulpianus. {Corptis Juris CiviUs Romania Digesta^ Lib. XLVIL, 

Tit. X, 1., § 6.) 

" That is no injury which is done to a willing person." 

{Generally quoted, " Volenti non fit injuria".) 

** Nulla juventutis est spes ; sese omnes amant." 

Plautus. Captivi, Act J., Sc. IL, 19. — (Ergasilus.) 

" Young fellows of this age are all self-lovers ; 
I have no hopes of 'em." — {Bonnell ThorrUon.) 

" Nulla lex satis commoda omnibus est : id modo quaeritur, si majori 
parti et in summam prodest." Livy. Histcnies, XXXIV., 3. 

"No law can possibly meet the convenience of every one: we must be 
satisfied if it be beneficial on the whole and to the majority." 

" Nulla reparabilis arte 
Laesa pudicitia est. Deperit ilia semel." Ovid. Heroides, V., 101. 

" A stain on chastity no art can wash away ; 
It dies to live no more." 

** Nulla res efficacius multitudinem regit, quam superstitio: alioquin 
impotens, saeva, mutabilis, ubi vana religione capta est, melius 
vatibus quam ducibus suis paret." 
QuiNTUs CuRTius. Dc Rehiis Gestis Alexandri Magni, IV., 10, 7. 

" Nothing has more effect upon the mob than superstition : at other times 
feeble, cruel, inconstant, once it falls under the spell of some ground- 
less belief, it obeys its priests more willingly than its leaders." 


'* Nulla sancta societas 
Nee fides regni est." 

Ennius. (Quoted by Cicero^ de Offidis, J., 8, 26.) 

"There is no holy bond, and no fidelity 
'Twixt those who share a throne." 

** Nulla sors longa est ; dolor ac voluptas 
Invicem cedunt ; brevier voluptas." 

Seneca. Thyestes^ 696. — (Chorus.) 
" Nought is allotted us for long ; pleasure and pain 
In turn succeed each other, but tis pleasure 
That swiftest flees." 

'* Nulla tabema meos habeat, nee pila, libelles 
Quels manus insudet vulgi, Hermogenisque TigeUi ; 
Nee reeitem quiequam, nisi amieis, idque coaotus, 
Non ubivis, eoramve quibuslibet." Hobace. Satires, J., 4, 71. 

" No books of mine on stall or counter stand, 
To tempt Tigellus or some clammier hand, 
Nor read I save to friends, and that when pressed, 
Not to chance auditor, or casual guest." — (Conington,) 

** Nulla unquam de morte hominis eunetatio longa est. 
demons, ita servus homo est ? Nil feeerit, esto : 
Hoe volo, flic jubeo, sit pro ratione voluntas.*' 

Juvenal. Satires, 71., 221. 
" When the life of man is in debate. 
No time can be too long, no care too great ; 
Hear all, weigh all with caution, I advise. 

* Thou sniveller ! is a slave a man ? ' she cries. 

* He's innocent, be't so : — 'tis my command. 

My will ; let that, sir, for a reason stand/ " — (Gifford.) 

** Nullae sunt oeeultiores insidiae, quam eae quae latent in simulatione 
offieii aut in aliquo necessitudinis nomine." 

Cicero. In Verrem, IL, 1, 16, 39. 

"A conspiracy is never more difSicult of detection than when it is concealed 
under a pretence of duty, or some alleged necessity." 

"NuUam ego rem eitiorem apud homines esse quam famam reor." 

Plautus. Fragment. 
" There's nothing among men more swift, methinks, than rumour." 

** Nullam invenies quae pareat amanti." 

Juvenal. Satvres, VL, 208. 

" To a fond spouse a wife no mercy shows." — (Gifford.) 

** Nullam rem e nihilo gigni divinitus unquam." 

LucBETius. De Berum Natura, J., 161. 
"Nothing the gods have e*er produced from nothingness." 

" Nulli ad aliena respioienti sua plaeent." 

Seneca. De Ira, III., 31, 1. 
"No one is pleased with what he has, when he looks round at the posses- 
sions of others." 

" Nulli est homini perpetuum bonum." 

Plautus. Cv/rcuUo, Act L, Sc. III., 33. — (Planesium.) 
"No blessing lasts for ever." — (Bonndl Thornton.) 



" Nulli fortuna tarn dedita est, ut multa temptanti ubique respondeat. 

Sbneca. De Iraj IIL, 6, 5. 

" To no one is fortune so enslaved that she will always answer to his prayers 
if he attempts too much." 

** Nulli secundus." Apulbius. Florida, L , 9, 32, 

^* Second to none." 

*' Nullius addiotus jurare in verba magistri, 
Quo me cunque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes.*' 

HoBACB. Epistolae, J., 1, 14. 

" I've taken no man's shilling ; none 
Of all your fathers owns me for his son ; 
Just where the weather drives me, I invite 
Myself to t&ke up quarters for the night." — (Oonvngton.) 

" Nullius boni sine socio jucunda possessio est/' 

Sbnbca. Epistolae^ 77., 4. 

"There is no pleasure in the possession of any blessing unless we share it 
with another." 

** Nullius exitium patitur Natura videri." 

Lucbbtius. De Rerwm Natura^ J., 218. 

** There is no place in nature for extinction." 

'' Nullo fata loco possis excludere : quum Mors 
Venerit in medio, Tibure Sardinia est." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, IV., 60, 6. 

"Go where you will, you cannot shut 
The door on Fate ; when Death draws nigh, 
Then far Sardinia is as near 
As Tibur." 

** Nullum ad nocendum tempus angustum est malls." 

Senbca. Medea, 292. — (Creon,) 

" No time is too short for the evil-disposed to work their wicked will." 

"Nullum bellum suscipi a civitate optima, nisi aut pro fide aut pro 
salute." CiCEBO. De Bepublica, IIL, 28, 34. 

"War should only be undertaken by a highly civilised state to preserve 
either its religion, or its existence." 

" Nullum beneficium esse duco id, quod cui faoias non placet." 

Plautus. Trinumrmis, Act IIL, Sc, IIL, 12. — {Lesbonictcs,) 

" Nought can I deem 
A benefit, if it displeases him 
On whom it is bestowed." — (Bonnell Thornton,) 

Nullum enim officium referenda gratia magis necessarium est." 
' CiCBBO. De Officiis, L, 15, 47. 

' • There is no duty more obligatory than the repajrment of a kindness." 

(Dicere enim solebat) nullum esse librum tarn malum, ut non aliqua 
parte prodesset. " 

Pliny thb Younqeb. EpistoUie, IIL, 6. — {A saying of Pliny 

the Elder.) 

" No book is so bad but benefit may be derived from some part of it." 




" (Ex quo intelUgi potest) Nullum esse imperium tutum, nisi bene- 
Yolentia munitum.** Cobnelius Nbpos. Diofij 5. . 

** No sovereignty is secure unless safeguarded by affection." 

*' Nullum est jam dictum quod non dictum sit prius.** 

Tebence. EuntcchtiSt Prologue, 41. 

"Nothing's said now but has been said hefoTe.'*~{George Colman,) 

** Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit." 

Seneca. De Tranqmllitate Aimni, XVIL, 10. 

"No great genius was ever without some admixture of madness." 

" Nullum majus boni imperii instrumentum quam bonos amicos esse." 

Tacitus. History, 17., 7. 

" There can be no more effectual instrument of good government than good 
friends." — (Church and Brod/ribb.) 

" Nullum numen babes, si sit prudentia ; nos te 
Nos facimus, Fortuna, deam, coeloque locamus." 

Juvenal. Satires, X, 366.— (0/. XIV., 315.) 

"We should see, 
If wise, Fortune, nought divine in thee : 
But we have deified a name alone, 
And fixed in heaven thy visionary throne." — (Qifford.) 

" Nullum quod tetigit non omavit.'* 

Db. Johnson. Epitaph on Ooldsmith. — {BoswelVs Life of Johnson^ 

Fitzgerald's ed., 1888, Vol IL,p, 153.) 

" He touched nothing which he did not adorn." 

"Nullum scelus rationem habet." Livy. Histories, XXVIIL, 28. 
"No crime can ever be defended on rational grounds." 

** Nullus argento color est avaris 
Abdito terris." Hobace. Odes, IL, 2, 1. 

"The silver, Sallust, shows not fair 
While buried in the greedy mine." — Conington,) 

" Nullus cunctationis locus est in eo consilio quod non potest laudari 
nisi peractum." Tacitus. History, L, 38. 

"There is no room for delay in a business which can only be approved 
when it is done." — (Church and Brodribb.) 

" Nullus dolor est quem non longinquitas temporis minuat et molliat. 
Hoc te ezspectare tempus tibi turpe est ac non ei rei sapientia 
tua te occurrere." 

S. SuLPicius. (Cicero, ad Familiares, IV., 5, 6.) 

"There is no grief so bitter as not to be diminished and assuaged by lapse 
of time. But it would be unworthy of you to wait thus for time, 
instead of calling upon philosophy to aid you." 

" NumerantuT enim sententiae, non ponderantur ; nee aliud in publico 
consilio potest fieri ; in quo nibil est tam inaequale, quam 
aequalitasipsa." Pliny the Youngeb. Epistolae, IL, 1% 

"Votes are coimted, not weighed; the only possible course in a public 
assembly, where nothing is so unequal as equality itself." 


** Numero deus impare gaudet." 

ViBGiL. Eclogues, VIIL, 76 (also *• CiHs," 373). 

'* Fortune loves the odd numbers." 

" Nunc adhibe puro 
Pectore verba, puer ; nunc te melioribus offer ; 
Quo semel est imbuta recens, servabit odorem 
Testa diu." Hobace. Epistolae, /., 2, 67. 

** Now, while your system's plastic, ope each pore ; 
Now seek wise friends, and drink in all their lore ; 
The smell that's first imparted will adhere 
To seasoned jars througn many an after year." — {Conington,) 

*' Nunc ego verum illud verbum esse experior vetus : 
Aliquid mali esse propter vicinum malum." 

Plautus. Mercator, Act IV, , 8c. IV,, 31. — (Lysinuichus,) 

" 'Tis an old saying, and, I find, a true one. 
That a bad neighbour brings bad fortune with him." 

— (Bonndl Thornton,) 

** Nunc est bibendum, nunc pede libero 
Pulsanda tellus." Horace. Odes, J., 37, 1. 

"Now drink we deep, now featly tread 
A me&suie."—(G(mington.) 

** Nunc est mens adducta tua, mea Lesbia, culpa, 
Atque ita se officio perdidit ipsa pio, 
Ut jam nee bene yelle queam tibi, si optima fias, 
Nee desistere amare, omnia si facias." 

Catullus. Carmina, LXXIII. (LXXV,), 1. 

*'Thy faults, my Lesbia, have such charm for me. 
So far in love of thee I've lost myself, 
Wert thou a saint, I could not wish thee well, 
Nor cease to worship tiiee whate'er thy sins." 

*• Nunc est profecto, interfici, cum perpeti me possum, 
Ne hoc gaudium contaminet vita aegritudine aliqua.'* 

Tebbncb. Eunuchus, Act III., Sc. F., 3. — [Chaerea.) 

" 'Tis now the very time 
When I could suffer to be put to death, 
Lest not another transport like to this 
Remain in life to come." — (George Colman.) 

** (Et) Nunc omnis ager, nunc omnis parturit arbos ; 
Nunc frondent silvae ,* nunc formosissimus annus." 

Virgil. Eclogues, III, 56- 

" Now every field, now every tree brings forth, 
And now the woods put on their leafy garb ; 
Now is the year most fair." 

** Nunc patimur longae pacis mala, saevior armis 
Lux uria incubuit, victumque ulciscitur orbem." 

Juvenal. Satires, VL, 292* 

" Now all the evils of long peace are ours ; 
Luxury, more terrible than hostile powers. 
Her baleful influence wide around has hurled. 
And well avenged the subjugated world." — (Gifford.) 


"Nunc vero nee locus tibi ullus dulcior esse debet patria; nee ean^ 
diligere minus debes, quod deformior est, sed miserari potius." 

Cicero. Ad FamiUa/res, IV. , 9, 3. 

" No place should now be sweeter to you than your fatherland, nor should 
you love it less, but rather pity it more, because of its deformities." 

**Nunquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit." 

Juvenal. Satires^ XIV., 321. 
" Nature and Wisdom never are at strife." — (Oiffard.) 

"Nunquam desunt consulta duobus." 

SiLius Itaucus. Pumca, XV., 35L 

** Where two take counsel there'll be no lack of plans." 

**Nunquam erit alienis gravis, qui suis se concinnat levem.'* 

Plautus. Trinummusy Act IIL, Sc. 11, 68. — [Lesbonicus.) 

" Who bears him gently to his own relations 
Will ne'er show hard to others." — (Bonnell ITiomton.) 

"Nunquani est Melis cum potente societas.^' 

Phabdrus. Fables, I., 1. 
** Trust not too far the alliance of the strong." 

•* Nunquam est ille miser, cui facile est mori." 

Seneca. Hercules Oetaeics, III. — [Chcynis.) 
** He's ne'er unhappy to whom death is easy." 

'* Nunquam imperator ita paci credit, ut non se praeparet belle." 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, XXVI, 2. 
" No ruler can be so confident of peace as to neglect to prepare for war." 

" Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum." 

Vegbtius. Be Re Militari, III., Prologtie. 
** Let him who desires peace prepare for war." 

"Nunquam, inquit, sapiens irascitur." 

Cicero. Pro Murena, XXX., 62. 

" The wise man never loses his temper." 

'^Nunquam irasci desinet sapiens, si semel coeperit; omnia sceleribus 
ac vitiis plena sunt." Seneca. Be Ira, II., 9. 

"The sage will never cease from anger, if once he gives way to it; for 
ever^hing roimd him is overflowing with vice and crime." 

Nimquam ita quisquam bene subducta ratione ad vitam fuit, 
Quin res, aetas, usus, semper aliquid adportet novi, 
Aliquid moneat, ut ilia, quae tu scire credas, nescias, 
Et quae tibi putaris prima, in experiundo repudies." 

Terence. Adelphi, Act V., Sc. IV., 1. — (Beinea.) 

" Never did man lay down so fair a plan, 
So wise a rule of Ufe, but fortime, age, 
Or long experience made some change in it ; 
And taught him, that those things he thought he knew 
He did not know, and what he held as best. 
In practice he threw by." — {George Golman.) 



** (Dicebat) Nunquam se mmos otiosmn esse, quam quum otiosos, nec- 
rninus solus quam quum solus esset." 

GiCEBO. De OfficUSt IIL, 1, 1. — (A saying vf Scipio Africanus 


" He used to say that he was never less idle than in idleness, or less alone- 
than in solitude." 


Nunquam scelus scelere vincendTmi est.*' 

Sbneca. De MoribuSf 139. 

*' It is unlawful to overcome crime by crime." 

" Nunquam sero te yenisse putabo, si salvus veneris.*' 

CiCBBO. Ad FamiUa/res, XVL, 12, 6. 

*' I shall never think that you are late in arriving, provided you arrive 

** (Apelli fuit alioqui perpetua consuetudo) Nunquam tam occupatam 
diem agendi, ut non lineam ducendo exerceret artem." 

Pliny the Eldeb. Natural History, XXXV,, 86 (10). 

''It was Apelles' constant habit never to allow a day to be so fully 
occupied that he had not time for the exercise of his art, if only to the- 
extcnt of one stroke of the brush." 

(Hence the phrase, * * NuUa dies sine linea ". ) 


Nunquam vacat lasciviri districtis, nihilque tam certum est quam. 
otii vitia negotio discuti." Seneca. Epistolae, LVL, 9. 

** Busy men have no time for aimless frivolity, and nothing is more certain 
than that the vices engendered by leisure are dissipated by occupation."' 

"Nunquam vera species ab utilitate dividitur." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, VIIL, 3, 11. 

"The truly beautiful is never separated from the useful." 

** Nusquam est qui ubique est." Seneca. Epistokte, IL, 2, 

"The man who is everywhere is never anywhere." 

" Nusquam minus quam in bello eventus respondent." 

LivY. Histories, XXX., 30- 

" Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war." 

" Nutritur vento, vento restinguitur ignis : 
Lenis alit flammas, grandior aura necat." 

Ovid. Bemedia Amoris, 807.. 

"Wind feeds the fire, and wind extinguishes : 
The flames are nourished by a gentle breeze, 
Yet, if it stronger grows, they sink and die." 

" (Numen, convivae, praesens agnoscite Numen :) 
Nympha pudica deum vidit et erubuit." 

Bichabd Cbashaw. Epigrammata Sacra {Cambridge, 1670), 2?. 30.. 

" Agvue in vinum versaeJ'^ 

" Fail not, ye guests, to recognise your lord ; 
The conscious water saw her god, and blushed." 



" O caeca nocentum 
GoDsilia t o semper timidum scelus ! " Statius. ThehaiSt IL^ 489. 

" How blind the counsels of wrong-doers ! 
How timorous aye is crime ! " 

O consuetude peccandi! quantam habes jucunditatem improbis et 
audacibus, quum poena abfuit et licentia consecuta est ! " 

CiCEEO. In Verrem^ 11. ^ 3, 76/ 176. 

''Alas, the habit of evil-doing! what pleasure it affords to the depraved 
and the shameless, when punishment is in abeyance, and has been 
replaced by licence." 

'* O Cupido, quantus es ! 
Nam tu qnemvis confidentem facile tuis factis facis, 
Eundem ex confidente actutum diffidentem denuo.*' 

Plautus. Mercator, Act F., 8c. 11. ^ 18. — {ChaHnus.) 

"God of love, 
How absolute thy sway ! for thou canst make 
The coward confident, and fright the brave." 

— (Bonnell Thornton.} 

'* ouras hominum ! o quantum est in rebus inane*! '* 

Pbbsius. SatireSt J., 1, 

" Alas, for man ! How vain are all his cares ! 
And oh ! what bubbles his most grave affairs ! " — {Oiford.) 

** curvae in terras animae, et coelestium inanes 1 " 

Pbbsius. Satires, 11. , 61» 

" grovelling souls ! and void of things Divine I " — {Oxford.) 

" O Diva, gratum quae regis Antium, 

Praesens vel imo toUere de gradu 

Mortale corpus, vel superbos 

Vertere funeribus nonores." Horace. Odes, J., 86, 1. 

" Lady of Antium, grave and stem 1 
goddess, who can lift the low 
To high estate, and sudden turn 

A triumph to a funeral show ! "—(Conington.) 

•• dura messorum ilia! " Hobace. Epodes, 3, 4» 

" for the digestion of a hind I " 

** O faciles dare summa deos, eademque tueri 
Difficiles I " Lucan. Pharsalia, J., 605. 

" Ye gods, how readily you grant to men 
The height of their desire, yet how reluctantly 
Do ye preserve it to them ! 

•• O Portuna, viris invida fortibus, 
Qnam non aequa bonis praemia dividis ! " 

Seneca. Hercules Furens, 528. — {Chorus. > 

**0 Fortune, ever envious of the brave, who ne'er 
Bestowest on the good fair meed of favour." 


**0 fortunata mors, quae naturae debita pro patria est potissimum 
reddita ! " Cicbbo. Phi^ppica, XIV., 12, 31. 

the death of him who pays the debt of nature for his countrjr's 

Happy t 

** Naturae debitum reddiderunt." 

GoBNELius Nepos. De RegibuSy I. 

"They paid the debt of nature." 

**Iinmo oamis tributum naturae debitum persolyes, mox 
futurus liber." 

Senbca. De BemedUs Fortuitorum, II.., 8. 

"Soon you will be free, by paying the debt of the flesh to nature." 

** O fortunatam natam me consule Bomam! " 

GiOEBO. De Svia Tenvgoribus, Fragment. — (Quoted by Juvenal^ 

X, 122.) 

"How fortunate a natal day was thine, 
In that late consulate, Rome, of mine ! " — (Oifford.) 

*'0 fortunate adolescens, qui tuae virtutis Homerum praeconem 
inveneris ! " 
Cicbbo. Fro Archiaj X, 24. — {Alexander at the tonib of Achilles.) 

"0 happy youth, who found a Homer to herald your virtues ! " 


" O fortunate ! nescis quid mali 
Praeterieris, qui nunquam es ingressus mare.'* 

Tebencb. Heoyra, Act TIL, Sc. IV., 4. — {Sosia.) 

" happy Parmeno 1 
You little know the dangers you've escaped, 
Who've never been to sesL." —{George Caiman.) 

** O fortunatos nimium, sua si bona norint 
Agricolas, quibus ipsa, procul discordibus armis, 
Fundit humo facilem victum justissima tellus t " 

ViBGiL. GeorgicSf 11. ^ 458. 

" happy, far too happy, did ye wot, 
Ye rustic swains, the blessings of your lot ; 
Bemote from war, by labour ye are fed, 
And the impartial Earth, with daily bread." — {J. B. Rose.) 

** O imitatores, servum pecus, ut mihi saepe 
Bilem, saepe jocum vestri movere tumultus ! " 

HoBACE. Epistolary I., 19, 19. 

" Mean, miserable apes ! the wit you make 
Oft gives my heart, and oft my sides, an ache." — {Conington.) 

" magna vis veritatis, quae, contra homimma ingenia, calliditatem, 
sollertiam, contraque fictas omnium insidias, facile se per se 
ipsa defendat ! " Cicebo. Fro CaeUo, XXVI., 63. 

" Great is the might of Truth, against whom shall be arrayed the intelli- 
gence, the cunning, the ingenuity of man, the well-laid plots of the 
whole world, yet she will with ease defend herself." 


** O major tanderi parcas, insane, minori ! '* 

HoBACB. Satires f II., 3, 326. 

" mighty senior, spare a junior fool ! " — (Conington.) 

" O mihi praeteritos referat si Jupiter annos ! *' 

ViBQiL. ^neid, VIIL, 660. 

* Ah, would but Jupiter restore 
The strength I had in days of yore ! " — {Qonington.) 

** O miser, quxmi re, tum hoc ipso, quod non sentis quam miser sis." 

CiCBBO. Philvppicay XIIL, 17, 34. 

" miserable man, both in fact, and in this also, that you know not how- 
miserable you are ! " 

** O miseras hominum mentes ! o pectora caeca 1 
Qualibus in tenebris vitae, quantisque periclis 
Degitur hoc aevi quodcumque 'st ! nonne videre 
Nil aliud sibi Naturam latrare, nisi ut, cum 
Oorpore sejunctus dolor absit, mente fruatur 
Jucundo sensu, cura semota, metuque ? '* 

LucBETius. De Berwm Natura, 11.^ 14* 

*' Oh, how unhappy are the minds of men, 
How blind their hearts ; how dark the path of life, 
How full of perils is our earthly span ! 
Why is't ye do not see that this alone 
Nature demands, that when the body's free 
From pain, the mind relieved from care and fear 
May to the full enjoy emotions sweet ? " 

** O mors, amoris una sedamen mali, 
O mors, pudoris maximum laesi decus, 
Confugimus ad te." Sbnbca. Phaedra, 1196. — {Phaedra.} 

" Death, who alone can'st still unholy love. 
And tlirow a veil o'er modesty dethroned, 
To thee we fly for refuge." 

'* O morte ipsa mortis tempus indignius ! " 

Pliny the Youngbb. Epistolae, 7., 16. 

'* More cruel than death itself was the moment of death." 

" O nimium coelo et pelago confise sereno, 
Nudus in ignota, Palinure, jacebis arena ! " 

ViBGUC. JSmidy v., 870. 

"Ah, fatal confidence, too prone 
To trust in sea and sky ! 
A naked corpse on shores unknown 
ShaU Palinurus lie ! " — {Conington.) 

** O quam cifco transit gloria mundi ! " 

Thomas k Kempis. De Imitatione Christi, Z, 3, 6» 

" How swiftly passes the glory of the world ! " 

** quantum caliginis mentibus nostris objicit magna felicitas ! '* 

Sbnbca. De Breoitate Vita^e, XIIL, 7» 

" How our minds are darkened by excess of happiness ! " 


«* O rus ! quando ego te aspioiam ? ** Hor^ob. Satires^ 11., 6, 60. 

" mv dear homestead in the country ! when 
Shall I behold your pleasant face again!'' — (ConingUm.) 

*' Oh, si angulus ille 
Proximos accedat qui nunc denormat agellum ! " 

HoBACB. ScUireSt IL, 6, 8. 

" Oh, might that nook 
Which spoils my field be mine by hook or crook 1 " — {Oonington.) 


socii, — ^neque enim ignari somus ante malomm — 
O passi graviora, dabit deus his quoque finem." 

Virgil. Mneid, L, 198. 

** Comrades and friends ! for ours is strength 
Has brooked the test of woes ; 
worse-scarred hearts ! these wounds at length 
The gods will heal, like those."— (Oonington.) 

** O stulte, stulte ; nescis nunc venire te ; 
Atque in eo ipso adstas lapide, ubi praeco praedicat." 

Plautus. Bacchides, Act IF., Sc. VIL, 16. — (Chrysahis.) 

"Fool, OsUly fool! 
You know not now you are on sale, and stand 
Upon the stone where stands the auctioneer." 

— [Bonnell Thornton.) 

** O tempera, o mores ! " 

Cicero. In CaHlmam, L, 1, 2. — In Verrem^ IL, 4, 25, 56. — Pro 
Bege Deiota/ro, XL, 31. — Ad Pontifices, LIIL, 137. 

** What times ! what morals ! " 

** O yitae Philosophia dux ! o virtutis indagatrix expultrixque vitiorum t 
quid non modo nos, sed omnino vita hominum sine te esse 
potuisset ? " Cicero. Ttisculanae DisputationeSf F., 2, 6. 

•*0 Philosophy, the ruler of life! thou that seekest out virtue, and ex- 
pellest vice 1 what should we be, what would human life be, without 

*^ O vitae tuta facultas 
Pauperis, angustique Lares ! o munera nondum 
Intellecta deum 1 " Lucan. PJmrsalia, V., 627. 

"0 for the careless ease 
Of poverty ! for a humble cot ! 
Most priceless gifts of all the gods bestow. 
Yet men discern it not." 

*' O vitam misero longam, felici brevem ! " Publilius Syrus, 353. 
** life that art too long to the unhappy, too short to the happy ! " 

" (Namque) oblita modi millesima pagina surgit, 
Omnibus et crescit multa damnosa papyro." 

Juvenal. Satires, VIL, 100. 

** He no limit knows ; 
Tlie thousandth page is reached, and still he piles 
Sheet upon sheet, a curse to all mankind." 



Obsequimn amicos, Veritas odium parit.'* 

Tbbencb. Andria, Act L, Sc. I., 41. — (Sosia.) 
'' Ck)mpliance rauies Mends, and truth breeds hate." — (G^eorge Colman.) 

** Obstipui, steterontque comae et vox faucibos haesit.'* 

Virgil. Mneid, IL, 774, and III., 48. 

<< I heard, fear-stricken and amazed, 
My speech tongue-tied, my hair upraised." — (Oonington,) 

'*Occaecat animos fortuna, ubi vim suam ingruentem refringi non 
vult." LivT. Histories, 7., 37. 

'* Fortune blinds men when she (^oes not ¥rish them to withstand the violence 
of her onslaughts." 

**Occasione8 namque hominem fragilem non faolant, sad qaalis sit 

Thomas A. Kempis. De Imitatione Christi, L, 16, 4. 

'* Circumstances do not make a man weak, but they show what manner of 
man he is." 

** Ocoupet extremum scabies- '* Hobace. De Arte Poetica, 417. 

"Devil take the hindmost" 

** Oculi sunt in amore duces.'' 

Propertids. Elegies, III., 6, 12 {II., 16, 12) 

*'In love the eyes are our leaders." 

•* Oderint dum probent." Tiberius. {Stietonius, III,, 59.) 

" Let them hate, provided they approve." 

■*• Odero si potero. Si non, invitus amabo." 

Ovid. Amores, IIL, 11, 35. 

"I'll hate thee if lean. If not, 
UnwilUngly I'll love." 

** Oderunt liilarem tristes tristemque jocosi, 
Sedatum celeres, agilem gnavumque remissi." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 18, 89. 

"The gay dislike the grave, the staid the pert, 
The quick the slow, the lazy the &\eTt."—-{C(mington.) 

" Oderunt peccare boni virtutis amore : 
Tu nihil admittes in te formidine poenae.*' 

Horace. Epistolae, 1, 16, 52. 

" TKs love of right that keeps the good from wrong ; 
You do no harm because you fear the thong." — (Conington.) 

** Odi et amo. Quare id faciam fortasse requiris. 
Nescio : sed fieri sentio, et excrucior. " 

Catullus. Carmina, LXXXIIL (LXXXV.), 1. 

" 1 hate, and yet I love. Perchance you ask me why. 
I Imow not ; but, to my exceeding pain, 'tis true." 

" Odi, nee possum cupiens non esse quod odi." 

Ovid. Anwres, II., i, 5. 

** I hate, and yet must love the thing I hate." 


*• Odi puerulos praecoqui sapientia." 

Unknown Poet. (Ribbeckf Scenicae Romanorwm Poesis Frag' 

menta. Ex Incertis Incertorum, LXIII.) 

"I hate your boys of too precocious wisdom." 

*' Quod observatum fere est, celerius occidere festinatami 
QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, VI., Proemium, 10. 

"It is a matter of general observation that early maturity is- 
followed by early decay." 

" Odia qui nimium timet 
Begnare nescit." Seneca. Oediptis Rex, 716. — (Oedi^ms,) 

"He knows not how to reign who hatred dreads." 

" Odimus accipitrem qui yivit semper in armis, 
Et pavidum solitos in pecus ire lupos." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, 11. , 147. 

"We hate the hawk that's aye with talons bared, 
And eke the wolf that preys on trembling lambs." 

** Odit verus amor, nee patitur, moras." 

Seneca. Hercules Furens, 592. — (Chorus.) 
" True love doth hate, nor ever brooks, delay." 

" Officii fructufl sit ipsum officium." 

CiCBBO. De Finibtis, 11^ 22, 72. 
"Let the reward of duty be duty itself." 

"* Officiis et administrationibus potius non peccaturos praeponere, quam 
damnare cum peccassent." Tacitus. Agricola, XIX, 

' It is better to avoid appointing to public offices and magistracies men who 
are likely to make mistakes, than to condemn them after the mistakes 
are made." 

** Ohe, jam satis est, ohe, libelle ! 
Jam pervenimus usque ad umbilicos. " 

Martial. Epigrams, lY,, 91, 1. 

" Come, little book, methinks thou'rt long enow, 
'Tis time to think of bindings." 

" Oleum adde camino." Horace. Satires, II., 3, 321. 

"Throw oil upon the flames." 

" Oleum et operam perdidi." 

Plautds. Poenulus, I., 2, 118. — (Ancilla.) 
" I have wasted time and lamp-oil." 

♦*01im nescio, quid sit otium, quid quies, quid denique illud iners 
quidem, jucundum tamen, nihil agere, nihil esse." 

Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, VIII., 9. 

" For some time past I have not known the meaning of leisure, of repose, 
of that indolent yet delightful dolce far niente." 


** Omitte mirari beatae 


Fumum et opes strepitumque Komae.' 

Horace. OdeSy IILy 29, 11. 
'' Cease for a moment to admire 
The smoke, the wealth, the noise of Rome ! "^(Gonington,) 

•* Omne adeo genus in terris hominumque feraromque, 
Et genus aequoreum, pecudes, picta.eque volucres. 
In furias ignemque ruunt. Ainor omnibus idem.'* 

Virgil. Qeorgics, IIL^ 242. 
" Ay, all that breathe the breath of life yprove 
AHke the unresisted fire of love : 
Man, beast, the ao^ueous tribe, the lowing herds, 
And denizens of air, the painted birds." — (/. & Rose,) 

" Omne animi vitium tanto conspectius in se 
Crimen habet, quanto major qui peccat habetur.'* 

Juvenal. Satires^ TTJI., 140. 
"Vice glares more strongly in the public eye. 
As he who sins in power or place is high." — (Oifford.) 

•<Omne bellum (dixit) sumi facile, ceterum aegerrime desinere; non 
in ejusdem potestate initium ejus et finem esse ; incipere cuivis 
etiam ignavo licere : deponi, cimi victores velint." 

Sallust. Jitgurtha^ LXXXIIL 
" It is always easy enough to take up arms, but very difSicult to lay them 
down ; the commencement and the termination of war are not neces- 
sarily in the same hands ; even a coward may begin, but the end comes 
only when the victors are willing." 

** Omne ignotum pro magnifico est." Tacitus. Agricola, XXX, 

"Whatever is unknown is supposed to be magnificent." 

** Omne malum nascens facile opprimitur : inveteratum fit plerumque 
robustius." Cicero. PhiUppicat F., 11, 31. 

" Every evil at its birth is easily suppressed ; but, if it be of long standing, 
it will offer a stouter resistance." 

<• Omne ofGicium, quod ad conjunctionem hominum, et ad societatem 
tuendam vsJet, anteponendum est illi officio quod cognitione et 
scientia continetur." Cicero. De Offidis^ J., 44, 158. 

" Every duty which, when properly performed, tends to promote the unity 
of humanity and to preserve society^ should be held more sacred than 
that which is confined to the acquisition of information and knowledge." 

** Omne solum forti patria est, ut piscibus aequor, 

Ut volucri vacuo quidquid in orbe patet." Ovid. Fasti^ I., 493. 
" The sea's vast depths lie open to the fish ; 
Where'er the breezes blow the bird may fly ; 
So to the brave man every land's a home." 

"Non sum uni angulo natus, patria mea totus hie mundus 
est." Seneca. Epistolae, XXVIIL, 4. 

" I am not the native of a small comer only ; the whole world is 
my fatherland." 

•< Omne homini natale solum." 

Statius. Thebais, VIIL, 320. 
** The whole world is a man's birthplace.'' 



** Om^e tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci, 
Lectorem delectando pariterque monendo," 

Horace. De Artfi Poetica^ 843. 

" He who, mixing grave and gay, can teach 
And yet give pleasure, gains a vote from each."— (Ctmwi^ton.) 

" Omne va,fer vitium ridenti Flaccus amioo 
Tangit ; et admissus oircum praecordia ludit, 
Callidus excusso populum suspendere naso.'* 

Persius. Satires, I., US. 

"Arch Horace, while he strove to mend. 
Probed all the foibles of his smiling friend ; 
Played lightly round and round the peccant part, 
And won, unfelt, an entrance to his neart : 
Well skilled the follies of the crowd to trace, 
And sneer with gay good humour in his face."— (G^i^orrf.) 

"Qmnes artes quae ad humanitatem pertinent, habent quoddam 
commune vinculum, et quasi cognatione quadam inter se 
contiaentur." Cicero. Pro Archia, J., 2, 


All the arts which belong to humanity have a common bond of unioa, 
and, so to say, relationship." 

••Omnes autem et habentur et dicuntur tyranni, qixi potestate sunt 
perpetua in ea civitate quae libcrtate usa est." 

Cornelius Nepos. MilHadeSf 8. 

"All men are both thought of and described as tyrants, who, in a state 
which lias been accustomed to freedom, exercise an uninterrupted 

*' (Quia^ omnes bonos bonasque accurare addecet, 
Suspicionem et culpam ut ab se segregent.'* 

Plautus. Trinummtcs, Act J., Sc, ILf 41. — (Megctromdes.) 

"For that it doth behove all honest men 
To keep them both from blame and ftom suspicion." 

— {BonneU Thornton.) 

"Omnes enim immemorem beneficii odenmt, eaznque injuriam in 
deterrenda liberalitate sibi etiam fieri, eumque qui faciat com- 
munem hostem tenuiorum putant." 

Cicero. De Ojfficiis, IL, 18, 63. 

"All men detest ingratitude, as being an injury done to themselves, by 
the effect it has of discouraging generosity, and the ingrate they look 
upon as the common enemy of the poor." 

"Omnes enim, qui gloria famaque ducuntur, mirum in modum 
adsensio et laus, a minoribus etiam profecta, delectat." 

Pliny the Youngkr. E'pistolae, IV., 12. 

"Those who live for fame and notoriety, take a most extraordinary 
delight in praise and flattery, even when it comes from their inferiors." 


** Omnes eodem cogimur ; omnium 
Versatur urna serius ocius 

Sors exitura et nos in'aetemum 

Exilium impositura oymbae.*' 

HoBACB. Odes, IL, 8, 26. 
" One way all travel ; the dark urn 

Shakes each man's lot, that soon or late 
Will force him, hopeless of return, 

On board the exile-ship of f&te." ^Coningtan,) 

** Omnes homines ad suum quaestum callent, et fastidiunt. " 

PijAUtus. Truculenttcs, Act F., Sc, J., 40. — (Phronesinm.) 

** Every one knows 
Nicely to pick and choose for his own profit" — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Omnes homines, patres conscripti, qui de rebus dubiis consultant, ab 
odio, amicitia, ira atque misericordia vacuos esse decet." 

Sallust. Catiliney LI, 
"All those who oflfer an opinion on any doubtful point should first 
clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or 

** Omnes humanos sanat medicina dolores ; 
Solus amor morbi non amat artificem." 

Pkopertius. Elegies, IL, 1, 57. 
"All human ills by medicine may be cured ; 
Love, love alone, loves not the healing art." 

** (Nam) omnes mortales dais sunt freti ; sed tamen 
Vidi ego deis fretos saepe multos decipi. ' 

Plautus. Casina, Act IL, Sc. V,, 40. — {Olympio.) 

"All mortal men rely upon good fort one. 
Yet many of them have I seen deceived." — [BoibtieU Thornton.) 

^* Omnes quibus res sunt minus secundte, magis sunt, nescio quomodo, 
Suspiciosi ; ad contumeliam omnia accipiunt magis ; 
Propter suam impotentiam se semper credunt negligi." 

Terence. Adelphi, Act IV., Sc. IIL, 14. — (Hegio.) 
"They whose fortunes are less prosperous 
Are all, I know not how, the more suspicious ; 
And think themselves neglected and contemned, 
Because of their distress and poverty." — (George Golman.) 

(Quamobrem) omnes, quum secundae res sunt maxume, tum maxunw 
Meditari secum oportet, quo pacto advorsam aerumnam ferant ; 
Pericla, damna, exilia ; peregre re iiens semper cogitet, 
Aut filii peccatum, aut uxoris mortem, aut morbum flliae ; 
Communia esse haec ; fieri posse : ut ne quid animo sit novum ; 
Qoidquid praeter spem eveniat, omne id deputare esse in lucro." 

Tbbence. Phormio, Act IL, Sc, I,, 11. — (Demipho.) 
"Every man. 
When his affairs go on most swimmingly, 
E'en then it most behoves to arm himself 
Against the coming storm : loss, danger, exile ; 
Returning, let him ever look to meet 
His son in fault, wife dead, or daughter sick — 
All common accidents, and may have happened ; 
That nothing should seem new or strange. But if 
Aught has fall'n out beyond his hopes, all that 
Let him account clear gain." — (George Colman.) 



" (Verum illud verbum est, vulgo quod dici solet) 
Omnes sibi malle melius esse quam alteri." 

Terence. Aiidria, Act IL, Sc. V., 16. — {Byrria,} 

'* 'Tis an old saj'ing, and a true one, too : 
' Of all mankind each loves himself the best '."—{George Colman.) 

** Omnes tuos nervos in oo contendas." 

Cicero. Ad Familiares, XV,, 14, 5. 

"Strain every nerve to gain your point" 

'' Omni autem in re consensio omnium gentium lex naturae putanda 
est.'* Cicero. Tusculatiae DisputationeSj L, 13, 30. 

"The unanimous agreement of the nations upon any subject may be 
considered equivalent to a law of nature." 

" Omnia, Castor, emis : sic fiet ut omnia vendas." 

Martial. Epigrams^ VIL, 98. 

" Castor, you're buying everything ; the end 
Will be that everything you'll sell." 

" Omnia enim plerumque, quae absunt, vehementius hominum mentes 
perturbant." C-^sar. De Bello Gallico, VIL, 84. 

"It is, as a rule^ unseen terrors which have the most powerful eflfect on 
men's minds." 

" Omnia enim vitia in aperto leviora sunt." 

Seneca. Epistolae, LVL<t 10. 

"Vices unmasked are always less dangerous." 

" Omnia fert aetas, animum quoque." Virgil. Eclogues, IX,, 61. 
"Age sweeps all things away, even our understanding.* 


"Omnia habeo, neque quidquam habeo. Nihil cum est, nihil defit 
tamen.'* Terence. EunuchuSj Act IL, Sc. II.j 12. — (Gnatho.) 

" I've everything, though nothing ; nought possess, 
Yet nought I ever want." — (George Colman.) 

"Omnia humana brevia et caduca sunt, et infiniti temporis nullam 
partem occupantia." 

Seneca. Ad Marciarn de Consolationey XXL, 1, 

" All things human are short-lived and perishable, occupying no appreci- 
able fraction of infinite time." 

" Omnia inoonsulti impetus coepta initiis valida, spatio languesount.** 

Tacitus. History , HI., 58. 

"All movements that originate in thoughtless impulse, however vigorous 
in their beginnings, become feeble after a time." 

— {Church and Brodribb.) 

"Omnia jura divina atque humana pervertit propter eum que m sibi 
ipse opinionis errore finxerat principatum." 

Cicero. De Officiis, L, 8, 26. — (Of Ccesar.) 

" He disregarded all laws, human and Divine, in pursuit of the dominion 
which, by an error of judgment, he had allotted to himself." 



Omnia leviora accident exspectantibus." 

Seneca. De Constantia Sapientis, XJX., 3. 

"All misfortimes will fall more lightly upon us when we are prepared for 

** Omnia majora etiam vero praesidia hostium, minora sua, metu 
interprete, semper in deteriora inclinato, ducebant." 

LiVY. Histories^ XXVIL, 44. 

"Under the influence of fear, which always leads men to take a pessi- 
mistic view of things, they magnified their enemies' resources, and 
minimised their own." 

** Omnia mea porto mecum." 

CiCEBO. Paradoxat J., 8. — (A saying of Bias,) 
"I carry all my worldly goods with me." 

" Omnia mea mecum sunt." 

Seneca. De Constantia SapientiSy 71, 6. — {A saying of Stilpo,) 

"Omnia mors aequat." 

Claudianus. De Raptu Proserpinae^ IL^ 302. 
"Death makes all things equal." 

** Omnia mors poscit. Lex est, non poena, perire." 

Seneca. Epigrams^ VIL, 7. 
"All things death claims: 'Tis law, not punishment, to die." 

** Omnia mortali mutantur lege areata, 
Nee se cognoscunt terrae vertentibus annis. 
Exutae variant faciem per saecula gentes, 
At manet incolumis mundus suaque omnia servat." 

Manilius. Astronomuxmt J., 613. 

"Death's law brings change to all created things; 
Lands cease to know themselves as years roll on. 
As centuries pass, e'en nations change their form, 
Yet safe the world remains, with all it holds." 

<* Omnia mutantur nos et mutamur in illis ; 
Ilia vices quasdam res habet, ilia vices." 
LoTHAiR I. OP Germany. — (Matthias BorhomuSj DeUciae Poetarum 

Oermanorurriy Vol, L^p. 686.) 
{Generally quoted, " Tempera mutantur^* etc) 

"All things are changed, and with them we, too, change; 
Now this way and now that turns fortune's wheel." 

** Omnia non pariter rerum sunt omnibus apta." 

Propertius. Elegies, IV,, 8 {IILt 9), 7. 
"Not everything is fit alike for all." 

*( Omnia non properanti clara certaque erunt ; festinatio improvida est, 
et caeca." Livy. Histories, XXIL, 39. 

"All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; 
haste IS blind and improvident." 

«« Omnia orta occidunt, et auota senescunt." Sallust. Jugurtha, II, 
" Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows grows old." 


"Omnia, patres conscripti, quae nunc vetustissima creduntur, nova 
fuere; plebei ma^stratus post patricios, Latinos post plebeios, 
ceterarum Italiae gentium post Latinos. Inveterascet hoc 
quoque, et quod hodie exemplis tuemur, inter exempla erit." 

Tacitus. Annals^ XL, 24. 

•'Everything, senators, which we now hold to be of the highest antiquity 
was once new. Plebeian magistrates came after patrician ; Latin 
magistrates after plebeian ; magistrates of other Italian peoples after 
Latin. This practice, too, will establish itself, and what we are this 
day justifying by precedents will be itself a precedent." 

— \C1iurcfi and Brodribb,) 

•♦ (Dicunt Stoici) omnia peccata esse paria ; omne delictum scelus esse 
nefarium, nee minus delinquere eum, qui gallum gallinaceum, 
quum opus non fuerit, quam eum qui patrem sufEocaverit : 
sapientem nihil opinari, nullius rei poenitere, nulla in re falli^ 
sententiam mutare nunquam." 

Cicero. Pro Murena, XXIX., 61. 

"The Stoics say that all sins are on an equality; that every fault is a 
heinous crime ; that the man who needlessly wrings the neck of a barn- 
door fowl is as much a wrong-doer as he who strangles his own father ; 
and that the wise man is never in doubt, never suffers remorse, never 
makes a mistake, and never changes his mind." 


Omnia perversas possunt corrumpere mentes." 

Ovid. Tri^tia, II., 301. 

'* All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil." 

" Omnia prius experiri, quam arma sapientem decet." 

Terence. EunnchxLs, Act IV., Sc. VII., 19. — (T/traso.) 

" *Tis the part of a wise general 
To try all methods, ere ne comes to arms." — {George Colman,) 

'* Omnia profecto quum se a coelestibus rebus referet ad humanas^ 
excelsius magnificentiusque et dicet et sentiet." 

Cicero. Oratcyr, XXXIV., 119. 

** When a man turns from the study of Divine philosophy to the aflairs of 
humanity, all his thoughts and words will be loftier and nobler." 

" Omnia Romae 
Cum pretio." Juvenal. Satires, III, 183. 

** There's naught in Rome that money cannot buy." 

*• Omnia scelera etiam, ante efEectum operis, quantum culpae satis est, 
perfecta sunt." Seneca. De Caivstantia Sapientis, VIL, 4. 

"All crimes are committed, so far as the blame attaching to them is 
concerned, before they are actually carried imto effect." 

" Omnia tempus alit, tempus rapit : usus in arto est." 

Calpurnius. Eclogiies, XL, 32. 

"Time is of all things first the nurse, and then the destroyer ; short space 
he leaves for their enjoyment." 

" Omnia vincit amor ; et nos cedamus amori." 

Virgil. Eclogues, X., 69. 
Love conquers all ; let us, too, yield to love." 


''Omnibus illo nobis commune est iter: quid fata deflemus? non 
reliquit ille nos, sed anteoessit." 

Seneca. Ad Polybium de Consolatione, IX., 9. 

•* The path is one which we must all tread : why, then, mourn his death ? 
He is not lost, but gone before." 

** Omnibus in rebus, voluptatibus maximis fastidium finitimum est." 

Cicero. De Oratore, III., 25, 100. 

"In everything we do, all our keenest pleasures end in satiety." 

"Fit fastidium copia." Livy. Histories, III., 1. 

"From abundance springs satiety." 

"Nulla est voluptas quae non assiduitate fastidium pariat." 
Pliny the Elder. Natural History, XII. , 40. 

"There is no pleasure the constant enjoj*ment of which does not 
breed satiety." 

" Omnibus hoc vitium est cantoribus, inter amicos 
Ut nunquam inducant animum cantare rogati ; 
Injussi nunquam desistant." Horace. Satires, L, 3, 1. 

" All singers have a fault : if asked to use 
Their talent among friends, they never choose ; 
Unasked, they ne'er leave off." — [Conington.) 

" Omkiibus nobis ut res dant sese, ita magni atque humiles sumus." 
Terence. Hecyra, Act III., Sc. III., 20.—(Pamphilus.) 

" 'Tis in the very nature of our minds 
To rise and fall according to our fortunes." — {George Colman.) 

"Omnino probabiliora sunt, quae lacessiti dicimus, quam quae priores." 

Cicero. De Oratore, II., 56, 230. 

" We are more likely to speak the truth under cross-examination than in 
our evidence in chief." 

" Onmis ars imitatio est naturae." Seneca. Epistolae, LXV, 

" All art is an imitation of nature." 

" Omnis enim res, 
Virtus, fama, decus, divina humanaque pulchris 
Divitiis parent." Horace. Satires, II., 3, 94. 

"All things, human and Divine, renown, 
Honour and worth, at money's shrine bow down." — [Conington.) 

•< Omnium autem pertrurbationum fontem esse dicunt intemperantiam ; 
quae est a tota mente defectio, sic aversa a praescriptione 
rationis, ut nullo modo appetitiones animi nee regi nee contineri 
queant." Cicero. Tusculanae Disputationes, IV., 9, 22. 

"The source of the passions is want of moderation, which is a revolt 
against the intellectual faculties, and so opposed to the dictates of 
reason as to destroy all control and restraint of our desires." 

•'Omnium est communis inimicus, qui fuit hostis suorum. Nemo 
unquam sapiens proditori credendum putavit." 

Cicero. In Verrem, II., 1, 15, 38. 

He is a common enemy who has been a foe to his own people, ifo man 
of sense has ever considered a traitor worthy of credence." 




Omnium magnarum artium, siout arborum, altitude nos deleotai, 
radices stirpesque non item; sed esse ilia sine his non potest." 

GiCEBO. Oratory 43, 147. 

*'The arts, in their loftier developments, resemble trees, which please us by 
the height to which tiiey have attained, while we pay no regard to their 
roots or their trunks ; and yet, without the latter, the former could not 

*<* Omnium sapientissimum (arbitrabatur) esse dictum, quod haec esset 
una omnis sapientia non arbitrari sese scire quod nesciat." 

GiCEBO. Academical L, 4, 16. 

**The wisest saying of all was that the only true wisdom lay in not think- 
' ing that one knew what one did not know." 

■*' Opes invisae merito sunt forti viro, 
Quia dives area veram laudem intercipit.'* 

Phaedbus. Fables, IF., 12, 1, 

" Rightly is wealth by the brave man despised ; 
Full coflfers bar the way to honest praise." 

*• Opinionis enim commenta delet dies, naturae judicia oonfirmat." 

CicBBO. De Natv/ra Deorum^ IL, 2, 5. 

"Time effaces the utterances of opinion, and confirms the judgments of 

** Opinor 
Omnibus et lippis notum et tonsoribus esse." 

HoBACB. Satires, J., 7, 2. 

"^e's) known, I take it, to each wight that drops 
Oil on bleared eyes, or lolls in barbers' shops." — {Conington,) 

** Oportet privatis utilitatibus publicas, mortalibus aetemas anteferre ; 
multoque diligentius muneri suo consulere quam facultatibus.*' 

Pliny the Youngeb. EpistolaCy VIL^ 18. 

"We should prefer public to private, enduring to transitory advantage, 
and think more of what we ought to do than of what we can do." 

" Opposuit natura Alpemque nivemque ; 
Diduoit soopulos et montem rumpit ace to." 

Juvenal. Satires, X, 162. 

"Nature opposed her everlasting mounds, 
Her alps, and snows ; o'er these, with torrent force, 
He pours, and rends through rocks his dreadful course."— (G^oriti.) 

** Optat ephippia bos piger, optat arare caballus. 
Quam scit uterque, libens, censebo, exerceat artem." 

Horace. Epistolae, L, 14, 43. 

"The horse would plough, the ox would draw the car. 
No ; do the work you know, and tarry where you are." 



** Optima autem hereditas a patribus traditur liberis, omnique patri- 
monio praestantior, gloria virtutis rerumque gestarum: cui 
dedecori esse, nefas judicandum est." 

Cicero. De OfficUsy I., 33, 121. 

"The best legacy a father can leave to his children, a legacy worth far 
more than the largest patrimony, is the fame of a virtuous and well- 
spent life. He who disgraces such a bequest is deserving of infamy," 

" Dos est magna parentium 
Virtus." Horace. Odes, III., 24, 21. 

** Theirs are dowries not of gold, 
Their parents' worth." — {Conington.) 

" Optima quaeque dies miseris mortalibus aevi 
Prima fugit." Virgiii. Oeorgics, lILj 66. 

"Ah, how fleetly speeds the little span 
Of lusty youth allowed to mortal man ! " — (/. B. Rose.) 

" Optimum est pati quod emendare non possis." 

Seneca. Epistolae, CVIL, 9. 

'* What can't be cured were best endured." 

"Optimus est portus poenitenti mutatio consilii." 

Cicero. Philippicaj XIL, 2, 7. 

"The safest haven for the penitent is altered conduct." 

" Opum oontemtor, recti pervicax, constans adversus metus." 

Tacitus. History, IV., 5.— (Of Helvidius Priscus.) 

"Despising wealth, steadily tenacious of right, and undaunted by danger." 

**Ore favete omnes." Virgil. JEneid,V.,71. 

"Hush your tongues from idle speech," ^Conington.) 

"Favete Unguis." Horace. Odes, III., 1, 1, 

"With silence favour me." 

** Omanda enim est dignitas domo, non ex domo tota quaerenda : neo 
domo dominus, sed domino domus honestanda est." 

Cicero. De Officiis, L, 39, 139. 


"Your house may add lustre to your dignity, but it will not suffice that 
you should derive all your dignity from your house : the master should 
ennoble the house, not the house the master." 

'*Omat haec magnitude animi, quae nihil ad ostentationem, omnia 
ad conscientiam refert; recteque facti, non ex populi sermone 
mercedem, sed ex facto petit." 

PiiiNY THE Younger. Epistolae, I., 22. 

" How ennobling is that greatness of soul which tries all things by the test 
of conscience, not of vain parade ; and seeks the reward of great deeds, 
not in the plaudits of the public, but in the deeds themselves." 


" Ossa atque pellis sum misera maoritudine, 
Neque unquam quidquam me juvat, quod edo domi ; 
Foris aliquantillum etiam, quod gusto, id beat." 

Plautus. Captivi, Act J., Sc. IT., S2.^(Ergasihu.} 

*^ I'm so lean withal, that I am nothing 
But skin and bone : — whate'er I eat at home 
Does me no good ; but be it e'er so little 
I taste abroad, that relishes, that cheers me." 

— (Bonnell Tlwmton,) 

" Otia oorpus aluiub, animus quoque pascitur illis : 
Immodicus contra carpit utrumque labor." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, i., 4, 21^ 

"Leisure the body feeds, and eke the mind : 
Both are destroyed by unremitting toil." 

" Otia si tollas, periere Cupidinis arcus." 

Ovid. Remedia AmoriSf 139, 

" Destroy our leisure and you break love's bow." 

" Otic qui nescit uti, plus negoti habet, 
Quam qui est negotiosus in negotio." 

Ennius. Iphigeniaj Fragment III, (IV*). — (Ckorics.) 

** He's busier who knows not how leisure should be used 
Than he who's always busied with his business." 

•* Otiiim sine Uteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultura." 

Seneca. Epistolae^ LXXXTi., 3. 

" Leisure without literature is death or living burial." 

" Pacem duello miscuit." Horace. 0,de«, III.^ 6, 38. 

*"Twixt peace and war distinclioi.» made he none." 

"Pacemve hue fertis an arma?" Virgil, ^neid, VIIl.j 114. 

" Bring you peace or war ? " — (Conington,) 

" Pacis est comes otiique socia et jam bene constitutae civitatis quasi 
alumna quaedam eloquentia." Cicero. Brutus, XII., 45. 

'* Eloquence is the comrade of peace, the ally of leisure, and, in some 
sense, the foster child of a well-ordered state." 

" Palam blandiuntur ; clam, si occasio usquam est, 
Aquam frigidam subdole subfundunt." 

Plautus. Cistellaria, Act I., Sc. I., 36. — (Lena.} 

" Before the world, 
Tis true, they're civil to us : but in private. 
Whene'er occasion offers, underhand 
They throw cold water on ua."— {Bonnell Thornton.) 

** Palam mutire plebeio piaculum est." 

Ennius. Telephus, Fragment 11. (IV.). 

" 'Tis a crime that must be expiated for one of the lower orders to murmur 


" Pallida mors aequo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas 

Kegumque turres." Horace. OdeSt J., 4, 13. 

''Pale death, impartial, walks his round ; he knocks at cottage gate 
And palace portal." — (Conington.) 

" Pallium 
Non facio flocci ut splendeat." Juvbntius. Fragment, IncerL^ IL 

*' I do not care a jot how fine your coat." 

" Palmam qui meruit, ferat." 

Dr. Joetin. Ltcstcs Poeticit VIILf 20. — (Ad Ventos.} 

" Let him who has deserved it bear the palm." 

" Paaidite atque aperite propere januam banc Orci, obsecro I 
Nam equidem baud alitor esse duco, quippe quo nemo advenit, 
Nisi quem spes reliquere omnes, esse ut frugi possitet." 

Plautus. BacchideSy Act III., Sc. J., 1. — (Lydus.} 

** Quick, open, open wide this gate of hell ; 
For I in truth can count it nothing less. 
No one comes here who has not lost all hope 
Of being good." — [Bonnell Thornton.) 

"Par negotiis neque supra erat." Tacitus. Armals, FZ, 39 

" He was equal to business, and was not too great for it." 

— {Church and Brodrihb.). 

** Par nobile fratrum." Horace. Satires, IL, 3, 243^ 

"A pretty pair of brothers." 

** Parce gaudere oportet et sensim queri, 
Totam quod vitam miscet dolor et gaudium." 

Phaedrus. Fables, IV,, 17, 9. 

"Be sparing in your joy, in grief restrained, 
For all our life is mingled pain and pleasure." 

** Parcendum est animo miserabile vulnus habenti." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, I., 5, 23*. 
Nay, spare the soul that feels a deadly wound." 


V (Hae tibi erunt artes, pacisque imponere morem) 
Parcere subjectis et debellare superbos." VirgiIj. ^neid, VI., 853» 

** Be this thy genius, to impose 
The rule of peace on vanquished foes, 
Show pity to the humbled soul. 

And crush the sons of pride." — (Conington.) 

'* Parcite pauoarum difEundere crimen in omnes." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, III., 9^ 

** Blame not the sex at large when but a few have sinned." 

" Pares autem, vetere proverbio, paribus facillime congregantur." 

Cicero. De Senectute, IIL, ?• 

"As the old proverb says, like readily consorts with like." 


" Pater ipse oolendi 
Haud faoilem esse viam voluit, primusque per artem 
Movit agros, curis aouens mortalia corda, 
Neo torpere gravi passus sua regna vetemo." 

VibgHi. OeorgicSf J., 121. 

** For he, the sire, ordained it so to be, 
Nor willed earth's harvests to be garnered free, 
He chaseth sluggardness forth from his reign, 
And chasteneth the human heart with pain."— (X B. Rose.) 

*** Pati ab ignc ignem capere, si quis velit." 

CiCEBO. De Offidis, J., 16, 62. 

" Let who will light his fire from yours." 

** Patria est, ubicunqnie est bene." 

Pacuvius. Teucer^ Fragment XXI. — {Teiicer.) 

" Where'er a iman is thriving, there's his fatherland." 

*' Patriae . . . pietatis imago." ViSGiL. ^neid, JZ., 294. 

" The mirrored likeness of his filial love." 

^* Pauci ex multis sunt amici homini, qui certi sient." 

PiiAUTUS. PseudoluSy Act J., Sc. III.^ 166. — {Pseiidoliis.) 

" Out of many men, we find but few 
Who are staunch friends." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

'*' Pauci libertatem, pars magna justos dominos volunt." 

SAiiiiUST. History^ Bk. IV. — [Fra^Tnent.) 

" Few men desire liberty ; the majority are satisfied with a just master." 

" Paucis carior fides quam pecunia fait." SalIiUST. Jtigtirthay XVI. 
"There were few who preferred honour to money." 

*" Paulatim deinde ad superos Astraea recessit." 

Juvenal. Satires, VI. ^ 19. 

"At length Astraea, from these confines driven. 
Regained by slow degrees her native heaven." — {Gifford.) 

*' Paulisper, Lyde, est libido homini sue animo obsequi ; 
Jam aderit tempus, cum sese etiam ipse oderit ; morem geras.'^ 

PiAUTUS. Bacchides, Act III., Sc. III., 12. — (Philoxcjiiis.) 

" Lydus, it is not for a length of time 
A youth desires to indulge his inclinations. 
The hour is near when he will hate himself. 
Give him the reins." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

^' Paulo majora canamus." VntGiL. Eclogties, IV., 1, 

** Come let us sing a loftier strain." 

** Pauper enim non est oui rerum suppetit usus." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 12, 4. 

" With another's store 
To use at pleasure, who shall call you ^oox V'—{Conington.) 

■** Pauperis est numerare pecus." Ovid. Metamorphoses, XIII., 823. 
"'Tis the poor man who'U ever count his flock." 


*' Parvulum divert, patiaris adversa, an exspectes : nisi quod tamen est 
dolendi modus, non est timendi. Doleas enim quantum scias 
accidisse ; timeas quantum possit accidere." 

Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, VIIL, 17. 

"It matters very little whether you are undergoing or anticipating ill 
fortune, excepting only that there is a limit to grief, but no limit to 
fear. For you grieve over what you know has happened, while you 
fear whatever may possibly happen." 

" Parvum parva decent." Horace. Epistolae, J., 7, 44. 

"Small things become small folks." — {Conington.) 

" Pascitur in vestrum reditum votiva juvenca." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 3, 86. 

" When your safe return shall come to pass, 
I've got a votive heifer out at grass." — [Gonington.) 

" Pascitur in vivis liver. Post fata quiescit. 
Cum suus ex merito quemque tuetur hones. 
Ergo etiam cum me supremus adederit ignis, 
Vivam, parsque mei multa superstes erit." 

Ovid. Amores, J., 16, 89, 

" 'Tis on the living Envy feeds. She silent grows 
When, after death, man's honour is his guard. 
So I, when on the pyre consumed I lie. 
Shall live, for all that's noblest will survive.'* 

*' Passibus ambiguis Fortuna volubilis errat, 
Et manet in nullo carta tenaxque loco ; 
Sed modo laeta manet, vultus mode sumit acerbos, 
Et tantum constans in levitate sua est." 

Ovid. THstia, 7., 8, 16. 
"With wavering steps doth fickle Fortune stray, 
Nowhere she finds a firm and fixed abode ; 
But now all smiles, and now again all frowns, 
She's constant only in inconstaSicy." 

** Pastilles Rufillus elet, Gergenius hircum." 

..,. ^„ , Horace. Satires, L, 2, 27, 

" Rufillus smells just like a barber's shop ; 
Gorgonius like a goat." 

" Paster, arater, eques, pavi, oelui, superavi, 
Capras, rus, hestes, frende, ligone, manu."" 

Pentadius. Epigrams, X, (Ad Virgilium.) 
"As shepherd, ploughman, knight, I've pastured, tilled, subdued 
Herds, farms and enemies, with herbage, hoe and arms." 

" Pater, aves, preaves, abaves, attaves, tritaves, 
Quasi mures, semper edere alienum cibum, 
Neque edacitate ees quisquam peterat vincere." 

Plautds. Fersa, Act I., Sc. IL, b.—lSaturio,) (Ct Captivi, 

Act J., Sc. I., 9.) 

"My father, grandfather, great-grandfather. 
His father, grandfather, great-grandfather. 
Like mice they lived, on victuals not their own, 
And never were in gluttony exceeded"— [Bonnell Thornton,) 


*' Pater ipse colendi 
Haud facilem esse viam voluit, primusque per artem 
Movit agros, curis aouens mortalia corda, 
Neo torpere gravi passus sua regna vetemo." 

Virgil. QeorgicSy Z, 121. 

** For he, the vsire, ordained it so to be, 
Nor willed earth's harvests to be garnered free, 
He chaseth sluggardness forth from his reign. 
And chasteueth the human heart with pain." — {J. B. Rose.) 

*** Pati ab igne ignem capere, si quis velit." 

Cicero. De OffidiSj J., 16, 62. 
" Let who will light his fire from yours." 

*' Patria est, ubicunqnie est bene." 

Pacuvius. TeueeTy Fragment XXL — {Teucer.) 
** Where'er a man is thriving, there's his fatherland." 

" Patriae . . . pietatis imago." Virgil, ^neid, JX, 294. 

" The mirrored likeness of his filial love." 

*' Pauci ex multis sunt amici homini, qui certi sient." 

Plautus. Pseudoliis^ Act I.^ Sc. IIL^ 166. — (Pseicdolus,) 

'* Out of many men, we find but few 
Who are staunch friends." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

'*' Pauci libertatem, pars magna justos dominos volunt." 

Sallust. History, Bk. IV. — {Fra^jnent.) 
" Few men desire liberty ; the majority are satisfied with a just master." 

" Paucis carior fides quam pecunia fait." SALLuaT. JugurtJia, XVL 
" There were few who preferred honour to money." 

■" Paulatim deinde ad superos Astraea reoessit." 

Juvenal. Satires, VI., 19. 

"At length Astraea, from these confines driven. 
Regained by slow degrees her native heaven." — [Gilford.) 

** Paulisper, Lyde, est libido homini sue animo obsequi ; 
Jam aderit tempus, cum sese etiam ipse oderit ; morem geras.'^ 

Plautus. Bacchides, Act III., Sc. Ill, 12. — (Philoxemis.) 

** Lydus, it is not for a length of time 
A youth desires to indulge his inclinations. 
The hour is near when he will hate himself. 
Give him the reins." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

*^ Paulo majora canamus." Virgil. Eclogues, IV., 1. 

** Come let us sing a loftier strain." 

" Pauper enim non est cui rerum suppetit usus." 

Horace. EpistoUie, I., 12, 4. 

" With another's store 
To use at pleasure, who shall call you poor?" — [Conivgton.) 

** Pauperis est numerare pecus." Ovid. Metamorphoses, XIII., 823. 
"'Tis the poor man who'U ever count his flock." 


"** Paupertas me saeva domat dirusque Gupido : 
Sed toleranda fames, non tolerandus amor." 

Olaudianus. Epigrams j XXXIV, (XXXIX,), 

**By cruel poverty and Cupid dire subdued, 
I yet can easier hunger bear than love." 

*** Paupertas, prisoa apud saeoula, omnium civitatum conditrix, omnium 
artium repertrix, omnium peocatorum inops, omnis gloriae 
munifixja, ounctis laudibus apud omnes nationes perfuncta." 

Apuleius. De Magia, XVIIL 

** Poverty, in the earliest times, was the founder of every state, the inventor 
of every art, free from all taint of wrong-doing, the bountiful bestower 
of all renown, enjoying the highest estimation among all nations." 

*' Pax optima rerum 
Quas homini novisse datum est : pax una triumphis 
Innumeris potior." Silius Italicus. Punicaf XZ, 692. 

*' Nought more fair than peace 'tis given to man to know ; 
Better one peace than countless triumphs." 

■** Pectus est enim quod disertos facit, et via mentis." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, X, 7, 16. 

"It is understanding and mental capacity which make men learned." 

Pecuniae alienae non appetens, suae parous, publicae avarus." 

Tacitus. History y J., 49. — (Of Galha.) 

" Other men's money he did not covet ; with his own he was parsimonious, 
with that of the State avaricious." — (Chv/rch and Brodribh.) 



Pecuniam in loco negligere, maxumum interdum 'st lucrum." 

Terence. AdeVphi^ Act 11.^ 8$. Il.y 8. — (Syrus.) 

"To seem upon occasion to slight money. 
Proves in the end, sometimes, the greatest gain." 

— (George Colman.) 

■** Pecuniam si ouipiam fortuna ademit, aut si alicujus eripuit injuria) 
tamen dum existimatio est Integra, facile consolatur honestas 
egestatem." Cicero. Pro Qvintio, XF., 49. 

"If fortune or another's crime has deprived us of our wealth, yet so tong 
as our reputation is untarnished, our character will console us for our 

.•** (Quod aiunt,^) pedibus in sententiam meam vado." 

Apulbifs. Metamorphoses, II,, 7. 
" I go into the division lobby in support of my opinion." 

■** Pedibus timor addidit alas." Virgil, ^neid, VIIL, 224. 

"Terror wings his Mght,"—(C(mington,) 

" Timor ungula^ mihi alas fecerat." 

Apuleius. Metamorphoses, VI,, 26. 
" Fear turned my hoofs into wings." 

••* Pejor est bello timor ipse belli." 

Seneca. Thyestes, . 672. — (Chorus.) 

"The dread of war is worse than war itself." 


" Pelle moras ; brevis est magni fortuna favoris." 

SiLius Italicus. Punica, IV., 732» 
"Delay not ; swift the flight of fortune's greatest favours." 

" Accipe quam primum ; brevis est occasio lucri." 

Martial. Epigrams, VIIL, 9, 3. 
•' Take while you can ; brief is the moment of profit.** 

" Pellitur e medio sapientia : vi geritur res. 
Spemitur orator bonus, horridus miles amatur. 
Haud doctis dictis certantes, sed maledictis, 
Miscent inter sese inimicitias agitantes." 

Ennius. (Quoted by Aulus Oellius, Nodes Atticae, XX., 10, 2,} 

"Wisdom is banished from our midst ; the state 
By force is ruled. The soldier rough and rude 
Is idolised ; the orator's despised. 
Not with wise arguments, but with abuse, 
Contending, man his fellow meets, and strife 
Stirs up." 

" Per quae declaratur haud dubie naturae potentia, idque esse quod 
Deum vocamus." Pliny the Eldeb. Natural History, IL, 6. 

"These things clearly proclaim the power of nature, that which we call 

** Per scelera semper sceleribus tutum est iter." 

Seneca. Agamemnon, 116. — {ClytemnestraJ) 
* Through crime to crime the way is ever sure." 


Per varies casus, per tot discrimina rerum 

Tendimus in Latium." Vibgil. JEneid, L, 204. 

"Through chance, through peril, lies our way 
To Latium." — (Conington.) 

* Per varies usus artem experientia fecit, 
Exemplo monstrante viam." 

Manilius. Astronomicon, J., 69. 

"Experience, after many trials, perfected the art, example showing the 
* way." 

" Peragit tranquiUa potestas 
Quod violenta nequit." 

Claudianus. De Consulatu Fl. MalUi Theodori, 239. 

"A peaceful power oft accomplishes 
What violence has failed to carry through." 

" Percontando a peritis." Cicero. Academica, IL, 1, 2. 

"Constantly asking questions of experts." 

" Percontatorem fugito ; nam garrulus idem est : 
Nee retiinent patulae commissa fideliter aures ; 
Et semel emissum volat irrevocabile verbum." 

Horace. Epistolae, L, 18, 69* 
"Avoid a ceaseless questioner ; he bums 
To tell the next he talks with what he learns ; 
Wide ears retain no secrets, and you know 
You can't get back a word you once let go." — {Coning ton.) 


" Perdidici istaec esse vera damno cum magno meo." 

Plautus. Asmaria, Act I., Sc, IIL, Zb,^(Argyrippus) 
" Yes, to my cost I've leamt that this is true."— (5(mncW Thornton,) 

" Perdidit arma, locum virtutis deseruit, qui 
Semper in augenda festinat et obruitur re." 

HoBAOE. E^toUiey J., 16, 67. 

*' The wretch, whose thoughts by gain are all engrossed, 
Has flung away his sword, betrayed his post."— (Cowin^ton.) 

" Pereant amici, dum una inimici intercidant." 

Qmted {with disapproval) by Cicero, Pro Rege Deiotaro, IX., 25. 

" Let our friends perish, if only our enemies are destroyed with them." 


** Pereant qui ante nos nostra dixerunt." 

Aelius Donatus. — (St Jerome, Commentary on Ecclesiastes, Cap. LY 

(Migne^s Patrologiae Cursus, Vol. XXIIL, 390.) 

** Perish those who said our good things before we did." 

" Perfer et obdura 1 dolor hie tibi proderit olim. 
Saepe tulit lassie sucus amarus opem." 

Ovid. Amorea, III., 11, 7. 
" Endure your pain ! In time 'twill benefit, 
The bitter draught oft gives the sickly strength.' 

** Periculosae plenum opus aJeae, 
Tractas et incedis per ignes 

Suppositos cineri dolose." Horace. Odes, II., 1, 6 

" A work of danger and distrust 
Ton treat, as one on fire should tread 

Scarce hid by treacherous ashen crust." — {Oonington.) 

** Periculosum est credere et non credere." 

Phaedbub. Fables, III., 10, 1. 
« There is danger both in belief and in unbelief." 

"Periculosum est, mihi erode, estendere civitati quante plures mail 
sint." Seneca. De Clementia, L, 28, 2. 

''It is a dangerous thing to show a community that the majority of its 
members are wicked. 

" Periculum ex aliis facito, tibi qued ex usu siet." 

Tebence. Heautontimcrvmie'nos, Act II., 8c. I., 9. — {CHtipho.) 

"Draw from others' faults 
A profitable lesson for thyself."— (G^eor^e Colman.) 

" Periere mores, jus, deous, pietas, fides, 
Et qui redire, eum pertt, nescit, pudor." 

Seneca. Agamemnon, 118. — {Clytemnestra.) 

''Morality is dead, and justice, honour, faith and piety, and modesty 
which, once 'tis lost, will ne'er return." 

"Periisse Germanicum null! jactantius maerent quam qui maxime 
laetantur." Tacitus. Annals, II., 77. 

"The death of Grermanicus was by none more ostentatiously mourned than 
by those who most rejoiced at it." 



" Perit omnis in illo 
Nobilitas, cujus laus est in origine sola." 

Salbius Bassus. Panegyricu8 m Calpumium Pisonem^ 10. 

** He loses all nobility 
Whose only claim to merit's noble birth/* 

" Perjuria ridet amantum 
Jupiter, efcventosirritaferrejubet." Tibullub. Elegies, IIL, 6^ ^9, 

*' Jove laughs at lovers' perjuries, and bids 
The wiuds to scatter tnem as nothing worth." 

** Jupiter ex alto perjuria ridet amantum, 
Et jubet Aeolios irrita ferre notos." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, I., 633. 

" Permitte divis caetera." Horace. Odes, J., 9, 9. 

"The future trmst with Jove." — (Oonington.) 

*' Perpetuus nuHi datur usus et heres 
Heredem alterius, velut unda supervenit undam." 

Horace. Epistolae, IL-, 2, Vt&. 
" Perpetual possession none may claim ; 
As wave succeeds to wave, heir follows heir." 

** Persicos odi, puer, apparatus ; 
Displicent nexfite philyra coronae ; 
Mitte sectari, rosa quo locorum 

Sera moretur." Horaob. Odes, I., 38, 1. 

"No Persian cumber, boy, for me ; 

I hate your garlands linden-plaited ; 
Leave winter's rose where on the tree 
It hangs belated." — {Gonington,) 

*•* Personam tragicam forte vulpes viderat : 
quanta species, inquit, cerebrum non habet ! 
Hoc illis dictum est, quibus honorem et gloriam 
JFortuna tribuit, sensum comm^unem abstulit." 

PHABDRifi. Fables, Z, 7. 
** A fox by chance a tragic mask had found ; 
* 'Tis beautiful,' says he, * but has no brains '. 
We use the phrase for those to whom Fortune grants 
Honour and praise, but common sense denies." 

" Perspicito tecum tacitUs, quid quisque loquatur ; 
Sermo hominum mores et celat et indicat idem." 

DiOFYSius Cato. Disticha de Morihus, IV,, 20, 

" Note carefully what each man says, for speech 
Is cloak and index both of character." 

" Persuades hoc tibi vere. 
Ante potestatem Tulli atque ignobile regnum, 
Multos saepe viros nullis majoribus ortos 
Et vixisse probos, amplis et honoribus auctos." 

Horace. Satires, L, 6, 8L 

"Convinced, and truly, too, the wights unknown. 
Ere Servius* rise set freedmen on the throne. 
Despite their ancestors not seldom came 
To high employment, honours, and fair fame." — [Oonington.) 



■(Yece enim illud dicitur) Perverse dicere homines perverse dioendo 
facillime consequi." Cicero. De OraUyre, J., 33, 160. 

*' It is a true saying that one falsehood leads easily to another." 

** Pervigilat noctes totas ; turn autem interdius 
Quasi clauduB sutor domi sedet totos dies." 

PiiAUTUS. Aulularia, Act J., Sc, J., 33. — (Staphyla,) 

** He lies awake all night, and then he sits 
Purring and poring the whole day at home, 
Like a lame cobbler in his stall." — [Bonndl Thornton.) 

** Pessima sit, nulli non sua forma placet." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandin J., 614. 
"Ill-favoured though she be, 
There's none who thinks not her own form most fair." 

** Pessimum inimicorum genus, laudantes." 

Tacitus. Agricola^ XLL 
" Man's worst enemies, flatterers." 

-** Pessimus quidem pudor est vel parsimoniae vel paupertatis." 

LiVY. Histories, XXXIV., 4. 
" There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty." 

" Petite hinc, juvenesque senesque 
Finem animo certum, miserisque viatica canis." 

Persius. Sati/res, 7., 64^ 
" There seek, ye old, ye voung, secure to find 
That certain end, which stays the wavering mind ; 
Stores which endure, when other means decay. 
Through life's last stage, a sad and cheerless way." — [Oifford.) 

** Philosophia enim simulari potest, eloquentia non potest." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, XII., 3, 12. 

" It is possible to feign philosophy ; impossible to feign eloquence." 

''Philosophia me doouit non tantum beneficium amare, sed etiam 
maleficium, magisque judicio impartire quam commodo inservire, 
et quod in commune expediat malle quam quod mihi." 

ApuiiEius. Florida, II., 9, 38. 

" Philosophy has taught me to value not only favours, but even injuries ; 
to study the dictates of reason rather than my own convenience, 
and to prefer what is of benefit to the world at large to what is ad- 
vantageous to myself." 

'''Philosophia, ut fertur, virtutis continet et officii et bene vivendi 
disciplinam." Cicero. In Pisonem, XXIX., 71. 

" Philosophy comprises the understanding of virtue, of duty and of right 

" Piotoribus atque poetis 
Quidlibet audendi semper fuit aequa potestas. 
ScimuB, et hanc veniam petimusque damusque vicissim." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 9. 
"* Poets and painters (sure you know the plea) 
Have always been aulowea their fancy nee. 
I ovm it ; 'tis a fair excuse to plead ; 
By turns we claim it, and by turns concede." — {Oonington,) 


^ (Meo judicio,) pietas fundamentum est omniam virtutum." 

CiCBBO. Pro Planoio, XIL, 29. 
** Filial piety is the foundation stone of all the virtues." 

'* (Garrulus atque) piger soribendi feire laborem, 
Scribendi recte." Hobace. SaUreSf J., 4, 12. 

'* Fluent, yet indolent, he would rebel 
Against the toil of writing, writing welL" — (Oonington,) 

** Pindarum quisquis studet aemulari, 
lule, ceratis ope Daedalea 
Nititur pennis, vitreo daturus 

Nomina ponto." Hobaoe. Odes^ TV,, 2, 1. 

'* Who fain at Pindar's flight would aim, 
On waxen wings, lulus, he 
Soars heavenward, doom'd to give his name 
To some new sea." — (ConiTigton.) 

** Plaoeat hominl quicquid dec placuit." 

Seneca. Epistolae, LXXIV., 20. 

" Whatever is God's pleasure should be man's pleasure." 

" Placet ille meus mihi mendicus ; suus rex reginae placet. 
Idem animus est in paupertate, qui dim in divitiis fuit." 

Plautus. Stichtis, Act J., Sc, II., 76. — (Pinadum.) 
** My beggar is agreeable to me. 
Her king is to his queen agreeable. 
And she the same in poverty or riches." — {BormeU Thornton,) 

'* Plausibus ex ipsis populi, laetoque favore, 
Ingenium quodvis incaluisse potest." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, III,, 4, 29. 
"The applause, the favour of our fellow-men. 
Fans even a spark of genius to a flame." 

" Plenus annis abiit, plenus honoribus." 

Pliny the Younqeb. Epistolae, IL, 1. 
*' He is gone from us, full of years and full of honours." 

** Pleraque in summa fortuna auspiciis et consiliis quam telis et mani- 
bus geri." Tacitus. Annals, XIII. , 6. 

"The highest rank chiefly worked through its prestige and its counsels 
more than by sword and hand." — {Chvrch and Brodribb.) 

** Plerique homines, quos, quum nihil refert, pudet ; ubi pudendum est» 
Ibi eos deserit pudor, quom usus est, ut pudeat." 

Plautus. Epidictis, Act II., Sc. I., 1. — (Apoecides.) 

" It's the same with most men : they're ashamed 
Without occasion : when they should be so. 
Then shame deserts them." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Plerique neque in rebus humanis quidquam bonum norunt, nisi quod 
iructuosum sit, et amicos, tanquam pecudes, eos potissimum 
diligunt, ex quibus sperant se maximum fructum esse captures." 

CiCEBO. De Amicitia, XXL, 79. 

" In the aff'airs of this world many men recognise nothing as good, unless 
it is also profitable, and value their friends as they do their live stock, 
proportionately to their expectation of making a profit out of thenw" 


" Plerumque gratae divitibus vices, 
Mundaeque parvo sub lare pauperum 
Genae, sine aulaeis et ostro 

Solicitam ezplicuere &ontem.'' Horace. Odes^ IIL^ 29, 13. 

'^ In change e'en Inznry finds a zest : 

The poor man's supper, neat, but spare, 
With no gay couch to seat the guest. 

Has smoothed the rugged brow of care." — {Conington.) 

''* Plerumque ipsam se fraudem, etiamsi initio cautior fuerit, detegere." 

LiVY. Histories, XLJV., 16. 

**A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed at the outset, will 
generally, in the end, betray itself." 

'<* Plerumque stulti risum dum captant levem, 
Gravi destringunt alios contumelia, 
Et sibi vicissim concitant i)ericulum." 

Phabdrus. Fables, I., 29, 1. 
"Ofttimes the fools who raise an empty laugh 
Offer thereby grave insult to their neighbours. 
And fire a train which ends in their undoing." 

** Ploratur lacrimis amissa pecunia veris." 

Juvenal, Satires, XIIL, 134. 
"We mourn our money lost with genuine teais." 

" Plura saepe peccantur dum demeremur quam dum ofEendimus." 

Tacitus. Annals, XV., 21. 

"More faults are often committed while we are trying to oblige than 
while we are giving offence." — (Church and Brodribb.) 

" Plura sunt, Lucili, quae nos terrent quam quae premunt, et saepius 
opinione quam re laboramus." Seneca. Epistolae, XIIL, 4. 

"The things which alarm us are more numerous than the things which 
injure us, and we more often suffer in imagination than in fact." 

^'Plures efficimur quoties metimur a vobis; semen est ssuiguis 
Ghristianorum." Tertullian. Apologeticus, 48. 

"The more you mow us down, the more thickly we grow; the blood of 
Christians is fresh seed." 
(Generally quoted, " The blood of the Christians is the seed of the Chwrch ".) 

" Plurima sunt quae 
Non audent homines pertusa dicere laena." 

Juvenal. Satires, 7., 130. 
" Oh, there is much that never can be spoke 
By a poor client in a threadbare cloak ! "—(Oifford.) 

" Plurimum facere, minimum ipse de se loqui." 

Sallust. Jugurtha, VL 

" Do as much as possible, and talk of yourself as little as possible." 

** Plus aegri ex abitu viri quam ex adventu voluptatis cepi." 

Plautus. Amphitryo, Act 11. , Sc. II., 11. — {Akumena.) 

"I've ta'en of grief 
From the departure of my husband more 
Than I received of pleasure from his coming." 

—(Bonnell Thornton*) 


** Plus aloes quam mellis habet." JuvenaIi. Satires, VL, 181* 

'* There's more of gall than honey in yonr cup." 

** Plus amat e natis mater plerumque duobus, 
Pro cujus reditu, quod gerit anna, timet." 

Ovid. Remedia AmoriSy 647. 
« The mother of two sons loves him the best 
For whose return from war she, trembling, prays." 

** Plus apud me tamen vera ratio valebit quam vulgi opinio.'* 

CiCEBO. Paradoxa^ J., 8. 

" Sound argument will have more weight with me than popular opinion.*' 

" Plus est quam vita salusque 
Quod perit ; in totum mundi prostemimur aevum.'* 

LucAN. Pharsalia, YIL, 640. 

'* 'Tis not mere life and safety that's at stake ; 
We are o'erthrown for all eternity." 

" Plus ibi boni mores valent quam alibi bonae leges.** 

Tacitus. Qermawla^ XIX, 

"Good morals have there more effect than good laws elsewhere." 

** Plus impetus, majorem constantiam penes miseros esse." 

Tacitus. Agricokif XV, 

** There is more impetuosity and, at the same time, more steadfastness io 
those who are unfortunate." 

" (Ut judicari possit,) Plus in amicitia valere similitudinem morum 
quam affinitatem." Coenelius Nepos. AtticTis, 5. 

" In friendship similarity of character has more weight than kinship." 

** Plus oportet scire servom quam loqui.'* 

Plautus. Miles Gloriosus, Act IL^ Sc. V., 67. — {Palaestrio,) 

"A servant ought to know more than he sipe&ks."—{Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Plus tibi virtus tua dedit quam fortuna abstulit." 

Cicero. Ad Familiares, y., 18, 1» 
"Your virtue has given you more than fortune has taken from you." 

" Poena potest demi, culpa perennis erit." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, J., 1, 64. 

"The penalty may be remitted, the crime is eternal." 

*• (Usus) Poetae, ut moris est, lioentia." 

Phaedhus. FableSf IV,, 25, 8. 

" Using, as his habit is, a poet's licence." 

** Poeticam istud licentiam decet." 

Seneca. NaturaUs QicaestioneSf II, 44, 1, 

"That befits the poet's licence." 

•* Pollicitis dives quilibet esse potest." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, L, 444. 

" In promises who will may wealthy be." 
" Pollicitus meliora." Horace. Odes, L, 29, 16. 

" One who gave promise of better things." 


"Popularis aura." Cicero. De Haruspiawm Responsis, XX,, 43. 

" The breeze of popular favour." 

"Populi imperium juxta libertatem, paucorum dominatio regiae 
libidini propior est." Tacitus. Annals, VL, 42. 

*• Popular government almost amounts to freedom, whUe the rule of a few 
approaches closely to a monarch's caprice." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

" (Virtus,) Populumque falsis 
Dedocet uti 
Yocibms." Horace. Odes, IL, 2, 19. 

*' Soon or late 
From lying words 
She weans men's lips." — {Conington.) 

" Populus me sibilat ; at mihi plaudo 
Ipse domi, simul ac nummos contemplor in area." 

Horace. Satires, I,, 1, 66. 

" * Folks hiss me,* said he, * but myself I clap 

When I tell o'er my treasures on my lap.' " — (Conington.) 

" Possunt quia posse videntur." Virgil, ^neid, V., 231. 

"They can because they think they can." — (Conington.) 

" Post inimicitias iram meminisse malorum est." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribus, II., 15. 

"Only the ill-natured remember their wrath when enmity is laid aside." 

** Post malam segetem serendum est." 

Seneca. Epistolae, LXXXL, 1. 

" After a bad crop we must sow again." 

" Post mortem in morte nihil est, quod metuam, mali." 

Plautus. Captivi, Act III., Sc. V., 83. — (Tyndarus.) 

** There is no evil I need dread in death, 
When death is over." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Post multa virtus opera laxari soleb." 

Seneca. Hercules Furens, 480. — {Amphitryon.) 

** After great labours valour colder grows." 

** Post te victurae per te quoque vivere chartae 
Incipiant. Cineri gloria sera venit." 

Martial. Epigrams, L, 25 (26), 7. 

" If after thee thy verses are to live, 
Let them begin whilst thou'rt alive. Too late 
The glory that illumines but thy tomb." 

" Posteriores cogitationes (ut aiunt,) sapientiores sclent esse." 

Cicero. Philippica, XIL, 2, 6. 

"Second thoughts, they say, are generally best." 

•' Postquam leges bello siluere coactae, 
Pellimur e patriis laribus patimurque volentes 
Exsilium." Lucan. Pharsalia, L, 277. 

"When law is silenced by the might of arms, 
We're driven from our home and fatherland. 
Yet exile not unwillingly we brave." 


*' Postquam omnis res mea Janum 
Ad medium fructa est, aliena negotia euro, 
Excussus propriis." Horaob. Satires, IL, 8, 19. 

"Why, ever since mv hapless all went down 
'Neath the mid arch, I go about the town. 
And make my neighbours' matters my sole care, 
Seeing my own are damaged past repair." — (Conington,) 

** Potest melior vincere, non potest non pejor esse qui vicerit." 

Seneca. Epistolae, ZI7., 13. 

"The better man may win, but he cannot fail to be the worse for his 

* Potius ignoratio juris litigiosa est quam scientia." 

GiCEBO. De LegibtiSt J., 6, 18. 

"The litigious spirit is more often found with ignorance than with know- 
ledge of law." 

*** Potiusque sero quam nunquam obviam eundum audaciae temeritati- 
que." LiVY. Histories^ IV., 3. 

" Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never." 

** Praecepto monitus, saepe te oonsidera." 

Phaedbus. Fdbles, IIL, 8, !• 
" Take, then, this rule to heart, and learn 
By constant searching thine own self to know." 

** Praecipuum munus annalium reor, ne virtutes sileantur, atque pravis 
dictis factisque ex posteritate et infamia metus sit." 

Tacitus. Annals^ III., 66. 

**This I regard as history's highest function, to let no worthy action be 
uncommemorated, and to hold out the reprobation of posterity as a 
terror to evil words and deeds." — {Chvrch and Brodribb.) 

** Praecipuum naturae bonum, mortem." 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History, VII. , 66. 
"Nature's choicest gift, death." 

" Praeferre patriam liberis regem decet." 

Seneca. Troades, 341. — (Agamemnon.) 

" 'Tis a king's duty to prefer his country to his children." 

" Praefulgebant Gassius atque Brutus eo ipso quod effigies eorum non 
visebantur." Tacitus. Annals, III., 76. 

"But Gassius and Brutus outshone them all from the very fact that their 
likenesses were not to be seen." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

" Praeterita magis reprehend! possunt quam corrigi." 

LiVY. Histories^ XXX,^ 30. 

" It is easier to reprobate than to correct our past errors." 

" Pravo favore labi mortales solent, 
Et, pro judicio dum stant erroris sui, 
Ad paenitendum rebus manifestis agi." 

Phaedbus. Fables, V., 5, !• 
"Applause bestowed perversely oft brings men to shame. 
And, while they stoutly hold to their mistaken judgment, 
The truth's proclaimed to their discomfiture." 


*• Premit altum corde dolorem." VntaiL. JSnetd, I., 209. 

'' Deep in his breast his grief he hides." 

** (Sed) pretium si grande feras, oustodia victa est ; 
iNeo prohibent claves ; et canis ipse tacet." 

TiBULLUs. Elegies, IL, 4, 83. 

" If but the bribe be large, the warder's thine ; 

No locks can stop thee ; e'en the watch-dog's dumb." 

** Prima est eloquentiae virtus perspicuitas." 

QniNTiLiAN. De Institutione OraUyria, IL, 3, 8. 

" The first virtue of eloquence is perspicuity," 

** Prima, inquit, oraterraad sitimpertinet, secunda ad hilaritatem, tertia 
ad voluptatem, quarta ad insaniam." 

Apulbius. Florida, IV., 20. 

"The first cup is for thirst, the second for merriment, the third for 
sensuality, the fourth for madness." 

** Prima urbes inter, divum domus, aurea Boma." 

AusoNius. Ordo Nobilium Vrbium, I, 

" First among cities, home of the gods, is golden Rome." 

** Primaque eorum proelia plus quam virorum, postrema minus quam 
feminarum esse.'* Livy. Histories, X., 28. — (Of the Gauls.) 

''They are more than men at the outset of their battles ; at the end thej 
are less than women." 

"Primo avulso non deficit alter." Virqie. Mneid, TZ, 143. 

** One plucked, another fills its room." — (Conington.) 

^' Primus Erichthonius currus et quattuor ausus 
Jungere equos, rapidusque rotis insistere victor.'* 

Virgil. Qeorgics, III., 113. 

"'Twas Erichthonius first conjoined the four. 
And rode triumphant on the rapid car." — (J, B. Rose.) 

Princeps qui delatores non castigat, irritat." 

D«MiTiAN. [Suetonius, VIIL, 9.) 
''The prince who does not punish informers encourages them." 

Principibus placuisse viris non ultima laus est." 

HOBACB. Epistolae, L, 17, 35. 

"To gain by honourable ways 
A great man's favour is no vulgar praise." — (Conington.) 

Principiis obsta. Sero medicina paratur, 

Cum mala per longas convaluere moras. 
Sed propera, nee te Venturas differ in horas : 

Qui non est hodie, eras minus aptus erit." 

Ovid. Bemedia Amoris, 91. 

" Face troubles from their birth, for 'tis too late to cure 
When long delay has given the evil strength. 
Haste then ; postpone not to the coming hour : to-morrow 
He'll be less ready who's not ready now." 





*' Principio coelum ac terras camposque liquentis 
Lucentemque globum Lunae Titaniaque astra 
Spiritus intus alit, totamque infusa per artus 
Mens agitat molem et magno se corpore miscet." 

ViBQiL. JBJnM, "FI., 724. 

"Know first, the heaven, the earth, the main, 
The moon's pale orb, the starry train, 

Are nourished by a soul, 
A bright intelligence, whose flame 
Glows in each member of the frame, 

And stirs the mighty whole." — (Conington,) 

*' Prinoipis est virtus maxima nosse sues." 

Mabtiaii. Epigrams, YIIL, 15, 8. 

*' 'Tis the first virtue of a prince to know his friends." 

** Prisca fides facto, sed fama perennis." Vibqil. JEneid, IX., 79. 

*' The tale long since was told. 
But fame is green, though faith be old." — (Conington,) 

'* Prisco si credis, Maecenas docte, Cratino, 
Nulla placere diu, nee vivere carmina possunt 
Quae scribuntur aquae potoribus." Hobacb. Epistolae^ L, 1^, "L 

" If truth there be in old Cratinus' song. 
No verse, you know, Maecenas, can five long 
Writ by a water-drinker." — {GonmgUm,) 

" Prius te cavisse ergo, quam pudere, aequom fuit.** 

Plautus. BacchideSy Act J7., Sc, IX. , 94. — {Nicobulus,} 

" Better it were that you had taken heed 
Before, than now to be ashamed." — {BonneU Thomtoru) 

" Priusquam incipias, consulto ; et ubi consulueris, mature facto opus 
est." Sallust. Catiline, I, 

" Before you act, consider ; when you have considered, 'tis fully time 
to act." 

" Priusquam Theognis (ut Lucilius ait) nasceretur." 

AuLUS Gellius. Noctes Atticae, J., 8, 8. 

"Before Theognis was born (as Lucilius says)." 

[Proverbial repression, meaning, ^^ In the very earliest timSi",) 

" Privatus illis census erat brevis. 
Commune magnum." Hobace. Odes, IL, 15, 18. 

"Each Roman's wealth was little worth. 
His country's much." — [Conington.) 

" Pro aris et foois." Cicebo. Pro Boscio Amervno, F. 

Sallust. Catiline, LIX. 
"For our altars and our hearths." 

•• Pro his nos habemus luxuriam atque avaritiam : publico egestfiNiem, 
privatim opulentiam: laudamus divitias, sequimur inertiam: 
inter bonos et malos discrimen nullum : omnia virtutis praemia 
ambitio possidet." Sallust. Catiline, LII. 

" Instead of this we have luxury and avarice ; public indigence side by side 
with private opulence ; we glorify wealth and pursue idleness ; between 
the worthy and the unworthy we make no distinction ; all the prizes of 
virtue are awarded to ambition." 

^^^F ** Pro peo< 


"Propeooato maguo paululum supplioii satia est palri." 

Tehbhck. Andria, Act 7., Sc. III., S2.~{Chremes.) 
"For & great f&nlt a little punishmant 
Soffiiiea to a father. "^[Ceorife Cobium.) 

" Fro Superi 1 quantum mortolia pectoia caecae 
Nootis habent I " Ovid. Metamotphosea, VI., *71. 

"Ye goda ] how dark the night that shrouda the heart of man t" 

" ProoiU o, prooul este, profani 1 " Veeqil. jEneid, IT., 258. 

"Back, ye imliallawed I" — [Oonington.) 

" Odi profiuiuin vulgns et arceo." Hobacz. Odes, III., 1, 1. 
"I bid the anhallowed crowd ayaunL" — {Oomngton.) 
" ProdigiiB et stultus donat, quae speruiC et odit. 
Haec segea ingratos tulit, et feret omnibus annis." 

HOBACB. Epiatolae, I., 7, 30. 
"'Tis silly prodigalitj to throw 
Those gifts broadcast whose value you don't know ; 
Such tillage yields iu^atitude and will, 
While human nature is the soil yon fill." — (Coninjiim,) 
" Proditorea etiam iis quos anteponunt invisi sunt." 

Tacitus. AtomIs, I., t>8. 
" Traitors are detested even by these whom they prefer." 

-l&AurcA and Brodrlbb.) 
" ProaUis ambiguus, ballo non victua." 

TiciTua. Atmais, II,, 88. — (0/ Arminius.) 

a war remained nn< 

"(He) had fought, indeed, iudeciaive battles, yet it 
coaquered. — (CfturiA and BrodrM.) 

" Profecto in aedea meaa me absenta n 
Volo intromitti ; atque etiam hoc praedico tibi : 
Si bona Portuna veniat, ne intromiaeria." 

PtiUTUS. Aubdaria, Act 1., Sc. IL, 20. — (BimKo.) 
" Be sure, let no one in while I'm away : 
I chftire you even if Good-Lnck should coma, 
Don't let her in."— (SiMmeM T/umitim.) 
" Profecto ut quiaque minimo contentus luit, 
Itft fortunatam vitam viiit inaiime. 
Ut philosopbi aiunt iabi, quibua quidvia sat est." 

Sextos Tdbpilidb. Litidia, Fragment TV. (IX.). 
"He who with emalleet means contentment hnds 
Will live the happiest life ; ao criea the sage, 
To whom wbate er he has suffices." 
" ProfesBoria lingua." Tacitus. Anrtdli, XIII., U, 

"A pedant's tongne."— (CTiariA and Brodriiib.) 
"Proinde, dum auppetit vita, enitamur ut mora quam paucissima, 
quae abolere posait, inveniat." 

Pliny the YooBauB. Epiatotae, V., 6. 
" Let UB tlien strive, while life lasts, to leave as little as possible for deatb 
to make an end of." 



(Telephus et Peleus, quum pauper et exsul uterque) 
Projicit ampuUfiis et sesquipedalia verba." 

HoBACB. De Arte Poetica, 97 

" Peleus or Telephus, suppose him poor 
Or driven to exile, talks in tropes no more ; 
His yard-long words desert him." — (Oonington,) 

-** Prope est ut libenter damnet, qui oito. Prope est ut inique puniat, 
qui nimis." Seneca. De dementia^ J., 14. 

"To condemn hastily is almost to condemn willingly. To punish ex- 
cessively is almost to punish unjustly." 

** Propemodum saeculi res in unum ilium diem fortuna oumulavit." 
QuiNTUS GuBTius. De Behus Oestis Alexandri Magni^ IV,y 16, 10. 

— {Of the battle of Arbela.) 

"It may almost be said that into that day fate crowded the events of a 

"** Proprium hoc statue esse virtu tis, conciliare animos hominum, et ad 
usus sues adjungere." Ciceeo. De Officns, 11.^ 6, 17. 

"It is Virtue's province to win her way into the hearts of men, and bind 
them to her service." 

•** Propter paupertatem hoc adeo nomen repperi ; 
Eg, quia paupertas fecit, ridiculus forem : 
Nam ilia omnes artes perdocet, ubi quern attigit." 

PiiAUTUS. Stichus, Act J., Sc, III., 22,— (OeUmmus.) 

" My father, when I was a tiny boy. 
Named me Gelasimus ; for, from my childhood, 
Laughter I raised in all — a talent this 
I owe to poverty — ^being bom poor, 
And fated so to live. For poverty, 
Whome'er she comes to, teaches every art.' 

— (Bonnell Thornton,) 

*• Prosperum ac felix scelus 
Virtus vocatur." Seneca. Hercules Fwrens, 255. — (Amphitryon,) 

"We virtue call 
The crime that brings prosperity and fortune." 

•** Provocarem ad Philippum, sed sobrium." 

Valerius Maximus, 77., 2, Externa^ L 
" I would appeal to Philip, but to Philip sober." 

" Proximus ardet 
Ucalegon." ViRQUi. Mneid, II, y 311. 

" And now the flames 
Spread to Ucalegon's, our neighbour's, house." 

•• Proximus huic, longo sed proximus intervallo, 
Insequitur Salius." Vibqil. JEneid^ y,, 820. 

"Nearest him where none are near 
Young Salius strains in full career." — {Oonington.) 

■*• Proximus sum egomet mihi." 

Terence. Andria^ Act IV,, Sc, I., 12. — (Charintis,) 

**1 am my nearest neighbour." 


" Prudens futuri temporis exitum 
Galiginosa nocte premit Deus, 
Bidetque, si mortalis ultra 

Fas trepidat." Horace, Odes, III., 29, 29. 

"The issue of the time to be 

Heaven wisely hides in blackest night, 
And laughs, should man's anxiety 

Transgress the bounds of man's short sight." — {Conington.) 

" Pudet haec opprobria nobis 
Et did potuisse et non potuisse repelli." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, I., 768» 

"It shames us that these charges can be made, 
It shames us that they cannot be rebutted." 

" Pudore et liberalitate liberos 
Betinere satius esse credo, quam metu." 

Tebbnce. Adelphi, Act L, Sc, J., 82. — (Mcio.) 

'**Ti8, in my opinion, better far 
To bind your children to you by the ties 
Of gentleness and modesty than fear." — (George ColTnan.) 

" Pueri inter sese quam pro levibus noxiis iras gerunt. 
Qua propter ? quia enim, qui eos gubemat animus, infirmum gerunt." 

Tbrbsncb. Hecyra, Act III., Sc. L, 30. — (Parmeno.) 

"Observe how lightly children squabble. Why ? 
Because they're governed by a leeble mind." — (George Colman.) 

" Pulchra mulier nuda erit, quam purpurata, pulchrior." 

Plautus. Mostelkma, Act L, Sc. III., 181. — (Scapha.) 

"A naked beauty is more charming than 
From head to foot in purple." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Pulohrum est benefacere reipublicae, etiam bene dicere baud absurdum 
est." S^LLUST. Catiline, III. 

" Most honourable are services rendered to the State; even if they do not 
go beyond words, they are not to be despised." 

" Pulchrum est digito monstrari et dicier — Hie est 1 " 

Pebsius. Satires, L, 28. 

"But, sure, 'tis pleasant, as we walk, to see 
The pointed finger, hear the loud * That's he* 
On every side." — (Gifford.) 

*• Punica fide." Saleust, Jugwrtha, CVIIL 

"With Punic faith." 

" Qua fiumen placidum est, forsan latet altius unda." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribits, IV., 81. 
" Where the river flows calmly, there perchance is it deepest." 

" Quadrupedante putrem sonitu quatit ungula campum." 

ViBQiL. JEneid, VIIL, 696.— (C/. ^neid, XL, 875.) 

"Homy feet 
Recurrently the champaign beat 
And shake the crumbling ground." — (Contngton,) 


** Quae belua ruptis, 
Gum semel efiugit, reddit se prava catenis? " 

Horace. Satires, 27., 7, 70. 

** What beast that has escaped its riven chain 
Is base enough to seek its bonds again? " 

** Quae caret ora cruore nostro 7 " Horace. Odes, 27., 1, 36. 

" What coast from Roman blood is free ? " — {Conington.) 

** Quae cum ita pugnaret, tamquam quae vincere nollet, 

Yicta est non aegre proditione sua." Ovm. Amores, L, 5, 15. 

' ** She who resists as though she would not win, 
By her own treason faUs an easy prey." 

■** Quae enim domus tam stabilis, quae tarn firma civitas est, quae non 
odiis atque dissidiis funditus possit evert! ? " 

CiCEBO. De AnUdtia, FTJ., 23. 

"There is no house so strong, no state so firmly established, that it may 
not be levelled to the ground by internal ha^ds and dissensions." 

'** Quae est autem in hominibus tanta perversitas, ut inventis frugibus 
glande vescantur ? " Cicero. Orator^ 9, 31. 

"What perversity is this in mankind, that when firuits are to be found they 
prefer to live on acorns ? " 

^' (Nam) quae indotata est, ea in potestate est viri ; 
Dotatae mactant et male et damno vires." 

Plautus. Aulularia, Act III., Sc. 7., 60. — {Megadonis.) 

" Maidens that come dowerless 
Are ever in their husbands' power, but dames 
With ftiU-swoln portions are their plague and ruin." 

— {Bonnell Thornton,) 

^* (Nam) quae mortal! cuiquam est amentia major, 
In Jovis errantem regno perquirere divos, 
Tantum opus ante pedes transire et perdere segnem ? ** 

LucHiius Junior. Aetna, 256. 

" What greater madness e'er afflicts a man 
Than when he wanders idly through the realms 
Of Jove, seeking the gods, and passes by 
The task that lies unheeded at his feet ? " 

^'Quae natura aut fortuna darentur hominibus, in iis rebus se vinoi 
posse animo aequo pat! ; quae ips! sib! homines parare possent, 
in iis rebus se pati non posse vinci." 

Crassus. {Cicero, de Oratore, II., 11, 45.) 

" We may cheerfully permit ourselves to be excelled in those things which 
are bestowed on mankind by nature or fortune, but not in those which 
men can secure for themselves by their own efforts." 

^ Quae nimis apparent retia, vitat avis." 

Ovid. Bemedia Amoris, 516. 

" If the net be spread 
Too openly, the bird avoids the snare." 


Quae potest esse vitae juounditas sublatis amicitiis ? " 

OiCBBO. Pro Plcmdo, XXXIIL, 80. 

** What sweetness is left in life if you take away Mendship I " 

** (Sed) quae praeclara et prospera tantum, 
Ut rebus laietis par sit mensura malorum." 

JuvBNAXi. Satires, X., 97. 

^* Tet what delight can rank and power bestow, 
Since every joy is balanced by its woe I " — (Oiford,) 

^Quae quidem laudatio hominis turpissimi mihi ipsi erat paene 
turpis." GiCEBO. In Pisonem, XXIX,, 72. 

"Such praise, coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its 

** Quae regio in terris nostii non plena laboris ? " 

Virgil. JBneid, Z, 460. 

" * Is there, Mend,' he cries, * a spot 

That knows not Troy^s unhappy lot.* " — {Conington,) 

** Qu8ie res in se neque consilium neque modum 
Habet ullum, earn consilio regere non potes." 

Terence. EuvMchtis, Act Z, Sc. Z, 12. — (Parmeno,) 

"The thing which hath not in itself 
Or measure or advice, advice can't rule." — (George Cohnan.) 

** Quae vera audivi taceo et contineo op time : 
Sin falsum, aut vanum, aut flctum est, continuo palam est : 
Plenus rimarum sum, hac atque iliac perfluo. 
Proin tu, taceri si vis, vera dicito." 

Terence. EuntichtiSt Act Z, Sc, II., 23. — (Parmeno,) 

"The truths 1 hear I wiQ conceal ; whate'er 
Is false, or vain, or feigned, I'll publish it. 
I'm full of chinks, and run through here and there; 
So, if you claim my secrecy, speak truth."— (G^ewye Golman,) 

Quae virtus et quanta, boni, sit vivere parvo 

(Nee mens hie sermo est, sed quae praecepit Ofellus 

Busticus, abnormis sapiens, crassaque Minerva), 

Discite." Horace. Satires, II,, 2, 1, 

"The art of frugal living, and its worth, 
To-day, my friends, Ofellus shall set forth 
(*Twa8 he that taught it me, a shrewd, clear wit, 
Though country-spun, and for the schools unfit)." — (Conington.) 

' Quaenam summa boni ? Mens quae sibi conscia recti. 
Pemicies homini quae maxima ? Solus homo alter." 

AnsoNins. Septem Sapientum Sententiae, " Bias," I. 

" What is the highest good ? A heart conscious of its own purity. What 
is man's deadliest foe ? His fellow-man." 

" Quaeris Alcidae parem ? 
IXemo est nisi ipse." Seneca. Hercules Furens, 84. — (Juno,) 

'* Ton seek Alcides' equal ? He has none 
Beside himself." 



" Qualem commendes etiam atque etiam aspice, ne mox 
Incutiant aliena tibi peccata pudorem.'* 

HoBACB. Epistolae, I., 18, 76^ 

" Look round and round the man you recommend, 
For yours will be the shame should he oSend "-^[ConingUm.) 

" Quails artifex pereo I " Nbbo. {StteUmitis, VL, 49.) 

** What an artist dies in me I " 

'* Qualis dominus, talis et servus.*' 

Pbtbonius Abbiteb. Sat/ffricon, 58^ 
** like master, like man." 

" Quam inique comparatum est, hi qui minus habent, 
Ut semper aliquid addant divitioribus 1 " 

Tebence. Phormio, Act J., 8c, I., 7. — {Davus,} 

" Alack, how hard it is 
That he, who is already poor, should still 
Throw in his mite to swell the rich man's heap ! " 

— {Oeorge Colman,} 

" Quam iniqui sunt patres in omnes adolesoentes judices ! 
Qui aequum esse censent nos jam a pueris ilico nasci senes ; 
Neque illarum affines esse rerum quas fert Ckdolescentia." 

Tebence. HeautoniiTnorumenoSt Act IL, Sc, J., 1. — (Cliti^ho,) 

** What partial judges of all sons are fathers ! 
Who ask grey wiEdom from our greener years, 
And think our minds should bear no touch of youth." 

— [Oeorge Colman,) 

** Quam invisa sit singularis potentia et miseranda vita, qui se metui 
quam amari malunt, ouivis facile intellectu fuit." 

GoBNBLins Nefos. Dion, 9. 

" We can all understand how hateful is autocratic power, and how pitiable 
the lives of those who prefer to be feared ratiier than to be loved." 

" Quam multa injusta ao prava fiunt moribusl " 
Tebence. HeautontimorumenoSf Act IV,, Sc, VII,, 11. — {Chremes,) 

"How unjust 
And absolute is custom ! " — {George Colnuin.) 

"Quam multa sunt vota, quae etiam sibi fateri pudet! quam pauca 
quae facere coram teste possimus ! " 

Seneca. De BeneficUs, VL, 38, 6. 

" How many of our desires we are ashamed to acknowledge even to our- 
selves ! How few we dare give utterance to before witnesses ! " 

" Quam multum interest quid a quo fiat ! " 

Pliny the Younqeb. Episiolae, VI,, 24. 
" What a difference it makes by whom the deed is done ! " 

" Quam saepe forte temere 
Eveniunt quae non audeas optare t " 

Tebence. Phormio, Act V,, Sc, J., 30. — (Chremes,) 

*' How often fortune blindly brings about 
More than we dare to hope for 1 "^{George Caiman,) 


** Quam scitum est ejusmodi parare in animo cupiditates, 
Quas quum res advorsae sient paullo mederi possisi" 

Terence. PhormiOt Act F., Sc. IV., 2. — {Antijpho.) 

"How wise to foster such desires alone, 
As, although cross'd, are easily supplied 1 " — {Oeorge Cfolnum.) 

" Quam valient aethere in alto 
Nuno et pauperiem at duros parfarra laboras 1 " 

ViBQiL. ^neid, VLy 43(k 

" How gladly now in upper air 
Contempt and beggary would they bear, 
And labour's sorest pain ! " — {Gonington,) 

" Quamlibet saepa obligati, si quid unum neges, hoc solum meminerunt,. 
quod nagatum ast." Pliny the Younger. Epistolae^ III,, 4, 

"However often you may have done them a favour, if you once refuse 
they forget everything except your refusal." 

" Quamquam longissimus, dies oito conditur." 

Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, IX., 86. 

" The longest day soon comes to end." 

*' Quamquam res nostraa sunt, patar, pauparculae, 
Modica et modasta melius ast vitam vivara ; 
Nam si ad paupartatam admigrant infamiaa, 
Gravior paupertas fit, fides sublestior." 

Plautus. Persa, Act IIL, 8c, L, 17,^Virgo,\ 

"Since our pittance is but small, we ought 
To lead a frugal and a modest life. 
For if to poverty we add disgrace, 
Our poverty will be of double weight. 
Our credit of no weight at a,\l."—(BonneU Thornton,) 

" Quando artibus, inquit, honestis 
Nullus in urbe locus, nulla amolumanta laborum, 
Bes hodie minor est hare quam fuit, ac aadem oras 
Detarat axiguis aliquid : proponimus illuc 
Ire, fatigatas ubi Daedalus axuit alas." Juvenal. Satires, III., 21 

" Since virtue droops, he cried, without regard, 
And honest toil scarce hopes a poor reward ; 
Since every morrow sees my means decay. 
And still makes less the little of to-day ; 
I jB^o where Daedalus, as poets sing. 
First checked his flight and closed his weary wing." — (Oifford,) 

" Quando conveniunt ancilla, Sibylla, Camilla, 
Sermonem faciunt at ab hoc, at ab hac, et ab ilia." 

Richard Taubmann {of Wittenberg). Taubmanivicma (Frankfort. 

1710), i>. 263. 

" When with her friends Camilla goes a-walking, 
Of this and that and t'other they'll be talking/' 



"Quando hie sum, non jejuno Sabbato: quando Bomae sum, jejuno 
St. Ambrose. {Qttoted by St. Augustine, Letters, XXXVL, § 32, 

ad Caswianum.) 

** When 1 am here, I do not fast on Saturday ; when I am in Rome, I fast 
on Saturday." 

" Cum fueris Romae, Bomano vivito more, 
Cum fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi." 

Anon. (Jeremy Taylor, Dicctor Dubitantivm, Bk, I., 

Cap. J., 6, 6.) 

** When you're in Rome, then live in Roman fashion ; 
When you're elsewhere, then live as there they live." 

" (Et) quando uberior vitiorum copia ? quando 
Major avaritiae patuit sinus ? " Juvenal. Satires, J., 87. 

** Sav, when did vice a richer harvest yield ? 
When did fell avarice so engross the mind? " — [Gifford.) 

^* Quanta mea sapientia est, 
E malis multis malum quod minimum est, id minimum est malum.*' 
Plautus. Stichtis, Act J., Sc. II., 62. — (Pinacium.) 

"Sir, as far 
As my poor skill will go, of many evils 
That evil which is least is the least evil." — [Bonnell T/wrrUon,) 

" Quanto diutius considero, tanto mihi res videtur obscurior." 

Cicero. De Natura Deorum, J., 22, 60. — (Simonides to Hiero.) 

** The more I think over the matter, the more difficult of comprehension it 
seems to me." 

" (Sensit Alexander, testa quum vidit in ilia 
Magnum habitatorem) quanto felicior hie qui 
^^"11 cuperet, quam qui totum sibi posceret orbem." 

Juvenal. Satires, XIV., 311. 

"Even Philip's son, when in his little cell. 
Content, he saw the mighty master dwell, 
Owned, with a sigh, that he who nought desired 
Was happier far than he who worlds required." — {Gifford.) 

** Quanto quis illustrior, tanto magis falsi ac festinantes, vultuque 
• composito, ne laeti excessu principis, neu tristiores primordio, 
lacrimas, gaudium, questus adulationem miscebant." 

Tacitus. Annals, I., 7. 

"The higher a man's rank, the more eager his hypocrisy, and his looks tho 
more carefully studied, so as neither to betray joy at the decease 
of one emperor, nor sorrow at the rise of another, while he mingled 
delight and lamentation with his flattery." — {Church and Brodribb. ) 

** Quanto quisque sibi plura negaverit, 
A dis plura feret. Nil cupientium 
Nudus castra peto, et transfuga divitum 
Partes linquete gestio." Horace. Odes, IIL, 16, 21. 

" He that denies himself shall gain the more 
From bounteous Heaven. I strip me of my pride, 
Desert the rich man's standard, and pass o'er 
To bare contentment's side.'* —{Conington.) 




" Quantum mutatus ab illo 
Hectore, qui redit exuvias indutus Achillil " 

ViBGiL. Mneidt IL, 274. 

" How altered from the man we knew, 
Our Hector, who from day's long toil 
Comes radiant in Achilles spoil,^(Coningt(m,) 

Quantum ooulis, animo tam procul ibit amor." 

Propbbtius. Elegies^ IV. (III.), 21, 10. 

" Far as I journey from thy sight, so far 
Shall love too journey from my mind." 

Quantum quisque sua nummorum servat in area, 

Tantum habet et fidei." Juvenal. Satires, III., 143. 

" Each man shall trusted be so far 
As he has money in his coffers stored." 

** Quare, dum licet, inter nos laetemur amantes, 
Non satis est ullo tempore longus amor." 

Peopbbtius. Carmina, L, 20 (19), 26. 

"While in each other's presence lovers joy, 
No time's too long for love." 

" Quare religio pedibus subjecta vicissim 
Obteritur, nos ezaequat victoria coelo." 

LucBETius. De Berum Natura, J., 72. 

" Thus superstition have we trampled down 
In turn beneath our feet, and to the heavens 
We are exalted by our victory." 

** Quasi solstitialis herba, paulisper fui : 
Bepente exortus sum, repentino occidi." 

Plautus. Pseudolus, Act L, 8e. I., 86. — {Calidorus,) 

" Short was my life, like that of summer grass s 
Quickly I grew, and quickly withered." 

<* SolstitiaUs 
Velut herba solet, 
Baptusque simul." 

AusoNius. CommemoraHo Professorum, VI,, 84« 

** lake the summer crass^ 
Which doth but snow itself, and is cut down." 

M Quern animum nos adversus pueros habemus, huno sapiens adversus 
omnes, quibus etiam post juventam canos^ue puenlitas est." 

Sbnbca. D0 Constcmtta Sapientis, XIL, 1. 

**As we look upon children, so does the wise man look upon all those 
whose childishness has survived their youth and their grey hairs." 


** Qnem damnosa venus, quern praeceps alea nudat, 
Gloria quern supra vires et vestit et ungit, 
Quern tenet argenti sitis importuna famesque, 
Quern paupertatis pudor et fuga, dives amicus, 
Saepe decern vitiis instructior, odit et horret." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 18, 21. 
** Him that gives in to dice or lewd excess, 
Who apes rich folks in equipage or dress, 
Who meanly covets to increase his store, 
And shrinks as meanly from the name of poor, 
That man his patron, though on all those heads 
Perhaps a worse offender, hates and dreads." — (ConingUm,) 

" Quern di diligunt 
Adolescens moritur, dum valet, sen tit, sapit." 

Plautus. Bacchides, Act TV,, Sc. VIL, 18. — {ChrysaXvA.) 

** Whom the gods love die young, while still they can enjoy 
Health, tastes and senses." 

** Quern metuunt odere : quern quisque odit, periisse expetit." 

Ennius. Incertae Fabulae, Fragment XXXVII, (XV.). 

" Whom men fear they hate, and whom they hate 
They long for his destruction." 

"Oderint dum metuant.'* 

Accius. AtreiM, Fragment IV, (IX,), — (Atreus,} 
" Let them hate provided that they fear." 

*( Quern metuit quisque, perisse oupii." 

Ovid. Amores, IL^ 2, 10, 
** He whom all hate all wish to see destroyed." 

*' Quem res plus nimio delectavere secundae, 
Mutatae quatient." Horace. Epistolae, J., 10, 30. 

" Take too much pleasure in good things, you'll feel 
The shock of adverse fortune makes you reel." — (Conitigton,) 

" Quem Venus arbitrum 
Dicet bibendi ? " Horace. Odes, IL, 7, 26. 

" Whom will Venus seat 
Chairman of cups ? " — {Conington,) 

•• Quemcunque miserum videris, hominem scias." 

Seneca. Hercules Fu/rens, 463. — (Lyctis,) 
** One that you see unhappy know to be a man." 

** Qui aliis nocent, ut in alios liberales sint, in eadem sunt injustitia, 
ut si in suam rem aliena convertant." 

Cicero. De Officiis, I., 14, 42. 

** Those who injure some to benefit others are acting as wrongfully as if 
they were turning other persons' property to their own use. 

" Qui amans egens ingressus est princeps in amoris vias, 
Superavit aerumnis is suis, aerumnas Herculis." 

Plautus. Persa, Act I., 1, l,—(Toxilv>s.) 
" When first a poor man steps into the path 
Of love, he must worse labours undertake 
Than Hercules. "—(JSonn^ ThwrUcm,) 


" Qui amat, tamen hercle si esurit, nullum esurit." 

Plautus. Casina, Act IV., Sc. XL, 2, 16. — {Stalmo.) 

" A man in love, 
Though he is hungry, does not think of eating." 

— [BonneU Thornton.) 

''^ Qui amicus est, amat ; qui amat non utique amicus est. Itaque 
amicitia semper prodest, amor etiam aliquando nocet." 

Seneca. EpistolaCy XXXV., 1. 

" He who is your friend loves you, but he who loves you is not always your 
friend. Thus friendship always benefits, but love sometimes injures." 

** Qui aut tempus quid postulet, non videt aut plura loquitur, aut se 
ostentat, aut eorum quibuscum est vel dignitatis vel commodi 
rationem non habet, aut denique in aliquo genere aut inconcin- 
nus aut multus est, is ineptus esse dicitur." 

GiCERO. De Oratore, XL, 4, 17. 

"He who does not perceive what is demanded by the circumstances, or 
says too much, or indulges in vain display, or does not take into 
account the rank, or study the convenience, of those with whom he 
finds himself, or, to be brief, is in any way awkward or prolix, is what 
we call a tactless person." 

-** Qui Bavium non odit, amet tua carmina, Maevi, 
Atque idem jungat vulpes et mulgeat hircos." 

ViRGiii. EclogtieSf XXI., 90. 

" Who hates not Bavius will love thy verses too, 
Maevius. and be will foxes yoke 
And milk ne-goats." 

* Qui beneficium dedit, ta.c6at, narret qui accepit.*' 

Seneca. De Benefidis, XL, 11, 2. 

** Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have 

'* Qui beneficium non reddit, magis peccat. Qui non dat, citius." 

Seneca. De Beneficiis, J., 1, 13. 

" His is the greater sin who does not return, his the swifter who does not 
bestow, a favour." 

** Qui blandiendo dulce nutrivit malum, 
Sero recusat ferre, quod subiit, jugum." 

Seneca. Phaedra, 139. — {The Nurse.) 

** She who by fond caress some pleasant sin 
Has nourished, all too late to bear the yoke 
Refuses, which on her own neck she's placed." 

"** Qui bona fide decs colit, amat et sacerdotes." 

Statius. Silvae, V, — (Praefatio.) 

" Who the gods truly worships loves their priests." 

** Qui bono sunt genere nati, si sunt ingenio malo, 
Suapte culpa ex genere capiunt genus, ingenium improbant." 

PiiAUTUS. Mercator, Act V., Sc. IV., 8. — {Eutychus.) 

** Whenever men of rank are ill-disposed. 
Their evil disposition stains that rank. — (J3onne22 Thornton.) 


•• Qui cavet ne decipiatur, vix cavet, cum etiam oavet , 
Etiam cum cavisse ratus est, saepe is cautor captus est." 

Plautus. Captivi, Act IL, Sc. IL, 5. — {Hegio.) 

** The greatest care 
Is scarce enough to guard against deceit 
And the most cautious, even when be thinks 
He's most upon his guard, is often tricked."— (Bonnell Thornton,) 

** Qui cupiet, metuet quoque ; porro 
Qui metuens vivet, liber mihi non erit unquam." 

Horace. Epistolae, Z, 16, 65. 

** Fearing's a part of coveting, and he 
Who lives in fear is no free man for me." — (Conington,) 

" Qui deorum consilium culpet, stultus inscitusqUe sit, 
Quique eos vituperet." 
Plautus. Miles GloriosuSy Act III., Sc. J., 141. — (Periplectomenes,) 

** Whoever blames the counsels of the gods, 
And finds fault with them, is a fool and ignorant." 

— {Bonnell Thornton.) 

*• Qui e nuce nucleum esse volt, frangit nucem." 

Plautus. Ctirculio, Act J., Sc. I., 66. — {Palinurtis,) 

** He that would eat the kernel breaks the nut." 

** Qui facit per alium est perinde ac si faciat per seipsum." 

Boniface VIII. Sexti Decretalium Liber, Bk. F., Tit. XX., de 

Regulis Juris, 72. 

" He who acts through an agent is responsible as though he acted himself. 

•' Qui fert malis auxilium, post tempus dolet." 

Phaedrus. Fables, IV., 18, 1. 

** Who aids the wicked suflfers in the end." 

** Qui fingit sacros auro vel marmore vultus, 
Non facit ille deos : qui rogat ille facit." 

Martial. Epigrams, VIII., 24, 6. 

" Not he makes gods who fashions sacred images 
In gold or marble fair : but he who prays to them." 

** Qui fit, Maecenas, ut nemo quam sibi sortem 
Seu ratio dederit, seu fors objecerit, ilia 
Gontentus vivat, laudet diversa sequentes ? " 

Horace. Satires, L, 1, 1, 

" How comes it, say, Maecenas, if you can, 
That none will live like a contented man 
Where choice or chance directs, but each must praise 
The folk who pass through life by other ways ? — {Conington.) 

•* Qui fugiebat, rursus proeliabitur." 

Tertullian, D* Fuga in Persecutione, X. 

** He who fled will fight on another occasion." 

" Qui genus jactat suum 
Aliena laudat." Seneca. Hercules Furens, 344. — {Lycus.) 

** Who of his lineage boasts but praises others' merits." 


*' Qui grate beneficium accipit, primam ejus pensionem solvit." 

Seneca. De Beneficiis^ II. ^ dfi. 

*' He wlio accepts a benefit gratefully pays back the first instalment o! 
his debt." 

*' Qui homo culpam admisit in se, nullus est tarn paiTvi preti 
Quin pudeat, quin purget se." 

Plautus. Aulularia^ Act IV., Sc. X., 60. — (Lyconides.) 

"Never was there 
A man so worthless, that had done a fault, 
But was ashamed, and sought to clear himself.*' 

— {Bonnell Thornton,) 

" Qui homo timidus erit in rebus dubiis, nauci non erit." 

Plautus. Mostellaria, Act V., Sc. I., 1. — {Tranio.) 

** Things to a crisis come, the timid man 
Is not* worth e'en a nutshell." — {Bonndl Thornton.) 

** Qui ipse haud amavit, aegre amantis ingenium inspicit." 
Plautus. Miles OUmosuSt Act III, Sc. I., 43. — {Periplectomenes.) 

" He who has never been himself in love 
Can hardly see into a lover's mind." — {BonneU Thornton.) 

** Qui ipse sibi sapiens prodesse non quit, nequidquam sapit." 

Ennius. Medea, Fragtnent XV. (XIII.). 

** Whose wisdom is no service to himself is wise in vain." 

** Qui mentiri aut fallere insufirit patrem 
Aut audebit, tanto magis audebit ceteros." 

Terence. Adelphi, Act I., Sc. I., 30. — (Micio.) 

** Whosoe'er 
Hath won upon himself to play the false one, 
And practise impositions on a father, 
Will do the same with less remorse to others." — (Oeorge Caiman.) 

" Qui mori didicit, servire dodidicit." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XXVI. , 10. 

" He who has learnt to die has forgotten how to serve." 

"Qui morte cunctos luere supplicium jubet, 
Nescit tyrannus esse. Diversa inroga ; 
Miserum veta perire, felicem jube." 

Seneca. Hercules Furens, 616. — (Lycus.) 

** Who metes to all the penalty of death 
Knows not the tyrant slower. Vary the pain ; 
Forbid the unhappy, bid the happy, die." 

"Qui multorum custodem se profiteatur, eum sapientes sui primum 
capitis aiunt custodem esse oportere." 

Cicero. Philipjpica, XII., 10, 25. 

"The wise say that he to whose care the safety of many is entrusted must 
first show that he can take care of himself." 


" Qui, ne tuberibus propriis o£fendat amicum. 
Postulat, ignoscat verrucis illius. Aequum est 
Peccatis veniam poscentem reddere rursns." 

HoBACS. Satires, J., 3, 73. 
" He that has fears his blotches may offend 
Speaks gently of the pimples of his friend : 
For reciprocity exacts her dues, 
And they that need excuse must needs excuse." — {ConingUm,) 

** Qui nescit tacere, nescit et loqui." Seneca. De Moribtcs, 132. 

** He who does not know how to keep silence does not know how to speak." 

** (Soles) qui nobis pereunt, et imputantur." 

Martial. Epigrams, V., 20, 13. 

** The days which we let pass are scored against us." 

" Qui nolet fieri desidiosus, amet," Ovid. Amores, L, 9, 46. 

'* He who would not be idle, let him fall in love." 

** Qui non vetat peccare, oum possit, jubet." 

Seneca. Troades, 300. — (Agamemnon,) 
" Who does not, when he may, forbid a crime 
Ck)mniands it." 

" Qui nunc it, per iter tenebricosum, 
Illuo unde negant redire quemquam." 

Catullus. Carmina, III., 11. 
*• Who goeth now, along the shadowy path, 
* To that bourne whence no traveller returns *." 

" Qui per virtutem peritat, is non interit." 

Plautus. Captwi, Act 111,, Sc, 7., S2,—(Tyndarus,) 

** Death I esteem a trifle, when not merited - 
By evil actions."— (jBow71«ZZ TJiamton.) 

'* Qui se ipse laudat, oito derisorem invenit." Publilius Sybus, 426. 
" He who praises himself will soon find a scoffer." 

** Qui se laudari gaudent verbis subdolis. 
Sera dant poenas turpes poenitentia." 

Phaedbus. Fables, I., 13, 1. 

" Those who are charmed by subtle flatteries, too late 
Repent when they have paid the shameful penalty." 

" Qui se metui volent, a quibus metuentur, eosdem metuant ipsi necesse 
est." CiCEBO. De Officiis, IL, 7, 24. 

"Those who desire to be feared, cannot but fear those by whom they. are 

" Qui terret plus ipse timet ; sors ista tyrannis 

Claudianus. De Quarto Consulatu Honorii, 290. 

" He who inspires fear, but fears the more 
Himself ; behold the tyrant's fitting fate ! " 

** Qui seoum loqui poterit, sermonem alterius non requiret." 

GicEBO. Tusculanae Disputationes, F., 40, 117. 

'*He who can commune witn himself does not seek for speech with 


"Quisemel verecundiae fines transient, eum bene et nq^viter oportet 
esse impudentem." Cicero. Ad Familiares, F., 12, 3. 

"When once a man has overstepped the bounds of modesty he may as 
well become thoroughly and frankly shameless." 

** Qui sibi semitam non sapiunt, alteri monstrant viam ; 
Quibu' divitias pollicentur, ab iis drachmam ipsi petunt." 

Ennius. [QiLoted by Cicero, De Divinatione, I., 68, 132.) 

"Though they know not the path, they'll point the way to others ; 
They'll promise wealth, and then they'll beg a trifling loan." 

" Qui statuit aliquid parte inaudita altera, 
Aequum licet statuerit, haud aequus fuit." 

Seneca. Medea^ 198. — (Medea.) 

"If judgment's given before both sides are heard, 
The judgment may be just, but not the judge." 

** Qui studet optatam cursu contingere metam, 
Multa tulit fecitque puer, sudavit et alsit ; 
Abstinuit Venere et vino." Hobacb. De Arte Poetica, 412. 

"The youth who runs for prizes wisely trains. 
Bears heat and cold, is patient and abstains." — (Conington.) 

*' Qui stultis videri eruditi volunt, stulti eruditis judicantur." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, X, 7, 21. 

"Those who love to display their learning before fools are considered fools 
by the learned." 

" (Populo) Qui stultus honores 
Saepe dat indignis, et famae servit ineptus ; 
Qui stupet in titulis et imaginibus." Horace. Satires, J., 6, 15. 

"The town, 
That muddy source of dignity, which sees 
No virtue but in busts and lineal trees." — (Conington.) 

" Qui tacet consentire videtur.'* 

Boniface VIII. Sexti Decretalium Liber, Bk. T., Tit. XII., de 

ReguUs Jwris, 43. 

" Silence gives consent," 

" Qui timide rogat, 
Docet negare." Seneca. Phaedra^ 601. — (Phaedra.) 

'* He who asks timidly invites refusal." 

** Qui utuntur vino vetere, sapientes puto, 
Et qui libenter veteres spectant fabulas." 

Plautub, Casina, Prologue, 6. 

Who choose old wine to drink I esteem wise ; 
So I do those, who come by choice to see 
Old comedies." — (BonneU Thornton.) 

** Quia vera erant, dicta etiam credebantur." 

Tacitus. Annals, I., 74. 

"The things were true, and so were believed to have been said." 

— (Church and BrodrHb.) 


" Quia videt me snun amicitiam velle, more hominum faoit* 
Nam si opulentus it petitum pauperioris gratiam, 
Pauper metuit congredi ; per metum male rem gerit ; 
Idem quando illaec occasio periit, post sero cupit." 

PiiAUTUS. AuVuXwria^ Act IL, Sc. IL, 68. — (Megadoms.) 

** He treats me with disdain, because he sees 
I court his friendship. *Tia the way of them : 
If a rich man seek favour firom a poor one, 
The poor man is afraid to treat with him. 
And by his awkward fear hurts his own interest ; 
Then, when the opportumty is lost, 
Too late he wi^es to recover it." — {Bonnell ThorrvUm.) 

" Quicquid agunt homines, votum, timor, ira, yoluptas, 
Gaudia, discursus nostri est farrago libelli." 

JUYBNAL. jSo^e^r J., 85. 

" Whatever passions have the soul possessed. 
Whatever wild desires inflamed the breast, 
Joy, sorrow, fear, love, hatred, transport, rage. 
Shall form the motley subject of my page." — {Oifford,) 

" Quicquid bene dictum est ab ullo, meum est." 

Senbca. Epistolae, XVL, 7 

** Whatever has been well said by any one is my property." 

*' Quicquid delirant reges, plectuntur Acbivi." 

Horace. Epistolae^ J., 2, 14. 

** Let kings go mad and blunder as they may, 
The people in the end are sure to pay." — {Conington,) 


*' Humiles laborant, ubi potentes dissident.' 

Phaedrus. Fables^ I., 30, 1.. 
" The humble suffer when the mighty disagree." 

" Quicquid exspectatum est diu, levlus accedit." 

Seneca. Epistolae,LXXVni.,29. 
"Whatever has been long expected is less disconcerting when it arrives." 

*' Quicquid quaeritur optimum videtur." 

Petronius Arbiter. Satyricon, Cap, XCIII. 
" That always seems the best which we desire." 

** Quicumque amisit dignitatem pristinam, 
Ignavis etiam jocus est in casu gravi." 

Phaedrus. Fables^ I., 21> 1* 

" One who has fallen from his high estate 
E'en to the vile becomes a laughing-stock 
In his ill-fortune." 

** Quicumque misero forte dissuadet mori, 
Crudelis ille est. Interim poena est mori, 
Sed sa.epe donum." Seneca. Hercules Oetaeus^ 933. — {Deianira,} 

"Ah, cruel, who the unhappy would persuade 
To flee from death. Death is a punishment 
Sometimes and yet full oft to die is gain." 


*' Quicumque turpi fraude semel innotuit, 
Etiamsi verum dicit, amittit Mem." Phabdbus. Fables, Z, 10, 1. 

** Whoe'er has once been trapped in vile deceit, 
E'en when he speaks the truth, is ne'er believed." 

" Quid aetemis minorem 
Consiliis aDimum fatigas? " Hobace. Odes, IL, 11, 11. 

** Why with thoughts too deep 
O'ertask i mind of mortal frame ? "-—(Conington,) 

•• Quid avarus ? 
Stultus at insanus." Hobace. Satires, II., 3, 158. 

** Then what's a miser? Fool and madman both." — [Coning fan.) 

" Quid brevi fortes jaculamur aevo 
Multa ? Quid terras alio calentes 
Sole mutamus ? Patriae quis exsul 

Se quoque fugit ? " Hobace. Odes, II,, 16, 17. 

** Why bend our bows of little span ? 

Why change our homes for regions under 
Another sun ? What exiled man 

From self can sunder?" — [Conington.) 

** Quid datur a divis felici optatius hora ? '* 

Catullus. Carmina, LX, (LXIL), 30. 

** No gift more prized the gods can givA 
Than one hour's perfect happiness." 

** Quid de quoque viro, et cui dicas, saepe videto." 

Hobace. Epistolae, L, 18, 68. 

** Beware, if there is room 
For warning, what you mention, and to whom." — (Conington.) 

** Quid dignum tanto f eret hie promissor hiatu ? 
Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus." 

Hobace. De Arte PoePica, 138. 

"What's coming, pray, that thus he winds his horn ? 
The mountain labours, and a mouse is bom." — {Conington.) 

" Quid dulcius quam habere amicum, cum quo audeas ut tecum omnia 
loqui ? Servandus ergo est omni diligentia raro inventus amicus,, 
est enim alter ego." Seneca. De Moribus, 20. 

** What more delightful than to have a friend to whom you can tell every- 
thing as you would to yourself? No pains therefore must be spared to 
preserve what is so rarely found, a true friend, for he is a second self." 

" "^uid enim est melius quam memoria recte factorum et libertate 
contentum negligere humana ? " 

Brutus. {Cicero ad Brutum, J., 16, 9.) 

** What is better than to live in the contentment arising out of freedom and 
the recollection of duty well performed, careless of the things of this- 
earth ? " 

'* Quid enim interest inter suasorem facti et probatorem ? " 

Cicebo. Philippica, II., 12, 29. 

•* What difference is there between him who instigates and him who ap- 
proves the crime ? " 


" Quid enim ratione timemus 
Aut cupimus ? quid tarn dextro pede concipis ut te 
Conatus non poeniteat votique peracti?" 

Juvenal. Satires^ X. , 4. 

" For what, with reason, do we seek or shun ? 
What plan how happily soe'er begun, 
But, finished, we our own success lament. 
And rue the pains so fatally misspent?" — {OiffordJ) 

** Quid est enim duloius otio literate? " 

Cicero. Tusculanae Disputationes, F., 36, 105. 

" What is more delightful than lettered ease ? " 

** Quid est ineptius quam de dicendo dicere, quum ipsum dicere nun- 
quam sit non ineptum nisi quum est necessarium ? " 

Cicero. De Oratore, I., 24, 112. 

"What can be more foolish than to talk about talking, when talking itself 
is foolish except when it is necessary ? " 

** Quid est sanctius, quid omni religione munitius, quam domus unius 
oujusque oivium ? " Cicero. Ad Pontifices^ XLI.f 109. 

"What more sacred, what, more strongly guarded by every holy feeling, 
than a man's own home ? " 

" Quid est tam incertum quam talorum jactus ? tamen, nemo est quin, 
saepe jactans. Venerium jaciat aliquando, nonnunquam etiam 
iterum et tertium." Cicero. De Divinatione^ IL, 69, 121. 

"What is more uncertain than the fall of the dice? Yet every one will 
occasionally throw the double six, if he throws often enough ; nay, 
sometimes even twice or thrice running." 

** Quid est tam inhumanum quam eloquentiam, a natura ad salutem 
hominum et ad conservationem datam, ad bonorum pestem 
pemiciemque convertere?" Cicero. De OfficiiSj II., 14, 61. 

" What more barbarous than to pervert eloquence, which is a gift of nature 
for the salvation and preservation of mankind, to the ruin and de- 
struction of the good ? " 

■** Quid est turpius quam senex vivere incipiens ? " 

Seneca. Epiatolae, XIII., 13. 
" What more loathsome sight than an old man beginning to live ? " 

■*• Quid faciant leges, ubi sola pecunia regnat ? " 

Petronius Arbiter. Satyricon, Cap. XIV, 
" What power has law where only money rules ? " 

■•* Quid geris, extremis positus telluris in oris, 
Cultor arenarum vates ? " Ausonius. Epistolae, IV,, 3. 

" What dost thou, seer, on earth's remotest shore, 
A plougher of the sands ? " 

■•* Quid leges sine moribus 

Vanae proficiunt ? " Horace. Odes, III., 24, 36. 

"What can laws do which, without morality, are helpless?" 


" Quid juvat errorem mersa jam puppe fateri ? " 

Claudianus. In Eutrcypium, 11, , 7. 

" What boots it to confess thy fault, 
When thou hast wrecked thy bark ? " 

•* Quid mentem traxisse polo, quid profuit altum 
Erexisse caput, pecudum si more pererrant 
Avia, si frangunt, communia pabula, glandes ? " 

Claudianus. De Rapkt Proserpinae, IIL, 41. 

" Of what avail the mind from heaven drawn, 
Of what avail to walk with head held high, 
If, like the beasts, men wander in the wilds. 
Cracking the acorn for their common food ? " 

" Quid mihi opus est vita, qui tantum auri perdidi I " 

PiiAUTUS. Aulularia, Act IV.^ Sc, IX., IS.— (Euclio.) 

** Oh, what have I 
To do with life, deprived of such a treasure ! " — (Bonnell Thornton,) 

•* Quid non ebrietas designat ? Operta reoludit ; 
Spes jubet esse ratas ; ad proelia trudit inertem. 
Sollicitis animis onus eximit, addocet artes." 

Horace. Epistolae^ L, 5, 16. 

" Oh, drink is mighty ! secrets it unlocks. 
Turns hope to fact, sets cowards on to box. 
Takes burdens from the careworn, finds out parts 
In stupid folks, and teaches unknown arts." — {Conington,) 

" Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, 
Auri sacra fames ? " Virgil. JEneid^ 111.^ 56. 

" Fell lust of gold ! abhorred, accurst ! 
What will not men to slake such thirst?" — (Conington.) 

"Quid nostri philosophi? nonne in his libris ipsis, quos scribunt de 
contemnenda gloria, sua nomina inscribunt ? " 

Cicero. Tusculanae DisputationeSf I., 15, 34. 

" What shall we say of our philosophers ? Do they not put their names on 
the title-page of the very books which they write in depreciation of 
vainglory ? 

" Quid opus est longis in senatu sententiis, cum optimi cito consenti- 
ant ? " Tacitus. De OratoribuSf XLI, 

''What need of long debates in the senate wlicn the leaders are early in 
agreement ? " 

•• Quid pluma levins ? Pulvis. Quid pulvere ? Ventus. 
Quid vento ? Mulier. Quid muliere ? Nihil." 
Quoted as *' Incerti Auctoris "in" Davison^ s Poetical Bhapsody ** 

(temp, James I, ; rejprinted, 1890).* 
Thus translated by Walter Davison : — 

" Dust is lighter than a feather, 
And the wind more light than either : 
But a woman's fickle mind 
More than feather, dust or wind ". 

• The last line is also read, probably more correctly, 

''Quid vento? Meretriz. Quid saeretrice ? NihU." 


""Quid quiBque nostrum de se ipse loquatur, non est, sane, non est 
requirendum. Boni viri judicent. Id est maxime moment! et 
ponderis." Cicebo. In Vatinium^ rV,^ 9. 

*' What each one of us thinks of himself is really not the question. Let 
us take the opinion of virtuous men, which will have weight and 

''^ Quid quisque vitet nunquam homini satis 

Cautum est in horas." Hobace. Odes^ IL, 13, 18. 

" The dangers of the hour ! no thought 
We give them." — (GoningUmJ) 

"** Quid, quod nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit ? " 

Puny the Elder. Natural History ^ VIL, 41, 

** No mortal man, moreover, is wise at all moments." 

** Quid Romae faciam ? Mentiri nescio ; librum 
Si mains est, nequeo laudare et poscere." 

Juvenal. Satires, IIL, 41. 

** But why, my friend, should I at Rome remain ? 
I cannot teach my stubborn lips to feign ; 
Nor, when I hear a great man s verses, smile 
And beg a copy, if I think them vile." — {Oifford,) 

*^ Quid si redeo ad illos, qui aiunt, quid si nunc coelum ruat ? " 

Terence. Heautontimorumenos^ Act IV,, Sc. IIL^ 41. — (Synis,) 

" Suppose, as some folks say, the sky should fall." — {George Colman,) 

** Quid sit futurum eras, fuge quaerere." Horace. Odes, L, 9, 13. 
"Oh, ask not what the mom will bring ! " — (Gonington.) 

*• Quid crastina volveret aetas 
Scire nefas homini." Statius. TJiebais, III,, 562. 

" Heaven forbids that man should know 
What change to-morrow's fate may bring." 

** Quid tam ridiculum quam adpetere mortem, cum vitam inquietam 
tibi feceris metu mortis ? " 

Seneca. Epistolae, XXIV,, 23. — (A Saying of Epicurtis.) 

''What is more ridiculous than to seek death, because through fear of 
death you have filled your life with anxiety ? " 


(Nunc itaque et versus et cetera ludicra pono ;) 

Quid verum atque decens euro et rogo et omnis in hoo sum ; 

Oondo et compono, quae mox depromere possim." 

Horace. Epistolae, L, 1, IL 

" So now I bid my idle songs adieu. 
And turn my thoughts to what is right and true ; 
I search and search, and when I find. I lay 
The wisdom up agunst a rainy day.' —(ContTi^^on.) 


** Quid voveat dulci nutricula majus alumno 
Quam sapere et fari ut possit quae sentiat, et onl 
Gratia, fama, yaletudo contingat abunde, 
Et mundus victus, non deficiente crumena ? " 

HoBACE. Epistolaei J., 4, 8. 

" What could fond nurse wish more for her sweet pet 
Than friends, good looks, and health without a let, 
A shrewd, clear head, a tongue to speak his mind, 
A seemly household, and a purse well lined ?" — {Conington.) 

** Quidquid Amor jussit, non est contemnere tutum : 
Begnat et in dominos jus habet ille decs." 

Ovid. Heroidea^ IV,^ 11. 

" With safety ne'er may Love's behests be slighted ; 
He reigns e'en o'er the gods who are our lords." 

" Quidquid excessit modum, 
Pendet instabili loco." Seneca. Oedipus^ 930. — (Choirus.) 

'* Whate'er has passed the mean 
Stands upon slippery ground." 

" Quidquid in altum 
Fortuna tulit, ruitura levat." 

Seneca. Agamemnon^ 101. — (Choriis,) 

" When Fortune raises aught on high, 
"lis that she may in ruin cast it down." 

** Quidquid multis peccatur inultum est." 

LuoAN. Pharsalia, V., 260. 

" A crime which is the crime of many none avenge." 

** Quidquid praecipies, esto brevis, ut cite dicta 
Percipiant animi deciles teneantque fideles ; 
Omne supervacuum pleno de pectore manat.'* 

Horace. De Arte PoeHca, 335. 

" Whene'er vou lecture be concise ; the soul 
Takes in short maxims, and retains them whole ; 
But pour in water when the vessel's filled. 
It simply dribbles over and is spilled." — {Conington,) 

** Quin corpus onustum 
Hesternis vitiis animum quoque praegravat una, 
Atque affigit humo divinae particulam aurae." 

Horace. Satires, II., 2, 77. 

"Ay, and the body, clogged with the excess 
Of yesterday, drags down the mind no less. 
And fastens to the ground in living death 
That fiery particle of heaven's own breath." — {Conington,) 

^'Quin etiam leges latronum esse dicuntur, quibus pareant, quas 
observent." Oicbbo. De Officiis, IL, 11, 40. 

Even thieves are said to have laws which they obey, which they observe.'* 



•• Quin ipsi pridem tonsor ungues demserat ; 
Collegit, omnia abstulit praesegmina." 

Plautus. Aulularia, Act II. ^ Sc, IV. y 33. — (Strohilus,^ 

'* When t'other day the barber cut his nails, 
He gathered up and brought away the parings." 

— (Btmnell Thornton.) 

** Qulnctili Vare, legiones redde." Augustus. {Suetonitia, II. ^ 23.) 
'* Varus, give me back my legions." 

" Quippe res humanae ita sese habent : in victoria vel ignavis gloriari 
licet ; adversae res etiam bones detrectant." 

Sallust. Jugurtha, LIIl. 
'* It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast ofc 
his prowesSj while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave." 

" Quis aut in victoria, aut in tuga copias numerat ? " 
QuiNTUS CuRTius. Dc Rebtcs Qestis Alexandri Magm^ IIL^ 11, 17* 

"Who counts his forces either in victory or in flight ? " 

" Quis credat tantas operum sine numine moles 
Ex minimis, caecoque creatum foedere mundum ? " 

Manilius. Astrononvicont i.i *90. 

•' Who can believe that all these mighty works 
Have grown, unaided by the hand of God, 
From small beginnings ? that the law is blind 
by which the world was made ? " 

** Quis custodiet ipsos 
Oustodes?" Juvenal. SatireSt FT., 347. 

"Who shall keep the keepei-slp"— (C/i^orrt.) 

" Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus 
Tam carl capitis." Horace. OdeSj i., 24, 1. 

"Why blush to let our tears unmeasured tall 
For one so dear ? " — [Coning ton.) 

" Quis enim generosum dixerit hunc qui 
Indignus genere, et praeolaro nomine tantum 
Insignis ? " Juvenal. Satires^ VIILj 30. 

" But shall we call those noble, who disgrace 
Their lineage, proud ot an illustrious race?" — [Qifford.) 

" Quis expedivit psittaco suum x«*/'« ? " 

Persius. Satires, Prologue, 8. 

" Who taught the parrot his Bonjour t " 

" Quis habet fortius certamen quam qui nititur vincere seipsum ? " 

Thomas 1 Kempis. De Imitatione Christie J., 3, 3. 

" Who has a hardei tight than he who is striving to overcome himself?" 

*' Quis ignorat maximam illecebram esse peccandi impunitatis spem? * 

Cicero. Pro MiUme, XVI., 43. 

*' We all Know that the greatest incentive to crime i§ the hope ot im- 
pi niiy." 


*' Quis legem det amantibus ? 
Major lex amor est sibi." 

BoETHius. De Consolatione Philosophiaey III.^ Metrwm XIL, 47. 

** Who can give laws to lovers ? Ijove to himself 
Is highest law." 



Quis mel Aristaeo, quis Bacclio vina Falema, 
Triptolemo fruges, poma dat Aloinoo ? " 

OyiD. Epistolae ex Ponto, IV,t 2, 9. 

** Who doth to Aristaeus honey give, 
Or wine to Bacchas, to Triptolemus 
Earth's fruits, or apples to Alcinous ? " 

Quis memorabitur tui post mortem ? " 

Thomas k Kbmpis. De Imitatione ChrisU^ J., 23, 8. 


Who will remember thee after thou art dead ? " 


Quis nescit primam esse bistoriae legem ne quid falsi dicere audeat ? 
deinde ue quid yen non audeat ? ne quae suspicio gratiae sit in 
scribendo ? ne quae simultatis ? " , 

OiCBEO. De Oratorey IL, 15, 62. 

"Who does not recognise that the first law of history is that we shall 
never dare to say what is false ; the second that we shall never fear to 
say what is true; that everything we write shall be free from any 
suspicion of favouritism or flattery Y" 

" Quis post vina gravem militiam aut pauperiem crepat ? " 

HoBACB. OdeSf J., 18, 5. 

" Who can talk of want or warfare when the wine is in his head ? " 

— {Gonington,) 

" Quis scit an adjiciant hodiemae crastina summae 

Tempora di superi ? " Hobaob. Odes, IV.t 7, 17. 

** CSan hope assure you one more day to live 
From powers above?" — {Gonington.) 

" Quia tulerit Graochos de seditione querentes ? " 

Juvenal. Satires, II, , 24. 

" Who his spleen could rein, 
And hear the Gracchi of the mob complain ? " — (Otfford.) 

"Quis vero divitiorem quemquam putet quam eum cui nihil desit 
quod quidem natura desideret? aut potentiorem quam ilium 
qui omnia quae expetat consequatur ? aut beatiorem quam qui 
sit omni perturbatione animi liberatus? aut flrmiore fortuna 
quam qui ea possideat quae secum, ut aiunt, vel e naufragio 
possit efferre ? " Cicbeo. De Republica, I. , 17, 28. 

" Who can be reckoned richer than he to whom nothing is wanting that he 
may legitimately desire? or more powerful than he who obtains all 
that he strives for ? or happier than ne who is free from all uneasiness 
of mind ? or less subject to the caprices of fortune than he who can, 
as the saying is, carry away all he possesses, even from a shipwreck ? '^ 



" Quisnam igitur liber ? Sapiens, sibi qui imperiosus ; 
Quern neque pauperies, neque mors, neque vincula terrent ; 
Besponsare cupidinibus, contemnere honores 
Fortis ; et in se ipso totus teres atque rotundus, 
Extemi ne quid valeat per leve morari ; 
In quern manca ruit semper Fortuna." Horace. Satires, IL, 7, 83. 

" Who then is free ? The sage, who keeps in check 
His baser self, who lives at his own beck ; 
Whom neither poverty nor dungeon drear 
Nor death itself can ever put in fear ; 
Who can reject life's goods, resist desire, 
Strong, firmly braced, and in himself entire ; 
A hard smooth ball that gives you ne'er a grip, 
'Gainst whom when Fortune runs she's sure to trip.' 

— (CorUngton,) 

" (Sic) Quisque pavendo 
Dat vires fama.e, nulloque auctore malorum 
Quae finxere timent." Lucaj?. PJiarsalia, I., 479. 

"Thus each man's terror to the rumour gives 
New strength, and causelessly they dread the woes 
Which they themselves have fashioned." 

** Quisque suos patimur Manis ; exinde per amplum 
Mittimur Elysium, et pauci laeta arva tenemus ; 
Donee longa dies, perfecto temporis orbe, 
Concretam exemit labem, purumque relinquit 
Aetherium sensum atque aurai simplicis ignem." 

ViBQiL. JEneid, FT., 743. 

" Each for himself, we all sustain 
The durance of our ghostly pain ; 
Then to Elysium we repair, 
The few, and breathe this blissful air • 
Till, many a length of ages past, 
The inherent taint is cleansed at last. 
And nought remains but ether bright, 
The quintessence of heavenly light."— (Conington,) 

" Quisquifl habet nummos secura naviget aura, 
Fortunamque suo temperet arbitrio." 

Petronius Abbiteb. SatyricoUj Cap, CXXXVII. 

" He who has wealth will sail with favouring breeze, 
And mould his fortunes to his own desires." 

«* Quisquis ubique habitat, Maxime, nusquam habitat." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, VII,, 73, 6, 

** He has no home whose home is all the world." 

•* (Sed) quo divitiM haec per tormenta coactas, 
Cum furor hand dubius, cimi sit manifesta phrenesis, 
Ut loouples moriaris, egentis vivere fate." 

Juvenal. Satires, XIF., 135. 

" But why this dire avidity of gain ? 
This mass collected with such toil and pain ? 
Since 'tis the veriest madness to live poor, 
AJnd die with bags and coflfers running o'eT."—{Qiff<yrd,) 


" (Sed) quo fata trahunt virtus secura sequetur : 
Crimen erit superis et me fecisse nocentem." 

LuoAN. Pharsalia, IL, 287. 

" Where the fates lead there will my virtue follow, 
Careless of what may come ; upon the gods 
The blame will fall if they have made me sin." 

'* Quo magis in dubiis hominem spectskre periclis 
Convenit, adversisque in rebus noscere quid sit. 
Nam verae voces tum demum pectore ab imo 
Ejiciuntur, et eripitur persona, manet res." 

Lucretius. De Berum Natura^ III,, 56. 

" Thus we should study man when he is girt 
With perils, and when fortune frowns on him 
Learn what he is ; for then at length the heart 
Will deeply feel, and utter words of truth ; 
The mask is torn away, the man's revealed." 

<• Quo me, Bacohe, rapis, tui 

Plenum ? " Horace. Odes, III., 25, 1. 

"Whither, Bacchus, tear'st thou me, 

Filled with thy strength ? "^Conington.) 

" Quo mihi fortunam, si non conceditur uti ? " 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 5, 12l 

" Why should the gods have put me at my ease. 
If I mayn't use my fortune as I please ? — (Conington, 


** Quo referor totiens ? quae mentem insania mutat ? " 

Virgil. JSneid, XIL, 37. 

" Why reel I thus, confused and blind ? 
What madness mars my sober mind ? " — [Conington,) 

** Quo quis enim major, magis est placabilis irae, 
Et faciles motus mens generosa capit. 
Corpora magnanimo satis est prostrasse leoni ; 
Pugna suum finem, cum jacet hostis, habet.*' 

Ovid. TrisUa, III., 5, 31. 

" The anger of great souls is soon appeased, 
And easily the generous mind is moved. 
The lion, noble beast, is satisfied 
When to the ground his foe he's struck ; all strife 
Is finished when the enemy lies low." 

** Quo res cumque cadent, unum et commune periclum, 
Una salus ambobus erit." Virqil. JEneid, II., 709. 

'* Now, whether fortune smiles or lowers, 
One risk, one safety shall be ours." — (Gonington,) 

** Quo t-eneam yultus mutantem Protea nodo ? " 

Horace. Epistolae, L, 1, 90. 

" How shall I hold this Proteus in my gripe ? 
How hold him down in one enduring type ? " — [Conington,) 



" Quocirca vivite fortes 
Fortiaque adversis opponite pectora rebus.' 

HoBAOB. Satires, II,, 2, 135. 

'' Then live like men of conrage, and oppose 
Stoat hearts to this and each ill wind that hlowa "—{Oonington,) 

** Quod ad populum pertinet, semper dignitatis iniquus judex est, qui 
aut invidet aut favet." Gicebo. Pro Plando, III., 7. 

'* So far as the mob is concerned, it ia never an nnbiassed judge of a man's 
worth, being swayed either by malice or by partiality. 

" Quod bonis benefit beneficium, gratia ea gravida est bonis." 

Plautus. Captivif Act II., Sc, IL, 108. — (Hegio,) 

" The favours we confer on honest souls 
Teem with returns of service to the giver." — (BonneU Thornton,) 

" Quod caret alterna requie, durabile non est." 

Ovid. Heroides, IV., 89. 

"That cannot last which knows not some repose." 

** Quod dedisti 
Viventi decus, atque sentienti, 
Rari post cineres habent poetae." Mabtial. Epigrams^ L, 1 (2), 4. 

** The honour that, while yet he breathes and feels. 
Is on a bard bestowed but rarely lives 
When he is dust and ashes." 

" Quod dubitas ne feceris." Pliny the Youngbb. Epistolaef L, 18. 
" If you doubt the wisdom of a course refrain from it." 

** Quod fors dedit, hoc capit usus." Calpubnius. Eclogues, Z., 47. 
** What fortune gives habit soon makes its own." 

*• Quod fors feret, feremus aequo animo." 

Terence. Phonmo, Act I., Sc, IL, 88. — (Oeta.) 

" Whatever chance brings 
m patiently endure." — (George Colman,) 

** Quod enim ipsi expert! non sunt, id docent ceteros." 

CiCEBO. De Oratore, II. , 18, 76. 

*'They are teaching to others an art in which they have themselves no 

" Quod est ante pedes nemo spectat : coeli scrutantur plagas." 

Ennius. Iphigemaf Fragment VIII, — {Achilles,) 

*' None looks at what's beneath his feet : his gaze 
Is fixed on heaven." 

•* Quod latet, ignotum est. Ignoti nulla cupido." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, III,, 897. 

" We know not what's concealed, and have no lust 
For the unknown." 


** Quod male fers, assuesce, feres bene." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, II,, 647. 
** Let what is irksome become habitual, no more 'twill trouble you." 

^* Quod medicorum est 
Promittunt medici ; tractant fabrilia fabri ; 
Scribimus indocti dootique poemata passim.'* 

HoBACE. Epistolae, IL, 1, 115. 

''No untrained nurse administers a draught ; 
None but skilled workmen handle workmen's tools ; 
But verses all men scribble, wise or tools." — (Gonington,) 

** Quod nemo novit, paene non fit." 

Apulbius. Metamorphoses, X,, 3. 
''What no one knows is as good as non-existent." 



Quod non dant proceres, dabit histrio " 

Juvenal. Satires, VIL, 90. 

"An actor's patronage a peer's outgoes, 
And what me last withnolds the first bestows." — {Gfiford.) 

Quod non potest, vult posse, qui nimium potest." 

Senega. Phaedra, 220. — {The Nurse.) 
" He who's power's too great, 
Desires aye the power that is not his." 

** Quod non vetat lex, hoc vetat fieri pudor." 

Seneca. Troades, 342. — (Agamemnon.) 
"Though law forbid not, modesty forbids." 

** Quod pulcherrimum, idem tutisslmum est, in virtute spem positam 
habere." Livy. Histories, XXXIV,, 14. 

"The most honourable, as well as the safest course, is to rely entirely upon 

** Quod ratio non quit, saepe sanavit mora." 

Seneca. Agameimwn, 131. — {Tfie Nurse.) 
" Where reason fails, time oft has worked a cure." 

" Quod regnas minus est quam quod regnare mereris : 
Excedis factis grandia fata tuis." 

RuTiLius NuMATiANUs. De Reditu Suo, 91. 

" That thou dost reign is less than that to reign th' art worthy : 
Thy noble deeds outahine thy lofty state." 

** Quod satis est cui contigit, hio nil amplius optet." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 2, 46. 

" Having got 
What will suffice you, seek no happier lot." — {Oonington.) 

*' Quod sentimus loquamur, quod loquimur sentiamus : concordet sermo 
cum vita." Seneca. Epistolae, LXXV., ^. 

** Let us mean what we say, and say what we mean : let our language and 
our life be in agreement.' 


** Quod si deficiant vires, audacia certe 

Laus erit. In magnis et voluisse sat est." 

Propertius. Elegies, III., 1, 5 (II,, 10, 6). 
" Though strength be wanting, bravery at least 
Will win you praise. In every high emprise 
To have had the will suffices. " 

" Est nobis voluisse satis." Tibullus. Elegies, IV.^ 1, • 
'* It is enough for us to have had the will." 

** Ut desint vires, tamen est laudanda voluntas." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, III., 4, 79. 

** Though strength be wanting, yet the will to do 
Doth merit praise." 

" Quod si in hoc erro, quod animos hominum immortales esse credam, 
lubenter erro ; neo mihi hunc errorem, quo delector, dum vivo 
extorquere volo. Sin mortuus (ut quidam minuti philosophi 
censent) nihil sentiam: non vereor ne hunc errorem meum 
philosophi mortui irrideant." 

Cicero. De Senectute, XXIII. , 86. 
"If I am in error in believing that the soul of man is immortal, I err 
willingly ; nor have I any desire, while life lasts, to eradicate the error 
in which I take delight. But if, after death (as some small philo- 
sophers think), I shall feel nothing, I have no fear that those departed 
philosophers will ridicule my error." 

** Quod si quis vera vitam ratione gubernat, 
Divitiae grandes homini sunt, vivere parce 
Aequo animo ; neque enim est unquam penuria parvi." 

Lucretius. De Rerum Natura, F#, 1115. 
" But if a man doth rightly rule his life, 
A frugal habit, with a mind serene. 
Is boundless wealth ; ne'er find we poverty 
Where wants are small." 

♦* Quod si tarn Graiis novitas invisa fuisset 
Quam nobis, quid nunc esset vetus ? " 

Horace. Epistolae, II., 1, 90. 

" Had Greece but been as carping and as cold 
To new productions, what would now be old ? " — [Gonington,) 

*' Quod tuom 'st meum 'st : omne meum est autem tuom." 

Plautus. Trinummiis, Act II. , Sc. II., 48. — (Lysiteles.) 

" What is yours is mine, and mine is yours." — [Bonndl Thornton,) 

*• Quod vos jus cogit, id voluntate impetret." 

Terence. Adelphi, Act III, Sc, V., 44. — (Hegio.) 

" Grant her then freely what law else will claim." — {George Colman.) 

" Quod vult habet qui velle quod satis est potest." 

PuBLiLius Syrus, 443. 
** He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough." 

•* Quodcnnque ostendis mihi sic, incredulus odi." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 188. 
" If scenes like these before my eyes be thrust. 
They shock belief and generate disgust." — (Conington,) 


" Quoniam non potest id fieri quod vis, 
Id velis quod possit." 

Tebence. Andriaf Act 11. y Sc J., 6. — {Byrrhia.) 

" Since the thing you wish 
Cannot be had, e'en wish for that which may ! " — (Qeoiye Colmaiu) 

•* Ut quimus, aiunt, quando ut volumus non licet." 

Terence. Andria^ Act IF., Sc. F., 10.— (Afr/sis.) 

" As we can J as the old saying goes, 
When as we vxmld we aaxmoi."— [George Colman,) 

" Quorsum abeant ? sanin' creta an carbone notandi ? " 

Horace. Satires^ 11.^ 3, 246. 

" Well, what's their mark ? 
Shall it be chalk or charcoal, white or dark ?" — (Conhigton.) 

"Quorum si alterum sit optandum, malim equidem indisertam pru- 
dentiam, quam stultitiam loquacem." 

Cicero. De OraUyre, III.j 35, 142. 
" If I have to choose between the two, I would rather have sound common 
sense without eloquence, than folly with a fine How of language." 

" Quos cogit metus 
Laudare, eosdem reddit inimicos metus." 

Seneca. ThyesteSj 207.— {Satellites.) 
** Those who by fear to flattery are driven 
By fear are rendered hostile." 

** Quos ego " Virgil. JEneid, J., 135. 

"Whom I " 

" Quos laeserunt et oderunt." Seneca. De Ira^ ILy 33, 1. 

" Those whom they have injured they also hate." 

*' Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quern laeseris." 

Tacitus. AgricoUij XLII. 
" It is characteristic of humanity to hate those whom you have 

" Quos viceris, amicos tibi esse cave credas : inter dominum et servum 
nulla amicitia est ; etiam in pace belli tamen jura servantur." 
QuiNTUS CuRTius. De Rebics Gestis Alexandri Magni^ -VII., 8, 28. 

" Be careful how you make friends of those whom you have conquered ; 
between master and slave there can be no friendship ; even in peace 
the laws of war survive." 

" Quot homines tot sententiae ; suus cuique mos." 

Terence. Phormio, Act IL, Sc. IF, 14. — {Hegio.) 

^' Many men and many minds ; 
Each has his fancy.'* — (George Golinan.) 

" Quot capitum vivunt, totidem studiorum 
Millia." Horace. Satires^ IL^ 1, 27. 

•' Count all the folks in all the world, you'll find 
A separate fancy for each separate mind." — (Gonington.) 

"Pectoribus mores tot sunt, quot in orbe figurae." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, I., 769. 

"'rhere are as many characters in men 
As there are shapes in nature." 


** Quot lepores in Atho, quot apes pascuntur in Hybla 
Caerula quot baccas Palladia arbor habet, 
Littore quot conchae, tot sunt in amore dolores. 
Quae patimur, multo spicula felle madent." 

Ovid. JDe Arte Ama/ndi, IL, 617. 
"As hares in Athos, honey-bees iu Hybla. 
As olives upon Pallas' dusky tree, 
As shells upon the shore, so are the pains 
Of Tiove, and all his arrows drip with galL" 

■" Quot post excidium Trojae sunt eruta regna ? 
Quot capti populi ? quoties Fortuna per orbem 
Servitium imperiumque tulit, varieque revertit ? '* 

Manilius. Astronojmcon, J., 606, 
** How many realms since Troy have been overthrown ? 
How many nations captive led ? How oft 
Has Fortune up and down throughout tiie world 
Changed slavery for dominion ? " 

** Quoties necesse est fallere aut falli a suis, 
Patiare potius ipse quam facias scelus." 

Seneca. PJtoejiissaey 130 (493). — {Jocasta,) 

** If we must or deceive, or be by friends deceived, 
'Tis best ourselves to suffer, not to do the wrong." 

** Quotusquisque est qui voluptatem neget esse bonum ? plerique etiam 
summum bonum dicunt." 

OioERO. De Divinationet IL^ 39, 81. 

^'How many people are there who deny that pleasure is a good? Some 
even call it the highest good." 

*'Quousque tandem abutere, Gatilina, patientia nostra?" 

Cicero. In Catilinam^ J., 1, 1. 

" How far then, Catiline, will you abuse our patience ? " 

*'Quum enim fidem alicujus bonitatemque laudant, dignum esse 
dicunt ' quicum in tenebris mices '." 

Cicero. De Officm, III., 19, 77. 
"When men would praise the fidelity and hqnesty of any one, they say 
' that it is safe to pi&y Jlash-Jinger with him in the dark '." 

— {An allusion to the Roman game, " micare digUos ".) 

" Quum honos sit praemium virtutis, judicio studioque civium delatum 
ad aliquem, qui eum sententiis, qui sufEragiis adeptus est, is mihi 
et honestus et honoratus videtur." 

Cicero. Brutus, LXXXL, 281. 
** Since the reward of virtue is honour, bestowed on a man by the judgment 
and the goodwill of his fellow-citizens, I maintain that whoever has 
succeeded in gaining their good opinion and their suffrages is an honest 
and an honourable man." 

«< Quum in theatro imperiti homines, rerum omnium rudes ignarique, 
consederant; tum bella inutilia suscipiebant, tum seditiosos 
homines reipublicae praeficiebant, tum optime meritos cives e 
civitate ejiciebant." Cicero. Pro Flacco, VIL, 16. 

"Whenever the assembly has been filled by untried men, without ex- 
perience or knowledge of affairs, the result has been that useless wars 
have been undertaken, that agitators have seized the reins of power 
and that the worthiest citizens nave been driven into exile." 



** Qaum sis incautus, nee rem ratione gubemes, 
Koli Fortunam, quae non est, dicere caecam." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribtis, IV,, 3. 

" If thou art rash, rejecting reason's sway, 
Say not that Fortune's blind, tor 'tis not so." 

^ Quum tot m hac anima populorum vita salusque 
Pendeat, et tantus caput hoc sibi fecerit orbis, 
Saevitia est voluisse mori." Lucan. PharsaUa, V., 685. 

** So many are the nations who depend 
Upon thy lil'e for safety, for existence ; 
So vast a world has hailed thee as its head 
That it were cruelty to wish to die." 

*' Bapiamus, amici, 
Occasionem de die." Horace. Epodes, 13, 3. 

** Friends, let us take the chances each day offers. " 

** Kara avis.'* Horace. Satires, II., 2, 26. 

Persius. Satires, L, 46. 

"A rare bird." 

** Eara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno." 

Juvenal. Satires, VI., 165. 

^* A bird but rarely seen on earth, like swan of ebon hue." 

'* Kara coronate plausere theatra Menandro : 
Norat Nasonem sola Gorinna suum. 
Vos tamen, o nostri ne festinate libelli ; 
Si post fata venit gloria, non propero." 

Martial. Epigrams, 7., 10, 9. 

*^ Barely the theatre for Menander crowned 
With plaudits rang ; only Gorinna knew 
Her Ovid ; therefore, little books of mine, 
Haste not ; if glory comes but after death, 
I'll wait awhile for glory." 

" Kara est adeo ooncordia formae 
Atqufi pudicitiae I " Juvenal. Satires, X,, 297. 

** Rarely do we meet, in one combined, 
A beauteous body and a virtuous mind ! "—(Oifford,) 

** Kara in tenui facundia panno ? " Juvenal. Satires, VIL, 145. 
** How should eloquence in rags be found ? " — {Oifford,) 

** Kara quidem virtus quam non Fortuna gubemeti 
Quae maneat stabili, cum fugit ilia, pede." 

Ovid. Tristia, 7., 14, 29. 

" Rare is the virtue that's not ruled by Fortune, 
That stands unshaken e'en when Fortune flees." 

** Kara temporum felicitate, ubi sentire quae velis, et quae sentia^ dicere 
licet." Tacitus. History, I., 1. 

** Rare are those happy times when you may think what you will, and say 
what you think. 


" Baram facit misturam cum sapientia forma." 

Pbtbonius Abbiter. Satyricon^ Cap, XCTVi,. 

"Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination." 

** Rari quippe boni ; numero vix sunt totidem, quot 
Thebarum portae, vel divitis ostia Nili." 

Juvenal. Satires^ XIIL^ 26.. 

" The good, alas, are few ! * The valued file,* 
Less than the gates of Thebes, the mouths of Nile !" — (GUfford.) 

" Baro autecedentem scelestum 

Deseruit pede poena claudo." Hobaoe. Odes^ Ill.y 2, 31.- 

** Though Vengeance halt, she seldom leaves 

The wretch whose flying steps she hounds." — {Conington.)- 

** Ut sit magna, tamen certe lenta ira deorum est.*' 

Juvenal. Satires^ XIII. , 100. 

** But grant the wrath of Heaven be great, 'tis slow." — {Oifford.) 

" Baro simul hominibus bonam fortunam bonamque mentem dari." 

LiVY. Histories, XXX., 42. 

"Good fortune and a good disposition are rarely vouchsafed to the same- 

*' Barum est felix idemque senex." 

Seneca. Hercules Oetaeus, 647. — (Choncs.) 

" Old age and happiness are seldom found together." 

*' Barus enim ferme sensus communis in ilia 
Fortuna." Juvenal. Satires, VIIL^ 73. 

** Redely shall we find 
A sense of modesty in that proud kind." — [Oiffard.) 

" Batio nihil praeter ipsum de quo agitur spectat ; ira vanis et extra- 
causam obversantibus commovetur." 

Seneca. De Ira, I., 18, 2. 

** Reason regards nothing beyond the matter in hand ; anger is aroused by 
groundless fancies and things which have no beai'ing on the point at 

" Be ipsa repperi 
Facilitate nihil esse homini melius, neque dementia." 

Terence. Adelphi, Act V., Sc. IV., 6. — {Dernea.) 

" By dear experience I've been told 
There's nothing so advantages a man 
As mildness and complacency." — {George Colman,) 

'* Bebus angustis animosus atque 
Fortis appare ; sapienter idem 
Contrahes vento nimium secundo 

Turgida vela." Horace. Odes, ILy 10, 21.. 

" Be brave in trouble ; meet distress 

With dauntless front ; but when the gale 
Too prosperous blows, be wise no less, 
And shorten sail." — [Conington.) 


^ Bebus in angustis facile est contemnere vitam ; 
Fortiter ille facit, qui miser esse potest." 

Martial. Epigrams ^ XI, y 66, 16. 
" Life, in hard times, 'tis easy to despise ; 
He is the brave man who can live unhappy." 

'* Kebus me non trado, sed commodo, nee consector perdendi temporis- 
causas." Seneca. Epiatolae^ LXIL^ 1. 

" I do not give, but lend, myself to busiijiess, nor do I hunt for oppor- 
tunities of wasting time." 

" Kebus secundis etiam egregios duces insolescere. 

Tacitus. History ^ IL, 7. 

" Even great generals grow insolent in prosperity." 

— {Church and Brodribb.) 

" Rebus semper pudor absit in artis." 

Valerius Flaccus. Argonautica, V., 326. 

** When Fortune frowns cast modesty aside." 
" Rectius enim (sapiens) appellabitur rex quam Tarquinius, qui nee se 
nee SUDS regere potuit." Cicero. De Fvnibtis, IIL, 22, 75. 

"The wise man better deserves the title of king than Tarquinius, who could 
not rule either himself or his people." 

" Rectius vives, Licini, neque altum 
Semper urgendo, neque, dum procellas 
Cautus horrescis, nimium premendo 

Litus iniquum." Horace. Odes, Il.t 10, !► 

** Licinius, trust a seaman's lore, 
Steer not too boldly to the deep, 
Nor, fearing storms, by treacherous shore 
Too closely CTee]p."—{Co7iington.) 

" Redde cantionem veteri pro vino novam.'* 

Plautus. Stichus, Act F., Sc, VL, 8. — (Stichics.) 
"For our old wine 
Come give us a new tune." — {BonneU Thornton,) 

** Redeunt Saturnia regna." Virgil. Eclogues, IV,, 6. 

" The golden age of Saturn's come again." 

" Redit agricolis labor actus in orbem, 
Atque in se sua per vestigia volvitur annus." 

Virgil. Oeorgics, IL, 401. 

" The daily tasks in a full orbit run, 
And the year ends where erst the year begun." — (J, B, Rose.) 

" Refert sis bonus, an velis videri." 

Martial. Epigrams, VIIL, 38, 7. 

** It matters much whether thou'rt truly good, or would'st appear so." 

** Regalis ingenii mos est in praesentium contumeliajn amissa laudare,. 
et his virtutem dare vera dicendi, a quibus jam audiendi pericu- 
lum non est." Seneca. De Beneflciis, VL, 32, 4. 

** It is habitual with kings to answer blame for present actions by praise of 
the past, and to credit with the virtue of truthfulness those from whom 
there is no longer any danger of hearing the truth." 


**(Ut ego aestimo,) Begem annis quam munificentia vinci minus 
flagitiosum." Sallust. Jugurtha, CX. 

'* In my opinion it is less shameful for a king to be oyercome by force of 
arms than by bribery." 

*' Pleges dicuntur multis urgere culullis 
Et torquere mero, que^l perspexisse laborant 
An sit amicitia dignus." Hobace. De Arte Poetica, 434. 

** 'Tis said when kings a would-be friend will try, 
With wine they rack him and with bumpers ply." — {Conington.) 

**^ Kegia, crede mihi, res est succunere lapsis." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex PontOf II. , 9, 11, 
" To aid the fallen is a kingly virtue." 

^'Kegibus boni quam mali suspectiores sunt; semperque his aliena 
virtus formidolosa est." Sallust. Catiline, VII. 

** Kings are more prone to mistnist the good than the bad ; and they are 
always afraid of the virtues of others." 

** Kegnare non vult, esse qui invisus timet." 

Seneca. Phoenissae, 293 (663). — (Eteocles.) 
" He who hatred fears has no desire to rule." 

^' Begum ducumque dementia non in ipsorum modo, sed etiam in 
illorum, qui parent, ingeniis sita est." 
QuiNTUs CuRTius. Dc Bebus Oestis Alexandri Magni, VIII. , 8, 8. 

''The clemency of kings and generals is not dependent only on their own 
disposition, but also on that of their subjects and their foUowers." 

** Begum timendorum in proprios greges, 
Beges in ipsos imperium est Jovis." Hobace. Odes, 111, 1, 6. 

" Kings o'er their flocks the sceptre wield ; 

E'en kings beneath Jove's sceptre bow." — [Conington.) 

** Belicta non bene parmula." Horace. OdeSy IL, 7, 10. 

" Unseemly parted from my shield." — {Conington.) 

*' Beligentem esse oportet ; religiosum nefas." 

Anon. {Aulus Oellius^ Nodes Atticae^ JK, 9, 1.) 
" To be religious is a duty ; to be superstitious a crime." 

■•' Belinquendum etiam rumoribus tempus quo senescant: plerumque 
innocentes recenti invidiae impares." 

Tacitus. Annals, II., 11. 

** As for rumours, it is best to leave time in which they may die away. 
Often the innocent cannot stand against the first burst of unpopu- 
larity." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

** Bem facias ; rem, 
Si possis recte ; si non quocumque modo rem." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 1, 65. 

" Make money, money, man ; 
WeQ, if so be — if not, which way you can." — {Conington.) 

** Unde habeas quaerit nemo, sed oportet habere." 

Juvenal. Satires, XIV., 207. 
*' None question whence it comes, but come it must." — {Gifford.) 


" Rem tibi quam nosces aptam dimittere noli ; 
Fronte capillata, post est occasio calva." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Morihu^f IL^ 26. 

" Let nothmg pass you by which will advantage you ; 
Occasion wears a forelock, but her scalp is bald." 

" Eemissio animum frangit ; arcum intensio." 

PuBLiLius Syrus, 730. 

" Much bending breaks the bow ; much unbending the mind." — {Baco7i. ) 

" Rempublicam duabus rebus contineri dixit, praemio et poena." 

Cicero. Ad Brutum, J., 15, 3. — (A saying of Solon,) 

** A state is regulated by two things, reward and punishment." 

" Repente dives nemo f actus est bonus." Publilius Syrus, 449. 

** No virtuous man ever became suddenly rich." 

" Repente liberalis stultis gratus est, 
Verum peritis irritos tendit dolos." Phaedrus. Fables, I., 23, 1, 

" Who on a sudden generous becomes 
Is welcomed by the fool, but for the wise 
In vain he spreads his snares." 

" Rerum enim copia verborum copiam gignit." 

Cicero. De Oratore, TIL, 31, 126. 


A plethora of matter begets a plethora of words." 

" Rerum omnium magister usus." Caesar. De Bello Civili, XL, 8. 
** Practice, the master of all things." 

** Ususque magister." 

Columella. De Cultu Hortorum, 339. 

"Usus, magister egregius." 

Pliny the Younger. Epistolae, J., 20. 

"That excellent master, practice." 

" Res amicos invenit." 

Plautus. StichtLSy Act TV,, Sc. L, 17. — (Antipho.) 

" Fortune finds us friends." 

" (Hand facile emergunt, quorum virtutibus obstat) 
Res angusta domi." 

Juvenal. Satires, III., 164. — {Vide " Multis," etc,) 

" Depressed by indigence, the good and wise 
In every clime by painful efforts rise." — {Qifford.) 

•* Res est soUiciti plena timoris amor." Ovid. Heroides, L, 12. 

" Love is a thing that's full of cares and fears." 

" Res loquitur ipsa, judices, quae semper valet plurimum." 

Cicero. Pro Milone, XX., 63. 

" Gentlemen, the case speaks for itself, than which there is no more power- 
ful advocacy." 


**B,es quidem se mea sententia sio habet, ut, nisi quod quisque oito 
potuerit, nunquam omnino possit perdiscere." 

OiCEBo. De Oratore, IIL, 23, 89. 

'* It is a fact, as 1 think, that what we cannot lesum quickly we cannot learn 
at aU." 

^* (Si quid agas, prudenter agas, et) respice finem." 
Anonymous. Fabulae Aesopiae, XXIL, 5. — (Printed with the Fables 

of Phaedrus and AvianuSj Biponti^ 1784.) 

'' Whatever you undertake, act with prudence, and consider the consB' 

"*' Respicere exemplar vitae morumque jubabo 
Doctum imitatorem, et vivas hinc ducere voces." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica^ 317. 

'' Look, too, to life and manners as they lie 
Before you ; these will living words supply." — [Conington,) 

-" Bespue quod non es : tollat sua munera cerdo ; 
Tecum habita, noris quam sit tibi curta supellex." 

Persius. SatireSf IF., 51. 

*• Hence with your spurious claims ! Rejudge your cause, 
And fling the rabble back their vile applause : 
To your own breast, in quest of worth, repair, 
And blush to find how poor a stock is there."— (GiJ^ord,) 

*' Restabat nihil aliud nisi oculos pascere." 

Terence. Phormio, Act I., Sc, IL, 35. — (Geta,) 

" Naught else remained except to feast his eyes." — {George Oolman,) 

" Rex est qui metuit nihil. 
Rex est qui cupiet nihil. 
Mens regnum bona possidet ; 
Hoc regnum $ibi quisque dat." Seneca. Thyestes^ 388. — (Chorus.) 

** A king is he who naught will fear, 
A king is he who naught desires ; 
*Tis a clean heart the kingdom holds, 
That kingdom each to himself may give." 

*'Rex regnat sed non gubemat." 

Jan Zamoiski. Speech in the Polish Parliaynent^ 1605. 

*' The king reigns but does not govern." 

" Ride, si sapis." Martial. Epigrams, II., 41, 1. 

** Laugh, if thou be wise." 

"Rideamus y4\a>Ta :iap^6viov.'' Cicero. Ad Familiares, VIL, 26, 1. 
** Let us laugh a Sardonic laugh." 

** Ridebat curas, necnon et gaudia vulgi, 
Interdum et lacrimas.** Juvenal. Satires, X., 51. 

'* He laughed aloud to see the vulgar fears, 
Laughed at their joys, and sometimes at their tears." — (Gifford.) 

^Quanquam) ridentem dicere verum 

Quid vetat." Horace. Satires^ I., 1, 24. 

*' Why truth may not be gay I cannot see." — (Conington.) 



'*' Kidentur mala qui componunt carmina ; verum 
Gaudent soriptores et se venerantur, et ultro, 
Si taceas, laudant quioquid scripsere, beati." 

HOBACB. Epistolae, IL, 2, 106. 

" Bad poets are our jest ; yet they delight, 
Just like their betters, in whate'er they write ; 
Hug their fool's paradise, and if you're slack 
To give them praise, themselves supply the \&ck."—{0(mington.) 

** Ridiculum acri 
Fortius et melius magnas plerumque secat res." 

HoRACB. Satires f I., 10, 14. 

** Pleasantry will often cut clean through 
Hard knots that gravity would scarce undo."— (Conin^fon.) 

■** Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est." 

Catullus. Carmma, XXXVIL (XXXIX,), 16. 

** There's naught that's more ill-timed than ill-timed laughter." 

*' Koma parentem, 
Roma patrem patriae Ciceronem libera dixit." 

Juvenal. Satires, VIIL, 243. 

** Rome, free Rome, hailed him with loud acclaim, 
The father of his country — glorious name." — {Oiford,) 

** Romae rus optas, absentem rusticus urbem 
ToUis ad astra levis." Horace. Satires, IL, 7, 28. 

" At Rome you hanker for your country home ; 
Once in the country, there's no place like Rome." — [Conington.) 


"Romae Tibur amem ventosum, Tibure Romam.' 

HoBACB. Epistolae, J., 8, 12. 

" Town-bird at Tibur, and at Rome recluse." — (Conington.) 

" Rure ego viventem, tu dicis in urbe beatum ; 
Oui placet alterius, sua nimirum est odio sors." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 14, 10. 

** You praise the townsman's, I the rustic's, state : 
Admiring others' lots, our own we hate." — (Conington.) 

•*• Rudis indigestaque moles." Ovid. Metamorphoses, I., 7. 

" A rough-hewn mass, of order void." 

" Rura mihi et rigui placeant in vallibus amnes, 
Flumina amem silvasque inglorius." Virgil. Oeorgics, II., 485. 

" Let me in rustic pictures take delight ; 
Well-watered vales, and woods and rippling streams. 
Careless of fame, I'd love." 

^*Sacer intra nos spiritus sedet, malorum bonorumque nostrorum 
observator et oustos." Seneca. Epistolae, XLI, 2. 

" There abides in us a holy spirit, our guardian, who watches over all that 
comes to us of good and of evil." 


'^Saepe asperis facetiis illusus; quae, ubi muliram ex vero traxere» 
acrem sui memoriam relinquunt." 

Tacitus. ArmalSf XF., 88. 

" (Nero feared the high spirit of his friend,) who often bantered him with 
that rough humour which, when it draws largely on facts, leaves a 
bitter memory behind it."— {Church and Brodi^.) 

" Saepe ego audivi, milites, eum primum esse virum qui ipse consulat 
quid in rem sit ; secundum eum, qui bene monenti obediat ; qui 
nee ipse consulere, nee alteri parere sciat, eum extremi ingenii 
esse." LiVY. Histories, XXIL, 29. 

"I have often heard it said that the first man is he who can decide for 
himself what is best to be done, and the second, he who is willing to 
take good advice ; the man who can neither decide for himself nor 
listen to another is on the lowest level of intelligence." 

*' Saepe est etiam sub palliolo sordido sapientia." 

Oaecilius Statius. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment XVIIL (IL). 

" Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat," 

"Saepe grandis natu senex nullum aliud habet argumentum quo se 
probet diu vixisse praeter aetatem." 

Seneca. De Tranquillitate Animi, IIL, 8. 

"A man advanced in years has often nothing but his age to show that he 
has lived for a long period. " 

*' Saepe in magistrum scelera redierunt sua." 

Seneca. ThyesteSf 811. — {Satellites,) 

" Crime oft recoils upon its author's head." 

" Saepe minus est constantiae in rubore quam in culpa." 

QuiNTUS CuRTius. De Bebus Oestis Alexandri Magni, IX., 7, 26. 

** Conscious Innocence is often more perturbed than conscious guilt." 

" Saepe piget — quid enim dubitem tibi vera fateri ? — 
Oorrigere et longi ferre laboris onus. 
Scribentem juvat ipse favor, minuitque laborem 

Cumque sue crescens pectore fervet opus. 

Corrigere at res est tanto magis ardua, quanto 

Magnus Aristarcho major Homerus erat." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, III., 9, 19. 

" "Tis irksome oft — why should I not confess 
The truth ? — to face revision's lengthy toil. 
The joy of writing makes the labour less. 
And as it grows the work's with genius nred ; 
But harder by so much correction is, 
As Homer greater was than Aristarch." 

" Saepe venit magno foenore tardus amor." 

Propertius. Elegies, I., 7, 26. 

'' Love that comes late in life bears heavy interest." 


*' Saepissime et legi et audivi nihil mali esse in morte ; in qua si 
resideat sensus, immortalitas ilia potius quam mors ducenda 
sit; sin sit amissus, nulla videri miseria debeat quae non 
sentiatur." Cicero. Ad FamiliareSf F., 16, 4. 

** 1 have often read and heard that there is nothing evil in death ; for, if 
there is a survival of consciousness, it must be considered immortality 
rather than death ; while, if consciousness is destroyed, that can hardly 
be reckoned unhappiness, of which we are unconscious." 

" Aut nihil est sensus animis a morte relictum 
Aut mors ipsa nihil." Lucan. Fharsalia, HI., 39. 

** Either the soul's unconscious after death, 
Or death itself is naught." 

" (Etiam illud adjungo,) saepius ad laudem atque virtutem naturam 
sine doctrina, quam sine natura valuisse doctrinam." 

Cicero. Pro Archia, YII., 15. 

** I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do 
more to deserve praise than culture without nature." 

*' Saepius incautae nocuit victoria turbae." 

Claudianus. De Quarto Consulatu Honoriij 336. 

** Victory oft has harmed the thoughtless crowd." 

" Saepius dim 
Religio peperit scelerosa atque impia facta. " 

Lucretius. De Berum Natura, I. , 76* 

** Too oft religion has the mpther been 
Of impious acts and criminal." 

*' Saepius ventis agitatur ingens 
Pinus et celsae graviore casu 
Decidunt turres feriuntque summos 

Fulgura montes." Horace. Odes, II., 10, 9» 

" With fiercer blasts the pine's dim height 
Is rocked ; proud towers with heavier fall 
Crash to the ground ; and thunders smite 
The mountains tall." — {Conington.) 

** Saevis inter se convenit ursis." Juvenal. Satires, XV., 164. 

** Bears with bears perpetual peace maintain." — (Qifford.) 

" Saevit amor ferri et scelerata insania belli, 
Ira super." Virgil, ^neid, VII., 461. 

** Bums the fierce fever of the steel, 
The guilty madness warriors feel." — (Conington.) 

" Salus populi suprema lex esto." 

The Twelve Tables. De Officio ConsuUs, ^{Quoted by Cicero^ 

de Legihus, III., 3.) 
" Let the good of the people be the paramount law." 

** Salve, magna parens frugum, Satumia tellus, 
Magna virum." Virgil. Oeorgics, II., 17S. 

** Hail ! and all hail ! thou land Satumian, 
Thou mighty parent both of fruits and men."— (/. B. Rose.) 



** Sanctas haberi 
Justitiaeque tenax factis dictisque mereris, 
Agnoscoprocerem." Juvbnal. Satires, VTILt 2i, 

" Dare to be lust ; 
Firm to your word, and faithful to your trust : 
These praises hear, at least deserve to hear, 
I grant your claim, and recognise the peer." — (Oifford,) 

** Sapiens nullum denarium intra limen suum admittet male intran- 
tern." Seneca. De Vita Beata, XXIIL, 3. 

** The wise man will never admit within his doors a penny of ill-gotteo 

** Sapiens quidem pel ipse fingit fortunam sibi." 

Plautus. TrinummtcSf Act IL, Sc. IL, 84. — {Philto,) 

** A wise man is the maker 
Of his own fortune." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

"Bes docuit id verum esse quod in carminibus Appius ait, 
fabrum esse suae quemque fortunae." 

Sallust. Oraiio ad Caesaremy I., 1. 

** Experience has shown the truth of Appius' saying, that every 
man is the architect of his own fortunes." 

" Sui cuique mores fingunt fortunam." 

GoBNELius Nepos. Attictcs, XL 

"Every man's fortune is moulded by his character." 

** Sapiens virtuti honorem praemium, baud praedam petit." 

Anon. (Cicero, de Oratore, III., 26, 102.) 

** The wise man seeks honour, not profit, as the reward of virtue." 

*• Sapientem locupletat ipsa Natura." 

Cicero. De Finibtis, IL, 28, 90. 

** Nature herself makes the wise man rich." 

*" Sapientes pads causa bellum gerunt, laborem spe otii sustentant. " 

Sallust. Oratio ad Caesarem, I. 

** The wise wage war for the sake of peace, and endure toil in the hope of 

** Sapientiae aetas condimentum 'st : sapiens aetati cibus est." 

Plautus. Trinumrn/as, Act II., Sc. II., S2.— {Lysiteles.) 

"Wisdom is 
The food of age, which lends to wisdom relish." 

— [Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Sapientissimum esse dicunt eum, cui quod opus sit ipsi veniat in 
mentem: proximo accedere ilium, qui alterius bene inventis 
obtemperet. In stultitia contra est. Minus enim stultus est is, 
cui nihil in mentem venit, quam ille, qui quod stulte alteri venit 
in mentem comprobat." Cicero. Pro Cluentio, XXXI., 84. 

** The wisest man, they say, is he who can himself devise what is needful 
to be done: next comes he who will follow the sage counsels of 
another. The opposite holds good in folly ; for he is less foolish who 
never has an idea of his own than he who approves the foolish ideas 
of others." 



Sapientum octavos." Hobacb. Satires, II., 3, 296. 

" The eighth of the sages." 

'* Sat celeriter fieri, quidquid fiat satis bene." 

Augustus. (Stietovwus, IL, 25.) 
'' Whatever is done well enough is done quickly enough." 

** (Sed) satis est orare Jovem quae donat et aufert ; 
Det vitam, det opes : a»equuin mi animum ipse parabo." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 18, 111. 
" Sufficient 'tis to pray 

To Jove for what he gives and takes awav : 

Grant life, grant fortune, for myself I'll find 

That best 01 blessings, a contented mind." — {Conington.) 

** Satis virilis es, quamdiu nil obviat adversi." 

Thomas k Kbmpis. De Imitatione ChrisH, IIL, 57, 1. 
** You are a brave man enough, so long as you meet with no opposition." 

*' Saucius ejurat pugnam gladiator, et idem 
Immemor antiqui vuhieris arma capit." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, I., 5, 37. 

"The swordsman, when he's wounded, will forswear 
The arena ; then, forgetful of his wounds. 
Will draw the sword again." 

" Saucius f actus sum in Veneris proelio ; 
Sagitta Gupido cor meum transfixit." 

Plautus. Persa, Act I., Sc, J., 24:,— (Toxiltis,) 

** In Venus' battle I've received a wound. 
The god of love has pierced me through the heart." 

*' Scajidit aeratas vitiosa naves 
Cura nee turmas equitum relinquit." Hobacb. Odes, IL, 16, 21. 

" Care climbs the bark, and trims the sail. 

Curst liend ! nor troops of horse can 'scape her." — (Conington.) 

" Scelera impetu, bona consilia mora valescere." 

Tacitus. History, L, 32. 

** Crimes gain by hasty action, better counsels by delay." 

— (Chtir<^ and Brodribb.) 

" Scelere velandum est scelus." 

Sbnbca. Phaedra, 729. — (T^ Nurse,) 
" Crime must by crime be veiled." 

" Scelus est jugulare Falemum 
Et dare Gampano toxica saeva mere. 
Gonvlvae meruere tui fortasse perire ; 

Amphora non meruit tam pretiosa mori." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, I., 18 (19), 5. 

** It is a crime to slay such glorious wine, 
Mix noxious drugs with growth of fair Champagne. 
Your guests, it may be, death have merited. 
But not that priceless vintage." 



" (Nam) Scelus intra se taciturn qui cogitat uUum, 
Facti crimen habet." Juvenal. Satires^ XIILf 209. 

" For, in the eye of heaven, a wicked deed 
Devised is done"— [Giford.) 

" Scilicet adversis probitas exercita rebus 
Tristi materiam tempore laudis habet." 

Ovid. Tristia, 7., 6, 49. 

" Yea, honesty, by evil fortune tried, 
Finds in adversity the seed of praise." 

'* Scilicet est cupidus studiorum quisque suorum, 
Tempus et adsueta ponere in arte juvat." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex PontOf I., 6, 36. 

"Each is desirous of his own pursuits, 'and loves 
To spend his time in his accustomed art." 

"Scilicet etiam ilium, qui libertatem publicam noUet, tam projectae 
servientum patientiae taedebat. " 

Tacitus. Annals, IILy 66.— (0/ Tiberius.) 

"Clearly, even he, with his dislike of public freedom, was disgusted at the 
abject abasement of his creatures. — (Chwch and Brodribb.) 

" Scilicet improbae 
Orescunt divitiae ; tamen 
Ourtae nescio quid semper abest rei." Hobacb. 0(2e5, IIZ, 24, 62. 

" Money, root of ill. 
Doubt it not, still grows apace : 
Yet the scant heap has somewhat lacking still." — {Conington,) 

" Scilicet insane nemo in amore videt." 

Propebtius. Elegies, IIL, 6, 18 {IL, 14j 18). 
"Afflicted by love's madness all are blind." 

" Scilicet omnibus est labor impendendus." 

ViBGiL. Oeo7'gicSy IL, 61. 
" Naught shall we gain but at the price of toil." 

" Scilicet uxorem cum dote fidemque et amicos 
Et genus et formam regina pecunia donat, 
Ac bene nummatum decorat Suadela Venusque." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 6, 36. 

"A dowried wife, friends, beauty, birth, fair fame, 
These are the gifts of money, heavenly dame ; 
Be but a moneyed man, Persuasion tips 
Your tongue, and Venus settles on your lips." — (Conington,) 

" Scire mori sors prima viris, sed proxima cogi." 

LucAN. Pharsalia, JX, 210. 

" Man's highest lot is to know how to die. 
Next, how to yield." 

" Scite tamen, quamvis longa regione remotus 
Absim, vos animo semper adesse meo." 

Ovid. Tristia, IIL, 4, 73. 

"Though we be severed by the whole wide world, 
Yet art thou ever present to my mind." 


*' Scribendi recte sapere est et principiuin et fons : 
Bern tibi Socraticae poterunt ostendere chartae." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 309. 

" Of writing well, be stire, the secret lies 
In wisdom : therefore study to be wise. 
The page of Plato may suggest the thonght "—(Conington,) 

** (Contra jussa monent Heleni,) Soyllam atque Oharybdim 
Inter, utramque viam leti discrimine parvo, 
Ni teneant oursus." Vibgil. MnM^ IIL, 684. 

" Helenus the seer, 
Who counselled still those seas to fly 
Where Scylla and Charybdis lie : 
That path of double death we shun." — {Oonington.) 

" Incidis in Scyllam cupiens vitare Oharybdim." 

Ph. Gaultibr. Alexandreis, F., 301. 

** In hope Charybdis to escape, thou fallest upon Scylla." 

, " Se, quae consilia magis res dent hominibus, quam homines rebus, ea 
ante tempus immatura non praecepturum." 

LiVY. Histories f XXIL, 38. 

"He would not anticipate those counsels which are rather bestowed by 
circumstances on men, than by men on circumstances." 

** Secreto amicos admone, lauda palam." Publilius Sybus, 459. 

''Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly." 

'•' Secunda felices, adversa magnos probent." 

Pliny the Younger. Pcmegyric, 31. 

** Prosperity proves the fortunate, adversity the great." 

*'Secundae res acrioribus stimulis animum explorant: quia miseriae 
tolerantur, felicitate corrumpimur." Tacitus. History y /., 15. 

** Prosperity tries the heart with keener temptations ; for hardships may be 
endured, whereas we are spoiled by success." 

— (Church and Brodribb.) 

"** Secundas fortunas decent superbiae." 

Plautus. Stichtcs, Act 11, , Sc, I., 28. — (Dmadum,) 

** Pride is the fitting comrade of prosperity." 

'' Sed neque tarn facilis res uUa est, quin ea primum 
Difficilis magis ad credendum constet : itemque 
Nil adeo magnum, neque tam mirabile quicquam. 
Quod non paulatim minuant mirarier omnes." 

Lucretius. De Eerum Natura^ II, 1 1024. 

" There's naught so easy, but when it was new 
Seemed difficult of credence, and there's naught 
So great, so wonderful, when first 'tis seen, 
But men will later cease to marvel at it." 

-''Sed positum sit primum nosmetipsos commendatos esse nobis, pri- 
mamque ex natura banc habere appetitionem, ut conservemus 
nosmet ipsos." Cicero. De FinihuSj IV,^ 10, 25. 

** Let it first be granted that we are given in charge to ourselves, and that the 
first thing we receive ftom nature is the instinct of self-preservation." 


" Sedet, aeternumque sedebit, 
Infelix Theseus." Vibgil. Mneid, VI„ 617. 

" There in the bottom of the pit 
Sits Theseus, and will ever sit." — (Conington,) 

*' Seditione, dolis, scelere atque libidine et ira, 
Iliacos intra mures peocatur, et extra." 

HoBACE.'^JSTpistoZo^, J., 2, 15. 

" Strife, treachery, crime, lust, rage, 'tis error all, 
One mass of faults within, without the yra.]!"— {Conington.) 

'^Sedulo ouravi humanas actiones non riders, non lugere, neque de- 
testari, sed intelligere." Spinoza. Tractatus Politicvs, I., 4. 

"I have made it my chief care neither to ridicule, nor to deplore, nor to 
execrate, but to understand the actions of mankind." 

*' Segnius homines bona quam mala sentire." 

LiVY. Histories t XXX., 21. 
** Men are slower to recognise blessings than misfortunes." 

" Segnius irritant animos demissa per aurem 
Quam quae sunt oculis subjecta fidelibus, et quae 
Ipse sibi tradit spectator." Hobace. De Arte Poetica^ 180. 

*' A thing when heard, remember, strikes less keen 
On the spectator's mind than when 'tis seen." — (Conington.) 

** (Tu quoque, ut hie video, non es ignarus amorum. 
Id commune malum ;) semel insanivimus omnes." 

J. B. Spagnuoli (Johannes Mantuanus). Eclogiies, J., 217. 

** Not ignorant thou of love, our common bane ; 
A madness 'tis that each man once has known." 

** Semita certe 
Tranquillae per virtutem patet unica vitae." 

Juvenal. Satires, X, 363. 

" One path alone leads to a lite of peace : 
The path of virtue." 

** Semper ad eventum festinat et in medias res 
Non secus ac notas auditorem rapit." 

Hobace. De Arte Poetica, 148. 

" He hurries to the crisis, lets you fall 
Where facts crowd thick, as though you knew them all." — {Conington.) 

" Semper aliquid novi Africam afferre." 

Pliny the Eldeb. Natural History, VIIL, 17. 

** There is always something new out of Africa." 

** Semper autem in Me quid senseris, non quid dixeris, cogitandum.' 

Cicero. De Officiis, J., 13, 40. 

" A promise must be kept not merely in the letter, but in the spirit." 

** Semper bonus homo tiro est." Mabtial. Epigrams, XIL, 61, 2. 

** The virtuous man is ever a novice in worldly things." 

" Semper ego auditor tantum ? nunquamne reponam ? " 

Juvenal. Satires, I., 1. 

•• Shall I not once attempt to quit the score. 
Always an auditor, and nothing more ! "—{Gifford.) 


** Semper eris pauper, si pauper es, Aemiliane ; 
Dantur opes nulli nunc, nisi divitibus." 

Mabtiaii. Epigrams, V., 81, 1. 

" If poor you are, poor you will always be, 
For wealth's now given to none but to the rich.** 

** Semper habet lites, altemaque jurgia lectus 
In quo nupta jacet ; minimum dormitur in illo." 

Juvenal. Satires, TT, 268. 

" 'Tib night; yet hope no slumbers with your wife ; 
The nuptial bed is still the scene of strife"— {Oifford,) 

" Semper in absentes felicior aestus amantes/' 

Pbopbrtius. Elegies, IIL, 31, 43 {IL, 33, 43). 
" When those who love are severed, love's tide stronger flows." 

"Semper in praelio maximum est periculum, qui maxime timent: 
audacia pro muro habetur." Sallust. Catiline, LVIIL 

** In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk ; bravery is a rampart 
of defence." 

** Semper oculatae nostrae sunt manus ; credunt quod vident. 
VetuB est * Nihili cocio est ' ; scis cujus ; non dico amplius." 

PiiAUTUs. Asinaria, Act J., Sc, III., 60. — {Cleaereta.) 

** Within their palm 
They never credit aught but what they see. 
'Tis an old saying, money down's the thing. 
Do you attend to me ? — I'll say no more"— (Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Semper tibi pendeat hamus : 
Quo minime credas gurgite, piscis erit." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, III., 425. 

" Keep thy hook always baited, for a fish 
Lurks ever in the most unlikely swim." 

'* Semper tu scito, flamma fumo est proxima. 
Fumo comburi nihil potest, flamma potest." 

Plautus. Curculio, Act I., Sc. L, 63. — (Falinurus.) 

" Ever remember this. Flame follows close 
Upon the heels of smoke. In smoke, indeed, 
Things cannot be consumed, in flame they may." 

— (Bonnell Thornton.) 

"Semper vero esse felicem, et sine morsu animi transire vitam, 
ignorare est rerum naturae alteram partem." 

Seneca. De Providentia, IV., 1. 

*'To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has 
never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature." 

" Senectus ipsa est morbus." 

Tebbnce. Phormio, Act IV., Sc, I., 9. — {Chremes.) 
** Old age itself is a disease."— ((?eor^e Colman.) 

^ Senez cum extemplo est, jam nee sentit nee sapit, 
Aiunt, solere eum rursum repuerascere." 

Plautus. Mercator, Act II., Sc. II., 24. — Lysimachus^) 

** When a man reaches the last stage of life, 
' Sans sense, sans taste, sans eyes, sans everything,* 
They say that he is grown a child again. " — {Bonnell Thornton. ) 


" Sensi ego in optimo filio, tu in exspectatis ad amplissimam dignitatem 
fratribus, Scipio, mortem omni aetati esse communem." 

Cicero. De Senectute, XIX., 68. 

" lin my noble son, you, Scipio, in your brothers, who had given promise 
of the highest distinction, have felt that death is the common heritage 
of every age." 

" Sensit vetus regnandi falsos in amore odia non fingere." 

Tacitus. ArmalSt FT., 44. 

*'An experienced king, Artabanus, knows that men do not necessarily 
feign hatred because they are false in friendship." 

— (Church and Brodr^.) 

*^ Sentit enim vim quisque suam, qua possit abuti. 
Gomua nata prius vitulo quam frontibus extent : 
Illis iratus petit, atque infensus inurget." 

Lucretius. De Eerum Natura, F., 1031. 

" Each feels the strength that nature gives to him. 
Before the calf s horns show upon his brow, 
They have begun to grow ; with rage he butts, 
And seeks to use them." 

" (Sed quid 
Turba Remi ?) Sequitur fortunam ut semper, et edit 
Damnatos." Juvenal. Satires^ X., 73. 

" What think the people ? They I 
Thev follow fortune as of old, and hate, 
With all their souls, the victim of the state." — (Giford,) 

" Sequitur superbos ultor a tergo deus." 

Seneca. Hercules Furens^ 389. — (Megara.) 

** The avenging god follows in the steps of the proud." 

" Sera nunquam est ad bones mores via ; 
Quem poenitet peccasse, paene est innocens." 

Seneca. Aganiemnon, 243, — {Clytemnestra,) 

** 'Tis ne'er too late to follow virtue's path ; 
He who repents of sin almost is innocent." 

"Sera parsimonia in fundo est." Seneca. Epistolae^ J., 5. 

" Economy comes too late when the coffers are empty." 

" Seria cum possim, quod delectantia malim 
Scribere, tu caussa es, lector amice, mihi." 

Martial. Epigrmns, 7., 16, !• 

** It what I write's amusing, when it might 
Be serious, thou, good reader, art the cause." 

*' Serit arbcres, quae alteri saeclo prosient," 

Oaecilius Statius. Synephebi, Fraginent 11* 

" He plants trees for the benefit of another generation." 

** Serius aut citius sedem properamus ad unam." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, X., 33. 

*' Sooner or later to one goal we haste." 


** Serpens, sitis, ardor, arenae 
Dulcia virtuti ; gaudet patientia duris : 
Laetius est, quo ties magno sibi constat, honestnm.'* 

LucAN. PharsaUaf JX, 401. 

" Thirst, heat, the desert sands, the deadly snake 
Are dear to valour ; firmness hardship loves : 
Virtue's more welcome when its cost is high." 


** Serum est cavendi tempus in mediis malis.' 

Seitboa. ThyesteSf 487. — (Thyestes,) 

** Cfiution comes too late when we are in the midst of troubles." 

" Serus in coelum redeas ; diuque 
Laetus intersis populo Quirini." Horace. Odes, J., 2, 45. 

" Late be thy journey home, and long 

Thy sojourn with Rome's family." — (Conington,) 

" Servare cives major (virtus) est patriae patri." 

Seneca. Octama, 456. — {Seneca,) 

" 'Tis more virtuous in the father of his country to toil for the well-being 
of its citizens." 

** Servata semper lege et ratione loquendi." 

Juvenal. Satires, VI., 453. 

" Observing all the laws and rules of speech." 

'* Si acum, credo, quaereres, 
Acum invenisses, si adpararet, jam diu. 
Hominem inter vivos quaeritamus mortuum : 
Nam invenissemus jam diu, si viveret." 

Plautus. Menaechmi, Act II,, Sc, L, 13. — {Messenio,) 

" Had we been looking for a needle, sure. 
We should have found it long ago if visible. 
So search we for a dead man 'mong the quick, 
For we had found him long ago if living." 

— {BonneU Thornton.) 

" Si ad naturam vives, nunquam eris pauper : si ad opiniones, nunquam 
eris dives." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XYL, 7. — (A saying of Epicurus.) 

"If you live according to nature you will never be poor, if according to 
fancy you will never be rich." 

" Si animus hominem perpulit, actum est : animo servibit, non sibi ; 
Si ipse animum perpulit, dum vivit, victor victorum cluet." 

* Plautus. Trinurmnus, Act II., Sc. II., 27. — {Philto.) 

" If the will masters him, all's over with him ; 
By it he'll be enslaved : but if his will 
He masters, while he lives he shall be styled 
A conqueror of conquerors." — (BonneU Tfwmton.) 


" Si bene commexnini causae sunt quinque bibendi : 
Hos^itis adventuB ; praesens sitis ; atque futura ; 
Et Yini bonitas ; et quaelibet altera causa." 

Pima SiBMOND. {Menage, Menagicmat ed. Amsterdam^ lG93'r 

p, 189.) 

** If on my theme I rightlv think, 
There are five reasons why men drink : 
Good wine, a Mend, because I'm dry, 
Or lest I should be by-and-by. 
Or any other reason why." — {ffcTiry Aldrich,) 

** Si bene quid facias, facias cito ; nam cito factum 
Gratum erit ; ingratum gratia tarda facit." 

AusoNius. Epigram8y LXXXIIL 

" Delay not if a favour you'd confer ; 
For what's done quickly gratitude you'll earn. 
For tardy favours none mil grateful be." 

** Si cadere necesse sit, occurrendum discrimini." 

Tacitus. History, I., 88r 

** If we must fall, let us go out and meet the danger." 

— {Church and Brodribb,) 

" Si computes annos, exiguum tempus ; si vices rerum, aevum putes." 

Pliny thb Youngeb. Epistolae, JV., 24. 

"A brief space if you count the years ; an age if you consider the changea 
it brought forth." 

" Si consilium vis, 
Permittes ipsis expendere numinibus, quid 
Conveniat nobis, rebusque sit utile nostris ; 
Nam pro jucundis aptissima quaeque dabunt di. 
Garior est illis homo, quam sibi.'* Juvenal. Satires, X,, 846^ 

" Would you be >vise, then let the gods bestow 
On each what's fitting, and will benefit 
His state ; for what is right the gods will give. 
Not what is pleasing ; man's to them more dear 
Than to himself." 

" Si enim pecunias aequari non placet ; si ingenia omnium paria esse 
non possunt: jura certe paria debent esse eorum inter se, qui 
sunt cives in eadem republica." 

CiCBBO. De Republica, L, 32, 49. 

** If an equal distribution of wealth is unpopular, if equality of intelli- 
gence is an impossibility, at least there should be equality before thft 
htw among all those who are citizens of the same state." 

** Si fata deum, si mens non laeva fuisset, 
Impulerat ferro Argolicas foedare latebras ; 
Trojaque nunc staret, Priamique arx alta maneres ! " 

YiBGiL. ^neid, IL^ 64* 

" And then, had fate our weal designed, 
Nor given us a perverted mind. 
Then had he moved us to deface 
The Greeks' accursed lurking-place. 
And Troy had been abiding still, 
And Riam's tower yet crowned the hill." — {Conington,} 


** Si figit adamantinos 
Summis verticibus dira Necessitas 

Glavos, non aniTmiTn metu, 
Non mortis laqueis ezpedies caput." Hobacb. Odes^ IILt 24, 5» 

" Let Necessity but drive 
Her wedge of adamant into that proud head, 

Vaimy battling will you strive 
To 'scape Death's noose, or rid your soul of dread." — {C(mington,Y 

** Si foret in terris, rideret Democritus, sen 
Diversum confusa genus panthera camelo, 
Sive elephas albus vulgi converteret era." 

Hobacb. Ejpistolae, IL^ 1, 194. 

" Oh, could Democritus return to earth. 
In truth 'twould wake his wildest peais of mirth, 
To see a milk-white elephant, or shape 
Half pard, half camel, set tiie crowd agape ! "—{Conington.) 

•* Si Fortuna juvat, caveto tolli : 
Si Fortuna tonat, caveto mergi." 

AusoNius. Septem Scvpientum Sententiae^ Periander^ 6. 

''If Fortune aids, beware of undue elation: if Fortune thunders, beware 
of too deep depression." 

*' Si Fortuna volet, fies do rhetore consul. 
Si volet haec eadem, fies de consule rhetor." 

Juvenal. Satires, VIL, 197. 

** Fortune is all : she, as the fancy springs. 
Makes kings of pedants, and of pedants, kings." — {Giford.) 

" Si fractus illabatur orbis, 

Impavidum ferient ruinae." Hobacb. Odes, III,, 3, 7. 

** Should Nature's pillared frame give way. 

That wreck would strike on fearless head." — (Conington,) 

** Si genus est mortis male vivere, terra moratur, 
Et desunt fatis sola sepulchra meis." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, III,, 4, 75^ 

'' If 'tis a kind of death to live unhappy. 
Then earth alone awaits me, and the tomb 
Will fill the cup of all my miseries." 

" Si genus humanum et mortalia temnitis arma, 
At sperate deos memores fandi atque nefandi." 

YiBGiL. ^neid, L, 542^ 

'' If men and mortal arms ye slight. 
Know there are gods who watch o'er right." — (Conington,) 

**Si illi sunt virgae ruri, at mihi tergum domi est." 

Plaxjtus. Bacchides, Act II,, Sc. III., 131. — (Cirysalus.) 

** His rods are in the fields, my back's at home." — (Bonnell Thornton,) 

** Si incolae bene sunt morati, pulchre munitum arbitror.** 

Plautus. Persa, Act IV., Sc. IV,, 6. — {Virgo,} 

** Be bat the manners of the people good. 
The city's well and fairly fortified.' ~(-fio«n«K Thornton,) 



Si judioas, cognosoe ; si regnas, jube." 

Seneca. Medea, 193. — {Medea,) 
*' If thou art a judge, investigate ; if a king, command." 

** Si meliora dies, ut vina, poemata reddit, 
Scire velim chartis pretium quotas arroget annus." 

HoBACE. Epistolae, XL, 1, 34. 

" Or is it said that poetry's like wine, 
Which age, we know, will mellow and refine ? 
Well, let me grant the parallel, and ask 
How many years a work must be in cask." — (Conington,) 

"** Si mortuorum aliquis miseretur et non natorum misereatur." 

Seneca. Ad Marciam, de Consolatione, XIX, ^ 5. 

" How shall any one pity those who die, and not also those who are bom ?" 

" Si natura negat, facit indignatio versum, 
Qualemcunque potest." Juvenal. Satires, J., 79. 

" If nature says me nay, then indignation 
Indites such verses as she may." 

-*' Si nee blanda satis nee erit tibi comis amanti, 
Perfer et obdura ; postmodo mitis erit. 
Flectitur obsequio curvatus ab arbore rajnus ; 

Frangis, si vires experiere tuas. 
Obsequio tranantur aquae, nee vincere possis 
Flumina, si contra, quam rapit unda, nates." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, 17., 177. 

" If that thy loved one be not kind and sweet, 
Be strong, endure : in time she'll milder be. 
The bough may be bent down by gentleness. 
Put forth thy strength, and it will broken be. 
By yielding to the current streams are crossed, 
But swim against the flood, and thou'rt •'erwhelmed." 

-** Si pace frui volumus, bellum gerendum est ; si bellum omittinius, pace 
nunquam fruemur." Cicero. Philippica, VIL, 6, 19. 

" If we desire to enjoy peace, we must first wage war ; if we shrink from 
war, we shall never enjoy peace." 

■«* Si quid bene facias, levior pluma est gratia. 
Si quid peccatum 'st, plumbeas iras gerunt." 

Plautus. Poemihcs, Act III,, Sc, VL, 17. — (Advocatiis,) 

" Serve them, their thanks are lighter than a feather ; 
Offend them, and their vengeance falls like lead." 

— {Bonnell Thornton,) 

*' Si quid est aliud in philosophia boni, hoc est, quod stemma non 
inspicit : omnes, si ad originem primam revocantur, a dis sunt." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XLIV., 1. 

"If there is any other advantage in philosophy, it is that itjdoes not 
investigate pedigrees ; we are all, if we go back to the beginning of 
things, descended from the gods." 


" Si quid faciundum est mulieri male atque malitiose, 
Ea sibi immortalis memoria est meminisse et sempiterua ; 
Sin bene quid aut fideliter faciundum est ; eo deveniunt 
Obliviosae extemplo uti fiant ; meminisse nequeunt." 
Plautus. Miles Oloriosus, Act III., Sc, IIL, 14:.— (Acroteleutium,) 

"Trust a woman, 
If she has any mischief to promote, 
I warrant she'll remember ;» in that point 
Her memory is immortal, everlasting : 
If anything is to be done by them, 
Or good or honest, so it happens straight, 
They grow forgetful, and tney can't remember.** 

— [BonneU Thornton.) 

" Si quid inexpertum scenae committis, et audes 
Personam formare novam, servetur ad imum 
Qualis ab incoepto processerit, et sibi constet." 

Horace. De Arte Poetical 125. 

" If you would be original, and seek 
To frame some character ne'er seen in Greek, 
See it be wrought on one consistent plan. 
And end the same creation it began." — [Conington.) 

*' Si quidem potest vi et metu extortum honorarium nominari." 

Cicero. In Pisonem, XXXV., 86. 

" How can we describe as an honorarium what is extorted by force or by 

" Si quidquam mutii^ gratum acceptumque sepulchris 
Accidere a nostro, Calve, dolore potest, 
Quo desiderio vefceres renovamus amores, 
Atque olim amissas fiemus amicitias ; 
Certe non tanto mors immatura dolori est 
Quintiliae, quantum gaudet amore tuo." 

Catullus. Carmina, XCIV, (XCVL), 1. 

•• If, Calvus, aught may reach the silent dead. 
To gladden them, that from our sorrow springs, 
The longing that renews our ancient loves. 
And makes our tears to fall for those we've lost : 
Sure then Quintilia less her early death 
Will mourn, than joy in all thy love for her." 

*' Si, quoties peccant homines, sua fulmina mittat 

Jupiter, exiguo tempore inermis erit." Ovid. Tristia, II., 33. 

" If Jove a bolt should hurl whene'er men sin, 
His armoury would quickly empty be." 

" Si rixa est, ubi tu pulsas, ego vapulo tantum." 

Juvenal. Satires, III., 289. 

" If that be deemed a quarrel, where, heaven knows. 
He only gives, and I receive, the hloyfa."—{Gifford.) 

" Si velis credere altius veritatem intuentibus, omnis vita supplicium 
est." Seneca. Ad Polybium, de Consolatione, IX., 6. 

** If we may believe those who are the most earnest seekers of the truth, 
all life is punishment." 


** Si veris magna paratur 
Fama bonis, et si successu nuda remoto 
Inspicitur virtus, quidquid laudamus in ullo 
Majomxn, fortuna fuit." Lucan. Pharsaliay IX, 592. 

** If to the truly good 'tis our desire 
To allot the highest praise, and if we seek 
For naked virtue, stripped of all success, 
Sure, what we laud in all our greatest men 
Is their good fortune." 

*'(Nam) si violandum est jus, regnandi gratia violandum est: aliis 
rebus pietatem colas." Gaesab. {SuetonitiSt J., SO.) 

'' If the law is to be broken, let it be broken for the sake of sovereignty ; 
in other matters cultivate submission to it." 

** Si vis me flere, dolendum est 
Primum ipsi tibi." Horace. De Arte Poetica, 102. 

" Set the example, pray, 
And weep yourself ; then weep perhaps I ma,y"—{Conington,) 

^'Si volumus aequi rerum omnium judices esse, hoc primum nobis 
persuadeamus, neminem nostrum esse sine culpa." 

Seneca. De Ira, IL, 28, 1. 

" If we desire to judge all things justly, we must first persuade ourselves 
that none of us is without sin." 

*' Sibi non cavere, et aliis consilium dare, 
Stultum esse (ostendemus)." Phaedrus. FableSy I., 9, 1. 

" 'Tis the fool's part to take no thought for self, 
Yet give advice to others." 

^* Sibi servire gravissima est servitus." 

Seneca, Naturales Quaestiones, IIL, Praefatio, 17. 
" The most onerous slavery is to be a slave to oneself." 

" Sibi sua habeant regna reges, sibi divitias divites, 
Sibi honores, sibi virtutes, sibi pugnas, sibi proelia ! 
Dum mihi abstineant invidere, sibi quisque habeant quod suum est t " 
PiiAUTUS. CurculiOy Act Z, Sc III., 22. — (Phaedrormis,) 

** Let kings their kingdoms keep unto themselves, 
The rich their riches. Let each man enjoy 
His own, his honours, virtues, duels, battles, 
So they with envy look not on my joy a."— (Bonnell Thornton,) 

'''Sic ab hominibus doctis accepimus, non solum ex malis eligere 
minima oportere, sed etiam excerpere ex his ipsis, si quid inesset 
boni." Cicero. De Offlciis, III., 1, 3. 

"Learned men have taught us that not only with a choice of evils we 
should choose the least, but that from the evil we should endeavour to 
extract some good." 

"•'Sic certe vivendum est, tanquam in oonspectu vivamus. Sic cogi- 
tandum, tanquam aliquis in pectus intimum inspicere possit. " 

Seneca. Epistolae, LXXXIIL, 1. 

"We should live as though we were living in the full blaze of publicity, 
:and think as though any one could look into our innermost con- 



** Sic auferre rogis umbram conatur et ingens 
Gertamen cum morte gerit, curasque fatigat 
Artificum, inque omni te quaerit amare metallo. 
Sed mortalis nonos, agilis quern deztra laborat." 

Statius. SUuae, 7.» 1, 7. 

" Thus of its prey to rob the grave he strives, 
And wages war with death ; the craftsmen's skill 
He wearies, and thy form would idolise 
In every metal ; but no deathless fame 
By mortal skill is given." 


Sic ego non sine te, neo tecum vivere possum." 

Ovid. Amores, HL, 11 39. 

" Thus neither with thee, nor without thee, can I live." 

** Difficilis facilis, jucundus acerbus es idem : 
Nee tecum possum vivere, nee sine te." 

Mabtial. Epigrams, XII., 47, 1 

" Captious, yet complaisant, sweet and bitter too, 
I cannot with thee live, nor yet without thee." 

"** Sic enim est faciendum, ut contra universam naturam nihil conten- 
damus : ea tamen conservata propriam nostram sequamur ; ut, 
etiam si sint alia graviora atque meliora, tamen nos studia 
nostra nostrae naturae regula metiamur." 

CicEBO. De Offidis, J., 31, 110. 

"In all that we do we should avoid going contrary to nature, but with 
that reservation we should follow our own bent ; so that, though other 
pursuits may be higher and nobler, we should measure our own by our 
own natural capacity." 

^' Sic est vulgus ; ex veritate pauca, ex opinione multa aestimat." 

Cicero. Pro Boscio Comoedo, X., 29. 

" The masses are so constituted that they measure but few things by the 
standard of fact, most by the standard of conjecture." 

" Sic fortis Etruria crevit, 
Scilicet et rerum facta est pulcherrima Boma,^ 
Septemque una sibi muro circumdedit arces." 

Virgil. Oeorgics, IL, 633. 

** Thus strong Etruria grew, thus Rome was made, 
Fairest of towns, and with one wall enclosed 
Her sevenfold citadel." 

-" Sic honor et nomen divinis vatibus atque 
Oarminibus venit." Horace. De Arte Poetica, 400. 

" So came great honour and abundant praise, 
As to the gods, to poets and their lays." — (Conington.) 

"** Sic multa quae honesta natura videntur esse, temporibus fiunt non 
honesta." Cicero. De Offidis, III,, 25, 95. 

" Thus many things which seem by their nature honourable, are rendered 
dishonourable by circumstances." 


" Sic natura comprobatum est, ut eum quern laudes etiam ames : porro 
quern ames etiam laudari ab illo velis." 

ApuiiEius. Florida, J., 9. 

It is only, natural that him whom you praise you should also love ; and, 
further, that you should desire to merit the praises of him whom you 

" Sic natura jubet ; velocius et citius nos 
Gorrumpunt vitiorum exempla domestica, magnis 
Cum subeunt animos auctoribus." Juvenal. Satires, XIV,, 31. 

** So Nature prompts : drawn by her secret tie, 
We view a parent's deeds with reverent eye ; 
With fatal haste, alas ! the example take. 
And love the sin for the dear sinner's sake." — {Oijff^ord,) 

" Sic omnis amor unus habet decernere ferro." 

ViBGiL. ^neid, ZIL, 282. 

'' Each bums alike with frantic zeal 
To end the quarrel by the steel." — (Coninffton.) 

" Sic omnia fatis 
In pejus ruere, ac retro sublapsa referri." 

ViBGiL. Oeorgics, J., 199. 

** Fate so ordains that all should downward tend. 
All retrograde, all in confusion end." — [J, B, Rose,) 

'*Sic qui pauperiem veritus, potiore metallis 
Libertate caret, dominum vehet improbus atque 
Serviet aetemum, quia parvo nesciet uti." 

Horace. Epistolae, L, 10, 39. 

" So he who, fearing penury, loses hold 
Of independence, better far than ^old. 
Will toil, a hopeless drudge, till life is spent. 
Because he'll never, never learn content. — {Conington.) 

" Sic rerum summa novatur 
Semper, et inter se mortal es mutua vivunt. 
Augescunt aliae gentes, aliae minuuntur, 
Inque brevi spatio mutantur saecla animantum 
Et quasi cursores, vital lampada tradunt." 

Lucretius. De Rerum Natura^ II., 73. 

** Thus ever is the universe made new, 
And all that's mortal lives its life in turn. 
Some nations grow while others fade away ; 
Ajid one brief age another age succeeds, 
Like runners handing on the lamp of life." 

" Sic omnia verti 
Oemimus atque illas assumere robora gentes 
Ooncidere has." Ovid. Metamorphoses, XV,, 420. 

''Thus do we see 
That all things change, one nation gaining strength 
While others perish." 


** Sic vive cum hominibus, tanquam deus videat : sic loquere cum deo, 
tanquam homines audiant.'* Seneca. Epistolaey X, 5. 

** So live with thy fellow-man as though in the sight of God ; so speak with 
thy God as though in the hearing of men." 

" Sic volvenda aetas commutat tempera rerum. 
Quod fuit in pretio fit nullo denique honore." 

Lucretius. De Rerum Naturay F., 1274. 

" Thus do the rolling years change every circumstance ; 
What once was priceless now's of little worth." 

" Sicut ad poenam sufficit meditari punienda, sic et ad laudem satis est 
conari praedicanda." Apuleius. Florida^ IV.^ 20. 

"Even as, to deserve punishment, it is enough to plot what is evil, so, to 
merit praise, it is enough to attempt what is good." 

" Sicut fortis equus, spatio quae saepe supremo 
Vicit Olympia, nunc senio confectu* quiescit." 

Ennius. {Quoted by Cicero^ de SenecttUe, F., 14.) 

** Like the stout horse which oft has borne away 
The prize, now, weak with age, he rest enjoys." 

" Silent enim leges inter arma." Cicebo. Pro Milone^ IV., 10. 

" Amongst drawn swords law is silent." 

"Simplex munditiis." Horace. Odes, L, 5, 6. 

"So trim, so simple !" — [Conington.) 

*' Simpliciter pateat vitium fortasse pusillum. 
Quod tegitur, majus creditur esse malum." 

Martial. Epigrams, III., 42, 3, 

" Seek not to hide a blemish that's but small. 
The fault that's hidden ofttimes greater seems." 

•'Sin aliquem infandum casum, Fortuna, minaris, 
Nunc, o nunc liceat crudelem abrumpere vitam, 
Dum carae ambiguae, dum spes inceita futuri.'* 

Virgil, ^neid, VIII., 678. 
" But, ah ! if Fortune oe my foe. 
And meditate some crushing blow. 
Now, now the thread in mercy break. 
While hope sees dim, and cares mistake." — (Conington.) 

" Sincerum est nisi vas, quodcumque infundis acescit : 
Sperne voluptates, nocet empta dolore voluptas ; 
Semper avarus eget, certum vote pete finem ; 
Invidus alterius macrescit rebus opimis. 
Invidia Siculi non invenere tyranni 
Majus tormentum." Horace. Epistolae, I., 2, 64. 

" Unless the vessel whence we drink is pure, 
Whate'er is poured therein turns foul, be sure. 
Make light of pleasure : pleasure bought with pain 
Yields little profit, but much more of bane. 
The miser's always needy : draw a line 
Within whose bound your wishes to confine. 
His neighbour's fatness makes the envious lean : 
No tyrant e'er devised a pang so keen."— (Conington.) 



"Sine auctore propositi libelli nuUo orimine locum habere debent. 
Nam et pessimi exempli nee nostri seculi est." 
Trajan. Ad Plinium. (Pliny the Younger ^ Epistolae^ X, 98.) 

" Anon vinous letters should be valueless in respect of the charges they 
make, for they are in the worst possible taste, and unworthy of our 


"Sine Cerere et Libero friget Venus." 

Terence. EuntichuSt Act IV., Sc, T., 6. — (Chremes.) 
** Ceres and Bacchus are warm friends of Venus." — {George Colman.) 

** Sime doctrina vita est quasi mortis imago." 

DiONYSius Oato. Disticha de Morihus, TIL, 1. 

" Without learning life is but the image of death." 

" Sine ira et studio." Tacitus. Annals, L, 1. 

"Without bitterness or partiality." — [Ghwch and Brodribb.) 

" Sine labore non tenditur ad requiem : nee sine pugna pervenitur ad 

Thomas a Kempis. De Imitatione Christi, III., 19, 4. 

"Without toil we make no progress towards repose; without conflict we 
cannot attain to victory." 

"Sine pennis volare baud facile 'st ; meae alae pennas non habent." 
Plautus. Poenulus, Act IV., Sc. II., 49. — {Syn^erastiM.) 

" It is not easy flying without feathers. 
My wings are not yet fledged." — (Bonnell Thornton.) 

Sine summa justitia rem publicam geri nullo modo posse." 

GiCEBO. De Re Publica, II., 44, 70. 

" Without the most iuflexible justice it is impossible to direct a state." 

Singula de nobis anni praedantur euntes ; 
Eripuere jocos, Venerem, convivia, ludtum." 

Horace. Epistolae, II., 2, 55. 

" Our years keep taking toll as they move on ; 
My feasts, my frolics are already gone." — (Conmgton.) 

Singula quaeque locum teneant sortita decenter." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 92. 

" Each has its place allotted ; each is bound 
To keep it, nor invade its neighbour's ground." — [Conington.) 

"Sint Maecenates, non deerunt, Flacce, Marones." 

Martial. Epigrams, VIII. , 56, 5. 

" While there is one Maecenas left we shall not want for Virgils." 

Siqua voles apte nubere, nube pari." Ovid. Heroides, IX., 32. 

" If you'd wed fitly, in your station wed." 

Siquis idem sperat, jskcturas poma myricas 
Speret, et in medio flumine mella petat." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, L, 747, 

" He who hopes this, would hope 
To gather apples from the tamarisk. 
And search for honey in the flowing stream." 






" Sit caeca futuri 
Mens hominum fati, liceat sperare timenti ! " 

LucAir. Pharsalia, 11. ^ 14. 

" Hide from our eyes what fortune has in store, 
And grant that he who fears may also hope." 

Sit hoc discrimen inter gratiosos cives atque fortes, ut illi vivi fruan- 
tur opibus suis; horum etiam mortuorum (si quisquam hujus 
imperii defensor mori potest) vivat auctoritas immor talis." 

Cicero. Pro ComeUo Balbo, XZ/., 49. 

"Let us make this distinction between the citizen who is merely popular, 
and the citizen who is a power in the state : the former will enjoy his 
advantages in his lifetime, the latter will leave behind him after death 
(if indeed any supporter of our empire can be said to die) a deathless 

** Sit jus liceatque perire poetis." Horace. De Arte Poetica, 466. 
"Leave poets free to perish aa they will." — [Conington.) 

*<^it mihi fas audita loqui ; sit numine vestro 
Pandere res alta terra et caligine mersas." 

ViRGHi. .JEneid, VL, 266. 

" What ear has heard let tongue make known : 
Vouchsafe your sanction, nor forbid 
To utter thmgs in darkness hid." — (Conington.) 

** Sit mihi quod nunc est, etiam minus, et mihi vivam 
Quod superest aevi, si quid superesse volunt di." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 18, 107. 

** Oh, may I yet possess 
The goods I have, or if Heaven pleases, less ! 
Let the few years that Fate may grant me still 
Be all my own, nor held at others' will." — {Coningt$n.) 

" Sit mihi verna satur : sit non doctissima conjux : 
Sit nox cum somno : sit sine lite dies." 

Martial. Epigrams, IL, 90, 9. 

" Give me a well-fed slave : a wife that's not too clever : 
Sound sleep at night, and days from quarrels free." 

^* Socordiam eorum inridere libet, qui praesenti potentia credunt extin- 
gui posse etiam sequentis aevi memoriam. Nam contra, punitis 
ingeniis, gliscit auctoritas, neque aliud extemi reges, aut qui 
eadem saevitia usi sunt, nisi dedecus sibi, atque illis gloriam 
peperere." Tacitus. Annals, IV., 35. 

" One is all the more inclined to laugh at the stupidity of men who suppose 
that the despotism of the present can actually efface the remembrances 
of the next generation. On the contrary, the persecution of genius 
fosters its influence ; foreign tyrants, and all who have imitated their 
oppression, have merely procured infamy for themselves, and glory for 
their victims." — {Ghttrch and Brodribb.) 


Sola virtus praestat gaudium perpetuum." 

Sbneca. Epistolae, XXVIL, 3. 
*' Virtue alone affords us a continual joy." 


" Solem enim e mundo tollere videntur qui amioitiam e vita tollunt/* 

CiCEao. De Amicitia, XIII.^ 47. 

" Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun." 

*' Solent mendaces luere poeuas malefici." 

Phaedrus. FahleSy J., 17, 1. 
**The liar will pay the penalty of crime." 

" Soles occidere et redire possunt : 
Nobis, cum semel occidit brevis lux, 
Nox est perpetua una dormienda." Catullus. Carminaj F., 4. 

** The sun may set, but it will rise again : 
But when the brief light of our day has paled 
Nought waits us but a night of endless sleep." 

*' Solum ut inter ista certum sit nihil esse certi." 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History, IL, 5. 

" In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain." 

*' Solve senescentem mature sanus equum, ne 
Peccet ad extremum ridendus, et ilia ducat." 

Horace. Epistolary J., 1, 8. 

" Give rest in time to that old horse, for fear 
At last he founder 'mid the general jeer." — {Conington,) 

" Solventur risu tabulae ; tu missus abibis." 

Horace. Satires, II., 1, 86. 

" Oh, then a laugh will cut the matter short : 
The case breaks down, defendant leaves the court." — {Coningtmi.) 

'' Somne, quies rerum, placidissime somne deorum, 
Pax animi, quem cura fugit, qui corda diurnis 
Fessa ministeriis mulces, reparasque labori ! " 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, XL, 623. 
"Sleep, nature's rest, divine tranquillity, 
That bringest peace to the mind and chasest far 
All care ; that sooth'st our breasts by daily toil 
O'er- wearied, and prepar'st for labour new." 

"Somnia Pythagorea." Horace. Epistolae, II., 1, 52. 

"Pythagorean dreams." 

" Somnus agrestium 
Lenis virorum non humiles domos 
Fastidit umbrosamque ripam, 

Non Zephyris agitata Tempe." Horace. Odes, III,, 1, 21. 

" Sleep knows no pride ; 
It scorns not cots of village hinds, 
Nor shadow-trembling riverside. 

Nor Tempe, stirred by western yfiuds."— (Conington.) 

" Spargere voces 
In volgum ambiguas." Virgil. JSneid, II., 98. 

"With chance-dropped words the people fired."— (Cowingr^ow.) 

" Spectatum veniunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipsae." 

Ovid. De Arte Amandi, I., 99. 

" The ladies come to see and to be seen." 


*' Sperat infest is, metuit secundis 
Alteram sortem bene praeparatum 
Pectus." Horace. Odes, Il.y 10, 13. 

" In sadness hope, in gladness fear 
'Gainst coming change will fortify 
Your breast. " — ( Gonington. ) 

** Spes addita suscitat iras." Virgil, ^neid, X, 263. 

** Hope nerves their drooping hands." — [Gonington.) 

*' Spiritualis enim virtus Sacramenti ita est ut lux ; et ab illuminandis 
pura excipitur, et, si pura immundos transeat, non inquinatur." 
St. Augustine. In Johannis Evangelium, Tractatus T., 

Cap. I., § 16. 

"The spiritual virtue of the Sacrament is like unto light ; it is received 
pure by those who are to be illuminated by it, and though it pass 
through the unclean it is not thereby defiled." 

" Spissis indigna theatris 
Scripta pudet recitare, et nugis addere pondus." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 19, 41. 

** Large audiences require 
Some heavier metal than my thin-drawn wire." — [Gonington.) 

^* Sprieta in tempore gloria interdum cumulatior redit." 

LivY. Histories, II., 47. 
"Fame opportunely despised often comes back redoubled." 

•** Stat magni nominis umbra." Lucan. Pharsalia, J., 135. 

** Remains the shadow of a mighty name." 

" Stat nulla diu mortalibus usquam 
Fortuna titubante, fides." Silius Italicus. Punica, XL, 3. 

"Not long man's faith endures when fortune's tottering." 

■** Stat sua cuique dies ; breve et inreparabile tempus 
Omnibus est vitae ; sed famam extendere factis. 
Hoc virtutis opus." ViRQUi. Mneid, X, 467. 

" Each has his destined time : a span 
Is all the heritage of man : 
'Tis virtue's part by deeds of praise 
To lengthen fame through after days." — [Gonington.) 

■" Status enim reipublicae maxime judicatis rebus continetur." 

Cicero. Pro Sulla, XXII., 63. 

"The solidity of a state is very largely bound up in its judicial decisions." 

■" Stemmata quid faciunt ? quid prodest, Pontice, longo 
Sanguine oenseri, pictos ostendere vultus 
Majorum ? " Juvenal. Satires, VIII,, 1. 

" * Your ancient house ! * No more. — I cannot see 
The wondrous merits of a pedigree : 
No, Ponticus ; nor of a proud display 
Of smoky ancestors in wax or clay ! " —[Gifford.) 


" Strangulat inclusus dolor atque exaestuat intus, 

Cogitur et vires multiplicare suas." Ovid. Tristiat 7., 1, 63. 

"A secret sorrow chokes us ; in our breasts 
It surges, adding ever to ite strength." 

" Strenua nos exercet inertia: navibus atque 
Quadrigis petimus bene vivere." Horace. Epistolary J., 11, 28» 

"What active inactivity is this. 

To go in ships and cars to search for bliss ?" — (Conington.) 

" Struit insidias lacrimis, quum femina plorat." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de MoribicSy III., 20. 

''When a woman weeps her tears are snares." 

*' Studium puerile fatiscit, 
Laeta nisi austeris varientur festa profestis." 

AusoNius. Idyllia, IV, y 10. 

" The energies of youth will droop, unless 
School-days by holidays are sometimes varied." 

" Stulta est dementia, cum tot ubique 
Vatibus occurras, periturae parcere chartae." 

Juvenal. Satires^ J., 17» 

"Since we meet 
Such swarms of desperate bards in every street, 
'Tis vicious clemency to spare the oil, 
And hapless paper they are sure to spoil." — {Giford.) 

" Stultitia est, pater, venatum ducere invitas canes. 
Hostis est uxor, invita quae ad virum nuptum datur." 

Plautus. Stichus, Act 7., Sc. IL, 82. — {Panegyris.} 

"'Tis folly, sir, to lead dogs to the chase 
Against their will. That wife's an enemy 
Who's wedded to her husband 'gainst her liking." 

— [Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Stultitiam simulare loco prudentia summa est." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribus, IL, 18. 

'Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity." 

(( »r 

" Stukorum incurata pudor malus ulcera celat." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 16, 24. 

"Oh, 'tis a false, false shame that would conceal 
From doctors' eyes the sores it cannot heal ! " — (Conington.) 

" Stultum consilium non modo effectu caret, 
Bed ad perniciem quoque mortales devocat." 

Phaedrus. FableSy J., 20, !► 

"Not only no result will foolish counsels show, 
But to disaster oft they doom mankind." 

" Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." Publilius Syrus, 752* 
" 'Tis foolish to fear what you cannot avoid." 


" Stultum facit fortuna quern vult perdere." Publilius Sybus, 479. 
** Fortune makes him a fool whom she desires to ruin." 

*' Ita se res habet ut plerumque fortunam mutaturus deus con- 
silia corrumpat." 

Velleius Patbrculus, Historia Romana, II., 118. 

"It is a fact that, when God would change the course of a man's 
fortune, He vitiates his judgment." 


Quern deus vult perdere, prius dementat." Anon. 

"Whom God will ruin He first deprives of his senses." 

** Stultus es, qui facta infecta facere verbis postules." 

Plautus. Truculentiis, Act IF., Sc. II., 17. — {Astaphium.) 

"Indeed you are 
A simpleton, who would with words undo 
What is already done." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

" Stultus uterque locum immeritum causatur inique ; 
In culpa est animus, qui se non efEugit unquam." 

Horace. Epistolae, I., 14, 12. 

" Each blames the place he lives in ; but the mind 
Is most in fault, which ne'er leaves self behind." — (Co7iington.) 

" Sua cuique exorsa laborem 
Fortunamque ferent." Virgil. jEneid, X., 111. 

" Each warrior from his own good lance 
Shall reap the fruit of toil or chance." — {Conington.) 

" Sua quisque exempla debet aequo animo pati.'* 

PiiAEDRUS. Fables, I., 26, 12. 

"We should bear each his own punishments with equanimity." 

" Sua retinere privatae domus, de alienis certare regiam laudem esse." 

Tacitus. Annals, XV., 1. 

"Though it is the glory of a private house to keep its own, it is the glory 
of a king to fight for the possessions of others." 

— {Church and Brodribb.) 

"Suave est ex magno toUere acervo." Horace. Satires, L, 1, 51. 

"There's a pleasure, spite of all you say. 
In a large heap from which to take away." — (Conington.) 

" Suave, mari magno turbantibus aequora ventis, 
E terra magnum alterius spectare laborem ; 
Non quia vexari quemquam 'st jucunda voluptas, 
Sed quibus ipse malis careas quia cernere suave 'st." 

Lucretius. De Rerum Natura, II., 1. 

"When that the mighty sea's by tempest lashed 
To fury, sweet it is from land to gaze 
On one who's fiercely battling with the waves ; 
Not that another's peril gives us joy. 
But that 'tis sweet when we are free from woes 
Which others suffer." 


** Sumite materiam vestris, qui scribitis aequam 
Viribus, et versate diu, quid ferre recusent, 
Quid valeant humeri. Gui lecta patenter erit res, 
Nee facundia deseret bunc nee lucidus ordo." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica. 38. 
" Grood authors, take a brother bard's advice : 
Ponder your subject o'er not once nor twice. 
And oft and oft consider if the weight 
You hope to lift be or be not too great. 
Let but our theme be equal to our powers, 
Choice language, clear arrangement both are ours." 

— {Conington.) 

■•' Summa petit livor. Perflant altissima venti. 
Samma petunt dextra fulmina missa Jovis." 

Ovid. Remedia Amoris^ 369. 
" Envy attacks the noblest. Stronger blow 
The winds upon the heights ; the hand of Jove 
Upon the mountain tops his thunder hurls." 

*• Summum crede nefas animam praeferre pudori, 
Et propter vitam, vivendi perdere causas." 

Juvenal. Satires^ VIII, ^ 83. 

" Think it a crime no tears can e'er eflFace 
To purchase safety with compliance base, 
At nonour's cost a feverish span extend, 
And sacrifice for life life's only end." — {Giffotd.) 

" Summum nee metuas diem, nee optes.'* 

Martial. Epigrams, X, 47, 13. 
" Nor fear nor yet desire thy last day." 

** Sunt bona, sunt quaedam mediocria, sunt mala plura. 
Quae legis hio: alter non fit, Avite, liber." 

Martial. Epigrams, J., 16 (17)j 1. 

** Here will you read some few good things, while some 
Are mediocre, most are bad : 'tis thus 
That every book's compiled." 

•* Sunt et belli sicut pacis jura.*' Livy. Histories, F., 27. 

" The same laws hold good for peace as for war." 

*' Sunt geminae Somni portae, quarum altera fertur 
Cornea, qua veris facilis datur exitus Umbris ; 
Altera oandenti perfecta nitens elephanto, 
Sed falsa ad coelum mittunt insomnia Manes." 

Virgil. JEneid, VL, 893. 

** Sleep gives his name to portals twain : 

One all of horn they say. 
Through which authentic spectres gain 

Quick exit into day, 
And one which bright with ivory gleams, 
Whence Pluto sends delusive dreams." — (Conington.) 

"Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt." 

Virgil, ^neid, J., 462. 

" E'en here the tear of pity springs. 
And hearts are touched by numan things." — {Conington.) 


*' Sunt mihi intus nescio quot nummi aurei lymphatici." 

Plautus. Poenulm, Act J., Sc. II., 132. — (Agorastocles.) 

" I have locked away I don't know how much money mad to break loose." 

'*' Sunt quos scio esse amicos ; sunt quos suspicor ; 
Sunt quorum ingenia atque animos non possum noscere, 
Ad amici partem, an ad inimici perveniant." 

Plautus. Trinummiis, Act J., Sc. 11.^ 64. — (Callicles.) 

" There are, I know are friends ; there are, I think so ; 
There are, whose dispositions and whose minds 
I cannot know, or wnether to enrol them 
Among my firiends or foes." — [BonneU Thornton.) 

'** Sue sibi hunc gladio jugulo." 

Terence. Adelphi, Act F., Sc, VIIL, S5,—{Demea.) 

" I foil him with his own weapons." — {George Colman.) 

" Superbiae crudelitatique, etsi seras non leves tamen venire poenas." 

LiVY. Histories, III., 56. 

" The punishment of pride and cruelty will be heavy though it may be 
long in coming." 

*' Superstitiones paene aniles." 

CiCEBO. De Natura Deorum, IL, 28, 70. 

"Almost old wives' superstitions." 

^'Sus Minervam." Gicbbo. Ad Familiares, IX., 18, 3. 

„ Acddemica, J., 6. 

"To compare a sow to Minerva." 

*" Suspectum semper invisumque dominantibus qui proximus destinare- 
tur." Tacitus. History, L, 21. 

"Rulers always suspect and hate the man who has been named for the 
succession." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

*' Suum cuique." Gicebo. TTisculanae Disputationes, V., 22. 

" To every one his own." 

"Suum cuique decus posteritas rependit." 

Tacitus. Annals, IV., 35. 
" To every man posterity gives his due honour." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

" Suum cuique incommodum ferendum est, potius quam de alterius 
commodis detrahendum." Cicebo. De Offidis, III., 6, 30. 

"It is the duty of each man to bear his own discomforts, rather than 
diminish the comforts of his neighbour." 

Suum quisque igitur noscat ingenium, acremque se et bonorum et 
vitiorum suorum judicem praebeat; ne scenici plus quam nos 
videantur habere prudentiae." 

Cicebo. De Offidis, I., 31, 114. 
"Every man should study his own character, and constitute himself a 
keen judge of his own merits and demerits ; else it will be said that 
the dramatists have more insight than we." 

"Tacent, satis laudant." 

Tebence. Euntichtis, Act III., Sc. II., 23. — (Parmeno,) 
" Their silence is sufficient praise." 



'* Tacita bona 'st mulier semper quam loquens.'* 

Plautus. Rvdens, Act IF., Sc, IK, 70. — (Trachalio.y 

*' It more becomes 
A woman to be silent than to talk." — {Bonnell Thornton.) 

*' Tacitae magis et occultae inimicitiae timendae sunt quam indictaer 
atque apertae." Cicero. In Verrem^ II. , 6, 71, 182. 

** There is more to be feared from unspoken and concealed, than from open 
and declared hostility." 

*' Taciturn vivit sub pectore vulnus." Vibgii*. JEneid, IV., 67. 

** The pain lurks uncomplaining in her breast." 

*' Tacitumque a principe vulgus 
Dissidet, et (qui mos populis) venturus amatur." 

Statius. Thebais, J., 169. 

" The mob in silence leaves their prince's side. 
And to the coming ruler gives its love, 
As is with mobs the custom." 

*' Talibus ex adito dictis Cumaea Sibylla 
Horrendas canit ambages antroque remugit, 
Obscuris vera involvens." Vibqil. Mneid, FJ., 98^ 

** Such presages of doom divine 
Shrills forth the priestess from her shrine, 
And wraps her truth in mystery round, 
While all the cave returns the sound." — (Conington.) 

" Talis hominibus fuit oratio qualis vita." 

Seneca. Epistolae, CXIV.y 1. — (Greek Proverb.)- 
** As was his language so was his life." 

" Tarn bonus gladiator rudem tam cite accepisti ? " 

Cicero. Philippica, II. ^ 29, 74.. 

* ' Has so great a swordsman so early accepted the wooden foil ? " 

"Tam deest avaro quod habet quam quod non babet." 

PuBLiLius Syrus, 486. 
'* The miser is as much without what he has as what he has not." 

** Tam facile et pronum est superos contemnere testes, 
Si mortalis idem nemo sciat." Juvenal. Satires, XIII., 75.. 

" So prompt is man to scorn the witness of the gods. 
If mortal knowledge it transcends." 

"Tam ficti pravique tenax, quam nuntia veri." 

Virgil, ^neid, IV., 188.. 

'* How oft soe'er the truth she tell, 
She loves a falsehood all too well." — [Cmnngton.) 

" Tam malorum quam bonorum longa conversatio amorem induit." 

Seneca. De Tranquillitate Animi, J., 8. 

** A long intimacy with either good or bad men will assume the appear- 
ance of affection." " 



Tamdiu discendum est quamdiu nescias: si proverbio credimus, 
* quamdiu vivis '." Seneca. Epistolaet LXXVLjS. 

"We must go on learning as long as we are ignorant ; or, if we believe the- 
proverb, as long as we live." 

" Tanquam bona valetudo jucundior est eis, qui e gravi morbo recreati, 
quam qui nunquam aegro corpore fuerunt; sic haec omnia* 
desiderata magis quam assidue percepta delectant." 

Cicero. Ad Quirites^ I., 4. 

"Just as health is more delightful to those who have recovered from a. 
severe illness than to those who have never been ill, so we take more 
pleasure in what we h^ve long wanted than in what we are. constantly^ 

•' Tanta malorum impendet 'iXte^s." 

GiCEBO. Ad Attictim VIILy 11, 3. 

"We are threatened with a whole Iliad of misfortunes." 

"Tantae molis erat Romanam condere gentem." 

ViBGiL. JEneidf J., 33. 

" So vast the labour to create 
The fabric of the Roman state." — {Conington.) 

" Tantaene animis coelestibus irae ? " Virqil, JSneid, J., 11» 

" Can heavenly natures nourish hate 
So fierce, so blindly passionate?" — (Conington,) 

" Tanti tibi non sunt opaci 
Omnis arena Tagi, quodque in mare volvitur aurum, 
Ut somno careas." Juvenal. Satires^ III,, 61». 

" But let not all the wealth which Tagus pours 
In Ocean's lap, not all his glittering stores, 
Be deemed a bribe sufficient to requite 
The loss of peace by day, of sleep by night." — {Gifford,) 

" Tanto major famae sitis est quam 
Virtutis ! Quis enim virtutem amplectitur ipsam 
Praemia si tollas?" Juvenal. Satires^ X, 140, 

" So much the raging thirst of fame exceeds 
The generous warmth which prompts to worthy deeds, 
That none confess fair Virtue's genuine power, 
Or woo her to their breast, without a dower." — (Gifford,) 

"Tanto proclivius est injuriae quam beneficio vicem exsolvere, quia* 
gratia oneri, ultio in quaestu habetur." 

Tacitus. History^ IV., 3. 

" So much easier is it to requite an injury than an obligation. Gratitude^ 
is felt to be burdensome, while there is a profit in revenge." 

— [Church arid Brodribb.) 

Tan turn nimirum ex publicis malis sentimus, quantum ad privata» 
res pertinet : nee in iis quicquam acrius quam pecuniae damnum, 
stimulat." Livy. Histories, XXX., 44. 

"We feel public misfortunes just so far as they afi'ect our private circum- 
stances, and nothing of this nature appeals more directly to us than, 
the loss of money." 



■*' Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum 1 " 

Lucretius. De Rerum Natura, J., 95. 
" How many crimes have in religion's name been wrought ! " 

" Tantum series juncturaque pollet, 
Tantum de medio sumptis accedit honoris." 

Horace. De Arte Poetical 242. 

" So much may order and arrangement do 
To make the cheap seem choice, the threadbare new." 

— {Conington.) 

'** Tantus amor laudum, tantae est victoria curae." 

Virgil. Georgics, III., 112. 

** So great our love of praise, so high the value of success." 

" Tarde, quae credita laedunt, 
'Credimus." Ovid. HeroideSj 11. , 9. 

"Where belief is painful we are slow to believe." 

**' Te enim dicere audiebamus, nos omnes adversaries putare, nisi qui 
nobiscum essent: te opines qui contra te non essent tuos." 

Cicero. Pro Ligario, XJ., 33. 

"We heard you say that we reckon as adversaries all those who are not 
with us, while you count as friends all those who are not against you." 

"*' Te sine, vae misero 1 mihi lilia nigra videntur, 
Pallentesque rosae, nee dulce rubens hyacinthus." 

Calpurnius. Eclogues, JX, 44. 

"Woe's me, when thou'rt not by ; the lily fair 
Seems black to rae, pale is the rose's hue. 
The hyacinth's blushes fade." 

'" Te tribus verbis volo." 

Plautus. Trinummus, Act IV,, Sc, II,, 121. — {Charmides.) 
" Three words with you." 

^' Temeritas est damnare quod nesoias." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XCL, 21. 
" It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant." 

'*' Temeritas est videlicet florentis aetatis, prudentia senescentis." 

Cicero. De Senectute, VI., 20. 
" Rashness is characteristic of youth, prudence of maturity." 

" Tempora certe 
Virtutem non prima negant, non ultima donant." 

JosEPHUS IscANUS. De Bello Trojmwt -f-. 20. 

" Virtue in earliest times was not refused, 
Nor granted only in a later age." 

'•'Tempore ducetur longo fortasse cicatrix. 
Horrent admotas vulnera cruda manus." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, I., 3, 15, 

" In time a scar will mark where now's the wound ; 
When the hurt's new we shrink from every touch.' 


"Temporibus mores sapiens sine crimine mutat." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de Moribus, J., 7. 

" The wise man does no wrong in changing his habits with the times." 

** Temporis ars medicina fere est. Data tempore prosunt, 
Et data non apto tempore vina nocent." 

Ovid. Remedia Amoris, 131. 

" The art of medicine in the season lies : 
Wine given in season oft will benefit, 
Which out of season injures." 

" Tempus edax rerum tuque, invidiosa vetustas, 
Omnia destruitis, vitiataque dentibus aevi 
Paulatim lenta consumitis omnia morte." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses, XV., 234* 

" Thou all-devouring time, thou envious age, 
Nought can escape thee, and by slow degrees, 
Worn by thy teeth, all things will lingering die." 

" Tenet insanabile multos 
Scribendi cacoethes." Juvenal. Satires, VIL, 51. 

"The insatiate itch of scribbling, hateful pest, 
Creeps, like a titter, through the human breast ; 
Nor Knows, nor hopes a cure." — {Gifford.) 

" Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim 
Tollere humo victorque virum volitare per era." 

ViBGiL. Georgics, III., 8. 

" I must attempt the path 
Whereby I may aspire to leave the earth, 
And soar a victor in the mouths of men." 

" Tenuisque recessit in auras." Virgil. jEneid, II., 791. 

** She melted into thin air." 


" Ter sunt conati imponere Pelio Ossam, 
Scilicet atque Ossae frondosum involvere Olympum.' 

Virgil. Georgics, I., 281. 

" Ossa on Pelion thrice they strive to pile. 
And upon Ossa leafy Olympus roll." 

"Pelion imposuisse Olympo." Horace. Odes, III., 4, 52. 
**To pile Pelion on Olympus." 

*' Tertius e coelo cecidit Cato." Juvenal. Satires, II., 40. 

** L6 ! a third Cato, sent thee from the skies." — {Gifford.) 

** Teterrima belli 
Causa." Horace. Satires, I., 3, 107. 

" Most shameful cause of war." 

" Tetigisti acu." Plautus. Rudens, Act V,, Sc. IL, 19. — {Labrax,) 

"You have touched it with the needle's point." 

{i.e., " Vou have hit the right nail on the head ".) 


** Tiberium acerbis fetcetiis irridere solitos, quarum apud poaepotentes 
in longum memoria est." Tacitus. Annals, F., 2. 

" He used to ridicule Tiberias with those bitter jests which the powerful 
remember so long." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

" Tibi serviat ultima Thule 1 " Virgil. Georgics, J., 30. 

** May furthest Thule own thy sway ! " 

"Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis." Vibgil. JSneid, II., 49. 

**The Greeks I fear, and most when gifts they bring." 

•*' Timidus vocat se cautum, avarus parcum." Publilius Sybus, 437. 
"The coward calls himself cautious ; the miser, frugal." 

** Timor et minae 
Scandunt eodem quo dominus ; nequ« 
Deccdit aerata triremi, et 

Post equitem sedet atra cura." Horace. Odes, IIL, 1, 37. 

"Fierce alarm 
Can clamber to the master's side : 
Black cares can up the galley swarm, 

And close behind the horseman r'An" —(OoningtoJi.) 

•*' Tityre, tu patulae recubans sub fcegmine fagi 
Silvestrem tenui Musam meditaris avena ; 
Nos patriae finis et dulcia linquimus arva : 
Nos patriam fugimus." Virgil. Eclogues, I., 1. 

" Thou, Tityrus, beneath the beech-tree's shade, 
With thy shrill pipe dost woo tlie sylvan Muse ; 
'Tis ours, alas, to leave these pleasant fields, 
To liee the boundaries of our native land." 


"Tolle moras ; semper nocuit difEerre paratis." 

LucAN. Pilar salia, I., 281. 

"Hence all delay ! 
Postponement always harms when all's prepared." 

" Telle periclum, 
Jam vaga prosiliet frenis natura remotis." 

Horace. Satires, 11. , 7, 73. 

" Take away the danger, in a trice 
Nature unbridled plunges into vice." — (Coniiigton.) 

• " Tolle tuas artes, hodie cenabis apud me, 

Hac lege ut narres nil, Philomuse, novi." 

Martial. Epigrams, IX., 36, 11. 

" Lay then thine arts aside ; this day thou'lt sup with me 
On this condition, that thou'lt tell me nothing new." 

""Tollens vacuum plus nimk) gloria verticem." 

Horace. Odes, I., 18, Ip. 

" Vainglory towering upwards in its empty-headed scorn." — {Conin^ton.) 

^* ToUuntur in altum 
•Ut lapsu graviore ruant." Claudianus. In Rufinum, I., 22. 

'*^ Men are raised on high that they may fall more heavily." 



" Torrens dicendi copia multis 
Et sua mortifera est facundia." Juvenal. Satires ^ X, 9. 

" A full and rapid flow 
Of eloquence lays many a speaker low." — {Oifford.) 

(Proverbium jactatur) Totidem hostes esse quot servos." 

Seneca. Epistolae, XLYII., 5. 
"So many slaves, so many enemies, says the proverb." 

'*' Totius autem injustitiae nulla capitalior quam eorum, qui turn, quum 
maxime faliunt, id agunt, ut viri boni esse videantur." 

Cicero. De Officiis, I., 13, 41. 

" No iniquity is more deadly than that of those who, when they are most 
a4; fault, so behave as to seem men of integrity." 

■♦* Totum muneris hoc tui est, 

Quod monstror digito praeterountium 
Bomanae fidicen lyrae ; 

Quod spiro et pletceo (si placeo) tuum est." 

Horace. Odes, IV., 3, 21 

" Oh, 'tis all of thy dear grace 
That every finger points me out^ going 

Lyrist of the Roman race ; 
Breath, power to charm, if mine, are thy bestowing ! " — (Conington.) 

'<«Trahit sua quemque voluptas." Virgil. Eclogues, II., 65. 

"Each man is by his special pleasure led." 

^*Traiiquillas etiam naufragus horret aquas." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, II., 7, 8. 

"The man who has suffered shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea." 

"** (Neratius Priscus) Tres facere existimat collegium." 

Mabcellus. (CorpiLS Juris Civilis Roniani, Digesta, Lib. L., 

Tit XVI., § 87.) 
" Neratius Priscus thought that three constituted a corporation.*' 

Tritissima quaeque via et celeberrima maxime decipit." 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, J., 2. 
" We most often go astray on a well-trodden and much frequented road." 

" (Casus multis hie cognitus, et jam) 
Tritus et e medio Fortunae ductus acervo." 

Juvenal. Satires, XIII., 10, 

" The case to many's known and quite familiar. 
Drawn from the very midst of Fortune's heap." 

-rTros Tyriusve mihi nuUo discrimine agetur." 

Virgil. .Mneid, I., 674. 
" No difference I'll make 'twixt Tyrian and Trojan." 

" Truditur dies die, 
-Novaeque pergunt interire lunae." Horace. Odes, IL, 18, 15. 

" Thus the day drives out the day, 
And on the waxing steals the waning moon,**— {C(mingto7t.) 


" Tu lene tormentum ingenio admoves 
Plerumque duro." Horace. OdeSy IIL, 21, 13^ 

" Tough wits to your mild torture y:eld 
Their treasures. " — ( Conington . ) 


Tu ne quaesieris, scire nefas, quern mihi, quern tibi 
Finem di dederint, Leuconoe ; nee Babylonios 
Tentaris numeros. Ut melius, quicquid erit, pati I " 

HoBACE. OdeSf J., 11, 1. 

"Ask not ('tis forbidden knowledge) what our destined term of j'ears, 
Mine and yours ; nor scan the tables of your Babylonish seers. 
Better far to bear the future, my Leuconoe, like the past." — (Conington.} 

" Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito 
Quam tua te Fortuna sinet." Virgil. JEneid, VL, 95. 

" Yet still despond not, but proceed 
Along the path where fate may lead." — [Conington.) 

'*Tu nihil invita dices faciesve Minerva." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 385. 

" You will not fly in i^ueen Minerva's face 
In action or in wora." — {Conington.) 

"Tu omnia cum amico delibera, sed de ipso prius. Post amicitiam 
credendum est, ante amicitiam judicandum." 

Seneca. Epistolae, III., 2. 

"Deliberate on every subject with your friend, but first deliberate about 
your friend himself. Confidence follows friendship, judgment must 
precede it." 

'*Tu, pro tua sapientia, debebis optare optima, cogitare difficillima, 
ferre quaecunque erunt." Cicero. Ad Familiar es, JX, 17, 3. 

'You, with your wisdom, should aspire to what is noblest, meditate on 
what is most obscure, and welcome v/hatever the Fates allot you." 

** Tu quos ad studium atque usum formabis agrestem, 
Jam vitulos hortare, viamque insiste domandi, 
Dum faciles animi juvenum, dum mobilis aetas." 

Virgil. Georgics, III,, 168. 

"0 ye that take 
Pleasure and pains agrarian teams to break, 
Whilst they are young and docile let them know 
To bear the yoke, the task to undergo ! " — [J. B. Rose.) 

" Tu vero felix, Agricola, non vitae tantum claritate, sed etiam oppor- 
tunitate mortis." Tacitus. Agricola, XL V. 

"Fortunate wert thou, Agricola, not only in the brilliancy of thy life, but 
also in the opportunity of thy death." 

** (Nam) Tua res agitur, paries cum proximus ardet, 
Et neglecta solent incendia sumere vires." 

Horace. Epistolae, J,, 18, 84. 

" No time for sleeping with a fire next door ; 
Neglect such things, they only blaze the move,"— [Conington.) 



Tun' id dicere audes, quod nemo unquam homo antehac 
Vidit, nee potest fieri, tempore uno 
Homo idem duobus locis ut simul sit ? " 

Plautus. Amphitryo, IL, 1, 16. — (Amphiiryo.) 
" Dare you affirm what man yet never saw ? 
What never can be ? that the self-same person 
Should at one time be in two different places ? " 

— {Bonnell Thornton,) 

*' Tun' trium litterarum homo 
Me vituperas ? Fur ! etiam fur ! trifurcifer 1 " 

Plautus. Aulularia, Act II., Sc. IV., ^Q.— [Anthrax.] 

** Darest thou abuse me, thou three-letter man ? 
Thou thief ! thou double thief ! thou thief of thieves ! " 

*' Tunica propior pallio est." 

Plautus. Trmvmmus, Act F., Sc. II., 30. — (Lysiteles.) 

"My coat, 
Dear sir, is nearer to me than my cloak." 

— (Bonndl Thornton.) 

" Tuo tibi judicio est utendum : tibi si recta probanti placebis, tum non 
modo tete viceris, . . . sed omnes et omnia." 

GiCEBO. 'TtLsculanae Disputationes, II., 25. 

** You must use your own judgment on yourself : if, when you are testing 
what is right, you succeed in pleasing yourself, then you have overcome 
not yourself only, but all men and all things." 

"Turpe est aliud loqui, aliud sentire; quanto turpius aliud scribere, 
aliud sentire." Seneca. Epistolae, XXIV., 19. 

"It is disgraceful to say one thing and think another; how much more 
disgraceful to write one thing and think another 1 " 

** Turpe est dif&ciles habere nugas, 
Et stultus labor est ineptiarum." 

Martial. Epigrams, IL, 86, 9. 
" Disgraceful 'tis to treat small things as difficult ; 
'Tis silly to waste time on foolish trifles." 

" Turpe est odisse quem laudes." Seneca. De Ira, III., 29, 1. 

" It is disgraceful to hate him whom you praise." 

" Turpe, reos empta miseros defendere lingua." 

Ovid. Amores, L, 10, 39. 
" 'Tis base to plead the unhappy prisoner's cause 
With eloquence that's bought." 

*' Turpis amor surdis auribus esse solet." 

Pbopertius. Elegies, III., 7, 86 (II., 16, 36). 
" Love that's dishonouring is always deaf." 

" Turpis autem f uga mortis omni est morte pejor." 

Cicebo. Philippica, VIII., 10, 29. 
"Dishonourable flight from death is worse than any death." 

"Honesta mors turpi vita potior, et incolumitas ac decus 
eodem loco sita sunt." Tacitus. Agricola, XXXIII. 

" Rather death with honour than life with disgrace ; safety and 
dignity are never separated." 



Turpis et ridicula res est elementarius senex; juveni parandum, sen 
utendum est." Seneca. Epistolae, XXXVI., 4. 

*' A shame and a mockery is an old man in his rudiments ; youth is the 
time for preparation, old age for utilisation." 

'* Turpissimum genus damn! est inconsulta donatio." 

Seneca. De Benefidis, IV,, 10, 3. 

^'No kind of loss is more disgraceful than that which arises from indis- 
criminate charity." 

''Turpius esse dicebat Favorinus philosophus exigue atque frigide 
laudari, quam insectanter et graviter vituperari." 

AuLUS Gellius. Nectes Atticae, XIX. , 3, 1. 

• • Favorinus, the philosopher, used to say that faint and half-hearted praise 
was more dishonouring than loud and persistent abuse." 

" Tuta est hominum tenuitas ; 
Magnae periclo sunt opes obnoxiae." 

Phaedrus. Fables, II, , 7, 13. 

" The insignificant may safety find ; 
Great wealth to danger ever is exposed." 

** Tuta petant alii. Fortuna miserrima tuta est ; 
Nam timor eventus deterioris abest.'' 

Ovid. Epistolae ex Ponto, II., 2, 31. 

** Safety let others seek. Nought's safer than misfortune, 
Where there's no fear of greater ill to come." 

"Tute hoc intristi ; tibi omne est exedendum." 

Terence. Phormio, Act II., Sc. II., 4.— (P/ionnio.) 

" You've baked this cake ; 
E'en eat it for your pains." — (Oeorge Colman.) 

*' (Nam) Ubi amor condimentum inerit, cuivis placiturum credo ; 
Neque salsum, neque suave esse potest quidquam ubi amor non 
•*' Fel quod amarum est, id mel faciet ; hominem ex tristi, lepidum et 
lenem." Plautus. Cashia, Act IL, Sc. III., 5. — {Stalino.) 

" The sauce that has the seasoning of love 
Must please all palates. And without a mixture, 
A little dash of love, no sauce will have 
A relish, nor taste sweet upon the palate. 
Love changes all to honey, sweet to bitter 
Clears up the gloom, and renders straight the man; 
Agreeable and pleasant."— (Bonnell Thornton.) 


** (Verum est verbum, quod memoratur,) ubi amici ibidem opus." 

Plautus. Truculentm, Act IV., Sc. IV., S2.—(Phro7ie9ium.) 

"The proverb's true— 'Best friends are sometimes troublesome'." 

—{Bonnell Thornton.). 

" Ubi est autem dignitas, nisi ubi honestas ? " 

Cicero. Ad Atticum, VIL, 11, 1* 

" Where shall we find dignity without honesty ?" 



** Ubi idem et maxiinus et honestissimus amor est, aliquanto praestat 
morte jungi quam vita distrahi." 

Valerius Maximus. JF., 4, 8. — {De Amore Conjugali.) 

" When love is at once very fervent and very pure, it is bett^ to be united 
in death than parted in life." 

"' Ubi males praemia sequuntur, baud facile quisquam gratuito bonus 
est." Sallust. History, Bk, L — (Fragment.) 

" When the prizes fall to the lot of the wicked, you will not find many who 
are virtuous for virtue's sake." 

** Ubi nihil erit quod scribas id ipsum soribito." 

CiCEBO. Ad Atticunif JF., 8, 4. 

" Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so." 

** Ubi non est pudor, 
Nee cura juris, sanctitas, pietas, fides, 
Instabile regnum est." Seneca. Thyestes, 215. — {Satellites.) 

"Where modesty is not, respect for law, 
Nor faith, nor holiness, nor piety. 
Unstable is the kingdom." 

**Ubi uber, ibi tuber." Apuleius. Florida, IV., 18. 

*' Where the soil's rich, there you'll find the fungus." 

** Ubi yinci necesse est, expetit cedere." 

QuiNTiLiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, VI,, 4, 16. 

*' When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield." 

Voluptatem aegritudo vincat, quid ibi inest amoeni ? " 

Plautus. Mercator, Act II., Sc. III., 23. — (ChariniLS.) 

" What joy's in that whose pain exceeds the pleasure ? " 

— (Bonnell Thornton.) 

"Ubicumque homo est, ibi beneficii locus est." 

Seneca. De Vita Beata, XXIV., 3. 

" Wheresoever man is, there is an opportunity of doing good." 

^ Udum et moUe lutum es, nunc nunc properandus et acri 
Fingendus sine fine rota." Pebsius. Satires, III., 28. 

" But you yet are moist and yielding clay : 
Call for some plastic hand without delay ; 
Nor cease the labour, till the wheel produce 
A vessel nicely formed and fit for use." — [Qifford.) 

" Ultima semper 
Exspectanda dies homini, dicique beatus 
Ante obitiim nemo supremaque funera debet." 

Ovid. Metamorphoies, III., 135. 

"For the last day 
Each man must wait. None can we happy call, 
Until his corpse is laid within the tomb.'*^ 


" Ultimuin malorum e vivonun numero ezire, antequam moriaris." 

Seneca. De Tranquillitate Animi, F., 5. 

** There is no more dire misfortnne than to quit the ranks of the living 
before yon are dead." 

"Ultimus ille dies bello gentique fuisset." 

Virgil. JEJneid, IX., 759. 
" The nation and the war that day 

Alike to end had brought ! " — {Conington,) 

" Una de multis, face nuptiali 
Digna, perjurum fuit in parentem 
Splendide mendax, et in omne virgo 

Nobilis aevum." Horace. Odes^ III,, 11, SB- 

" One only, true to Hymen's flame, 
Was traitress to her sire forsworn : 
That splendid falsehood lights her name 
Through times xinboTn.— (Conington.) 

'* Una manu latam libertati viam faciet." 

Seneca. De Providential IL^ 10. — {Cato on Suicide,) 
** With one hand he will make for himself a broad path to freedom." 

" Una salus victis, nullam sperare salutem." 

ViRGir.. ^neid, II,, 354. 
" No safety may the vanquished find 
Till hope of safety be resigned." — [Conington.) 

*'Una virtus est, consentiens cum ratione et perpetua constantia* 
Nihil hnic addi potest, quo magis virtus sit: nihil demi, ut 
virtutis nomen relinquatur.*' Cicero. Paradoxa, III., 22. 

** There is but one virtue, which is in consonance with reason and inflexible 
rectitude. Nothing can be added to this which will increase its claim 
to the title of virtue : nothing can be subtracted if that title is ta 


"Unde igitur ordiri rectius possumus quam a communi parente 
natura? quae quicquid genuit, ... in sue quidque gener& 
perfectum esse voluit." 

Cicero. Tv^cuUmae Disputationes, T., 13, 37. 

"How then can we be more fitlv ordered than by our common mother 
Nature, whose aim has been tnat whatsoever she produced should be 
perfect after its kind ? " 

"Uni aequus virtuti atque ejus amicis." 

Horace. Satires, II., 1, 70. 

" Kind but to worth and to the friends of worth." — (Conington.) 

** Unica belli 
Praemia civilis, victis donare salutem, 
Perdidimus." Lucan. Pharsalia, IX., 1065. 

" The only guerdon have we lost of civil war. 
In that we cannot to the conquered safety bring.* 

"Unicuique dedit vitium natura creato." 

Propertius. Elegies, III., 14 (II,, 22), 17. 

" Nature some fault has grafted on whate'er 
She has created." 


"* Universus hie mundus una civitas communis deorum atque hominum 
existimanda.** Gicebo. De Legihus, I., 7, 23. 

''The whole world is to be regarded as a state, of which the citizens are 
gods and men." 

^' (Jam ego) uno in saltu lepide apros capiam duos." 

Plautus. Casinay Act II., Sc. VIII., 40. — {Chalmics.) 

" I now shall catch two boars in the same thicket." — (Bownell Thornton.) 

^•Unum pro mult is dabitur caput." Vibgil. JEneid, F., 815. 

" One head shall fall the rest to save." — [ConingUm.) 

**^ Unus dies hominum eruditorum plus patet quam imperitis longissima 
Seneca. Epistolae, LXXVIII., 28. — {Qitoted from Posidonitis.) 

''More is contained in one day of the life of a learned man, than in the 
whole lifetime of a fool." 

** Unus Pellaeo juveni non sufficit orbis." 

Juvenal. Satires, X., 168. — {Of Alexander.) 

" One world the ambitious youth of Pella found 
Too sm&\l."—{Oiford.) 

^'Urbem . . . excoluit adeo, ut jure sit gloriatus, marmoream se re 
linquere, quam latericiam accepisset." 

Suetonius, II., 29. — (Of Aiigustus.) 

" He so beautified the city as to justify his boast, that he had found Home 
of brick and left it of marble." 

" Urbem venalem et mature perituram, si emptorem invenerit (dixisse 
fertur)." Sallust. Jttgurtha, XXXV. 

" He is reported to have said that the city was for sale, and would come 
to an untimely end if a purchaser could be found." 

" Urbes constituit aetas, hora dissolvit. Momento fit cinis, diu silva." 

Seneca. Naturales Quaestiones, III., 27, 2. 

" A city that has taken an age to grow is destroyed in an hour. Ashes are 
the work of a moment, a forest the work of centuries." 

" Urbs antiqua fuit, Tyrii tenuere coloni, 
Carthago." Virgil. JEneid, I., 12. 

" There stood a city on the sea, 
Manned by a Tyrian colony, 
Named Carthage." — (Conington,) 

"Urbs antiqua ruit, multos dominata per annos." 

Virgil. Mneid, II., 363. 

" An ancient city topples down 
From broad-based neights of old renown." — (Coning ton.) 

-" Urit enim fulgore sue qui praegravat artes 
Infra se positas." Horace. Epistolae, II., 1, 13. 

" He that outshines his age is like a torch, 
Which, when it blazes high, is apt to scorch." — (Conifigton.) 


" Usque adeo solus ferrum mortemque timere 
Auri nescit aixior." Lucan. PharsaUat IIL, 118» 

" *Ti8 only love of gold that knows no fear 
Of sword or death. ' 

•* Formidinem mortis vicit aurum. 

Afuleius. Metamorphoses, IX., 19* 

*' Gold has conquered the fear of death." 

"Usque adeone mori miserum est ? Vos o mihi Manes 
Este boni, quoniam Superis aversa voluntas. 
Sancta ad vos anima, atque istius inscia culpae 
Descendam, magnorum naud unquam indignus avorum." 

Virgil. JEneid, XIL, 646* 

'' Is death indeed so sore ? 

hear me, Manes, of your grace, 

Since heavenly powers have hid their face 1 
Pure and unsoiled by caitiff blame, 

1 join your company, nor shame 

My mighty sires of yore." — (Conington.) 

" Usque adeone 
Scire tuum nihil est, nisi te scire hoc sciat alter ? " 

Persius. Satires j Z, 26» 

** Is science only useful as 'tis shown. 
And is thy knowledge nothing, if not known ? "—(Oifford.) 

'* Usu probatum est, patres conscripti, leges egregias, exempla honesta 
apud bonos ex delictis aliorum gigni." 

Tacitus. Annals, XV,, 20. 

"It is found by experience, senators, that admirable laws and right pre- 
cedents among the good have their origin in the misdeeds of otners." 

— {Church and Brodribb.) 

*' Usus me genuit, mater peperit Memoria. 
Sophiam vocant me Graii, vos Sapientiam." 

Afranius. Sella. (Quoted by Aultcs Gellius, Nodes 

Atticae, XIIL, 8, 2.) 

" Practice my father was, my mother Memory ; 
Sophia the Greeks me call, you Sapience." 

"Ut acerbum est, pro benefactis quum mali messem metas." 

Plautus. Epidicus, Act V., Sc. IL, 63. — (Epidicus.) 

" 'Tis a bitter disappointment, when you have sown benefits, to reap a crop 
of injuries." 


Ut ad bella suscipienda Gallorum alacer ac promptus est animus, sic 
mollis ac minime resistens ad calamitates perferendas mens 
eorum est." Caesar. De Bello Gallico, IIL, 19. 

" While the Gallic temper is always ready and eager to embark upon war, 
when disaster has to be faced they show themselves to be dencient ia 
manliness and steadfastness." 


" Ut aetas mala, merx mala est tergo ! 
Nam res plurimas pessimas, quum advenit, affert ; 
Quas si autumem omneis, nimis longus sermo sit." 

Plautus. Menaechmi, Act V., Sc. IL, 6. — {Senex.) 

" Old age is a sad pedlar ; on his back 
Carrying along a pack of grievances. 
It would be tedious to recount them all." 

• —{Bonnell Thornton,) 

*' Ut agar quamvis fertilis sine cultura fructuosus esse non potest, sio 
sine doctrina animus." 

Cicero. Ticsculanae DisputationeSy IL, 5, 13. 

"A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, 
however fertile, without cultivation." 

" Ut ameris, amabilis esto." Ovid. De Arte Amandi, II., 107. 

" If you would be loved, be lovable." 

" Ut animus in spe atque in timore usque antehac attentus fuit, 
Ita postquam a.dempta spes est, lassus, cura confectus stupet." 

Terence. Andria, Act II., Sc. J., 3. — (Charinus.) 

" Till now my mind 
Floated 'twixt hope and fear : now, hope removed. 
Stunned and o'erwhelmed, it sinks beneath its cares." 

— {George Colman.) 

"Ut corpora nostra lente augescunt, cito exstinguuntur, sic ingenia 
studiaque oppresseris facilius quam revocaveris." 

Tacitus. Agricola, III. 

" Just as our bodies grow slowly, but are destroyed in a moment, so is it 
easier to crush tolents and tastes out of existence than to call them 
back to life." 

*'Ut enim hominis decus ingenium, sio ingenii ipsius lumen est 
eloquentia." Cicero. Brutus, XV., 69. 

** As genius is man's brightest ornament, so it is eloquence that illuminates 
genius itself." 

"Ut enim non omne vinum, sic non omnia aetas vetustate coacescit." 

Cicero. De Senectute, XVIIL, 65. 

** Neither every wine nor every life turns to vinegar with age." 

" Ut homo 'st, ita morem geras. " 

Terence. Adelphi, Act III., Sc. III., 77. — (Syrus.) 

** According to the man must be the lesson." — {George Colman.) 

" Ut lacrimae saepicule de gaudio prodeunt, ita et in illo nimio pavore 
risum nequivi continere." Apuleius. Metamorphoses, L, 12. 

"Just as tears often spring from joy, so, even in the extremity of my 
terror, I could not control my laughter." 

" Ut natura dedit, sic omnis recta figura." 

Propertius. Elegies, III., 10, 3 (IL, 18, 25). 

" As nature made it every form is fair." 


" Ut nihil pertinuit ad nos ante ortum, sic nihil post mortem pertine- 
hit." CicsBO. TuscvXanoA Disputationes, J., 88, 91. 

<' As we possessed nothing hefore hirth, so will nothing remain to us after 

'* Ut non omnem frugem neque arhorem in omni agro reperire possis, 
sic non omne facinus in omni vita nascitur." 

CiCEBO. Pro Boscio Amervno, XXVL^ 75. 

*' Just as we do not find in every field every fruit and tree, so not every 
vice is produced in every life." 

"** Ut odium et gratia desiere, jus valuit ; petitaque criminihus haud 
ignotis sua manu sera magis quam immerita supplicia persolvit." 

Tacitus. Annals^ VL, 26. — {Of Agrippina.) 

" When hatred and favour had alike passed away, justice asserted itself. 
Pursued by charges universally notorious, she suffered by her own hand 
a penalty tardy rather than undeserved." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

" Ut pictura poesis ; erit quae, si propius stes, 
Te capiat magis, et quaedam, si longius abstes." 

HoBACB. De Arte Poeticat 361. 

** Some poems, like some paintings, take the eye 
Best at a distance, some when looked at nigh." — {Conington.) 

** Ut praeco, ad merces turbam qui cogit emendas, 
Assentatores jubet ad lucrum ire poeta 
Dives agris, dives positis in foenore nummis." 

HoBACE. De Arte Poetica, 419. 

" As puflOaig auctioneers collect a throng, 
Bich poets bribe false friends to hear their song : 
Who can resist the lord of so much rent. 
Of so much money at so much per cent. ? " — {Conington.) 

** Ut, qui deliquit, supplex est ultro omnibus ! " 

Plautus. BacchideSf Act 17., Sc, IX., 101. — (ChryscUtis,) 

" How humble is to all. 
And of his own accord, the guilty man ! " — {Bonndl Thornton.) 

** Ut quisque est vir optimus, ita difidcillime esse alios improbos suspi- 
catur." CicEBO. Ad Qumtum Fratrem^ I., 1, 4, 12. 

" The better a man is, the less ready is he to suspect dishonesty in others.** 

** Ut quisque suum volt esse, ita *st." 

Tebence. AdeVphi, Act III.^ Sc. III., 45. — (Syrtis.) 

"As fathers form their children, so they prove." — {George Colman.) 

*' Ut saepe summa ingenia in occulto latent." 

Plautus. Captivi, Act J., Sc. II., 62. — (Ergasilus.) 

" How greatest geniuses oft lie concealed." — {Bonndl Thornton.) 

** Ut satius unum aliquid insigniter, quam facere plurima mediocriter , 
ita plurima mediocriter, si non possis unum aliquid insigniter." 

Pliny the Younqeb. Epistolae, IX, 29. 

" While it is better to excel in one thing than to attain moderate succes* 
in many, yet we must be satisfied with moderate success in man> 
things if we cannot attain supreme excellence in one." 


** Ut sementem feceris ita metes." 

PiNARius RuFus. (Cicero, de Oratore, IL, 65, 261.) 
" As thou hast sown, so shalt thou reap." 

** (Nam) Ut servi volunt esse herum, ita solet : 
Bonis boni sunt ; improbi, qui malus fuit." 

Plautus. Mostellaria, Act IV., Sc. I., 16.— {Phaniscm,) 

" As servants choose to have their master be, 
Such is he. Good to the good, but to the bad, 
Cruel and ha.rsh.."—{Bonnell Thornton.) 

"•* Ut silvae foliis pronos mutantur in annos, 
Prima cadunt ; ita verborum vetus interit aetas, 
Et juvenum ritu florent mode nata vigentque." 

Horace. De Arte Poetica, 60. 

" When forests slied their foliage at the fall, 
The earliest born still drops the first of all : 
So fades the elder race of words, and so 
The younger generations bloom and grow." — (Conington.) 

^*Ut tragici poetae, quum explicare argumenti exitum non potestiS; 
confugitis ad deum." Cicebo. De Natura Deorum, J., 20, 53. 

"Like the tragic poets, when you cannot work out your denouement 
satisfactorily, you call the deity to your aid." 

^* Ut vera laus ornat, ita falsa castigat." 

SiDONius Apollinabis. Epistolae, VIII., 10. {Migne^s Patrologiae 

Cursus, Vol, LVIIL, 231.) 

"True praise is an honour, false flattery a reproof." 

■** Ut vides, K\tfiaKTripa communem seniorum omnium tertium et sexa- 
gesimum annum evasimus." 
Augustus. Epistola ad Caium, (QiLoted by AuItis Gellitts, Noctes 

Atticae, XV., 7, 3.) 

■" As you see, we have reached the climacteric of all old men, the siirtjy- 
third year." 

" Uterne 
Ad casus dubios fidet sibi certius ? hie qui 
Pluribus assuerit mentem corpusque superbum, 
An qui, contentus parvo metuensque futuri, 
In pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea belle ? " 

HoBACE. Satires, II, , 2, 107. 

"Which will feel 
More confidence in self, come woe, come weal : 
He that, like you, by long indulgence plants 
In body and in mind a thousand wants. 
Or he who, wise and frugal, lays in stores 
In view of war, ere war is at the doors ? " — (Conington. ) 

** Uti possidetis." Justinian. Institutes, IV,, 15, 4. 

" Retaining what you hold." 

** Utilis interdum est ipsis injuria passis." 

Ovid. Heroides, XVII, , 187. 

" Ofttimes they benefit who suffer wrong." 


** Utinam lex esset eadem, quae uzori est, viro : 
Nam uxor contenta est, quae bona est, uno viro : 
Qui minus vir una uxore contentus siet ? " 

Plautus. Mercator, Act J7., Sc, VL, 7. — {Syra.} 

** Would the same law held good for man and wife ! 
For since a wife, if she's an honest woman. 
Will be contented with her husband ; why 
Should not the husband also with his wife ? " 

— {Bonnell Thornton.) 

'* Utinam populus Bomanus unam cervicem haberet." 

CaliquiiA. {Suetonius t IV., 30.) 

' ' Would that the people of Rome had but one neck ! " 

** Utinam tarn facile vera invenire possim quam falsa convincere." 

CiCEBO. De Natura Deorum, I., 32, 91. 

" Would that it were as easy for me to find the true as to detect the false ! **■ 

** Utitur, in re non dubia, testibus non necessariis." 

GiCEBO. De Offidis, II., 5, 16. 

'' In a case which admits of no doubt he is calling unnecessary witnesses." 

'* Utque comes radios per solis euntibus umbra, 
Cum latet hie pressus nubibus, ilia fugit : 
Mobile sic sequitur fortunae lumina vulgus : 
Quae simul inducta nube teguntur, abit." 

Ovid. Tristia, I., 9, 11. 

" 'Neath the sun's rays our shadow is our comrade ; 
When clouds obscure the sun our shadow flees. 
So Fortune's smiles the fickle crowd pursues. 
But swift is gone whene'er she veils her face." 

" Utque in corporibus, sic in imperio, gravissimus est morbus, qui a. 
capite difEunditur." 

Pliny the Youngeb. EpistolaCy IV., 22. 

"As in the human body, so in the body politic, the most serious diseases- 
are those which originate in the head. 

** Utrum merito mihi ista accidunt, an immerito ? si merito, non est 
contumelia, judicium est. Si immerito, illi, qui injusta facit, 
erubescendum est." 

Seneca. De Constantia Sapientis, XVL, 3. 

" Do I, or not, deserve such treatment ? If I do, then it is not a disgrace, 
but a judgment. If I do not, then it is for him to blush who ha* 
treated me unjustly." 

" Vade retro, Satana." The Vulgate. St. Matthew, IV., 10. 

" Get thee behind me, Satan." 


LiVT. Histories, V,, 48. — {Brennus at the sack of Ronie.) 

" Woe to the conquered." 


" Valet ima summis 
Mutare, et insignem attenuat deus, 
Obscura promens." Horacb. Odes, L, 34, 12. 

" He can lowliest change 
And loftiest ; bring the mighty down 
And lift the weak." — {Conington.) 

" Vana quoque ad veros siccessit fama timores." 

Luc AN. Pharsalia, J., 464. 

" Vain rumour to well-grounded fear adds weight." 

** Vanitas vanitatum, et omnia vanitas." 

The Vulgate. Ecclesiastes, I., 2. 

"Vanity of vanities, and all is vanity." 

" Sanitas sanitatum, omnia sanitas.'* 

MANAGE. (Menagiana, p, 166, Amsterdam^ 1693.) 

" Sanity of sanities, all is sanity." 

"Vanitas est longam vitam optare, et de bona vita parum curare." 

Thomas a Kempis. De Imitatiojie Christi, J., 1, 4. 

"It is vanity to desire a long life, and to care little whether that life be- 
well spent." 

" Varium et mutabile semper 
Femina.'* Virgil. JSneid, IV, , 669. 

"A woman's will 
Is changeful and uncertain still." — {Conington.) 

" Vehemens in utramque partem, Menedeme, os nimis, 
Aut largitate nimia, aut parsimonia." 

Terence. HeautontimoruvienoSf Act IIL, Sc, L, 81. — (Chremes.) 

" You run into extremes ; too niggardly, 
Or too profuse." — {George Colman.) 

" Velocitas juxta formidinem, cunctatio propior constantiae est." 

Tacitus. Germania^ XXXI, 

" Haste is next door to panic, delay is nearer to firm courage." 

" Velox consilium sequitur poenitentia." Publilius Syrus, 492. 

" Hasty counsels are followed by repentance." 

"Velut aegri somnia." Horace. De Arte Poetica^ 1 , 

" Like a sick man's dreams." 

" Velut silvis, ubi passim 
Palantes error certo de tramite pellit, 
Ille sinistrorsum, hie dextrorsum abit, unus utrique 
Error, sed variis illudit partibus." Horace. Satires, IL, 3, 48.- 

" Just as in woods, when travellers step aside 
From the true path for want of some good guide. 
This to the right, that to the left hand strays. 
And all are wrong, but wrong in different 'w&ys."— {Conington.) 

" Venenum in auro bibitur." Seneca. Thyestes, 453. — (Thyestes.y 
" Poison from a golden cup is drunk." 


^* Veni, vidi, vioi." Julius Caesab. {Suetonvus^ 1,^37,) 

" I came, I saw, I conquered." 

■** Venienti occurrite morbo." Pbbbius. Satires^ Ill.f 64. 

" Meet misfortune half way." 

'' Venisti tandem, tuaque exspeotata parent! 
Vicit iter durum pietas ? " Vibqil. ^neidf VI., 687. 

*^ At last ! and are you come at last ? 
Has filial tenderness o'erpast 

Hard toil and peril sore ? " — (Conington.) 

«< Vera gloria radices agit, atque etiam propagatur : ficta omnia celeriter, 
tanquam flosculi, decidunt, nee simulatum potest quidquam esse 
diutumum." Cicebo. De Offidis, II., 12, 43. 

" True glory strikes roots, and grows : ill-founded reputations, like flowers, 
soon wither, nor can an>'thing last long which is based on pretence." 

"" Verba puellarum, foliis leviora caducis, 

Inrita, qua visum est, ventus et unda ferunt." 

Ovid. Avnores, IL, 16, 45. 

" Lighter than falling leaves are women's words. 
And nothing worth ; the sport of winds and waves." 

" Verbum non amplius addam." Hobace. Satires, L, 1, 121. 

** I will not add another word," 

** Verbum omne, quod non intelleotum adjuvat, neque ornatum, vitio- 
sum dici potest." 

QuiNTiiiiAN. De Institutione Oratoria, VIII., 3, 56. 

** Every word is a blemish which does not make either for intelligibility or 

** (Vulgoque) Veritas jam attributa vino est." 

Pliny the Eldeb. Natural History, XIV., 28. 
** One of the qualities commonly assigned to wine is truth." 

** Veritas odium parit." 

AusoNius. Ludus Septem Sapientum, Bias, 3. 
" Truth is the mother of hatred." 

*' Veritas visu et mora, falsa festinatione et incertis valescunt." 

Tacitus. Annals, 11. , 39. 

"Truth gains strength by notoriety and time, falsehood by precipitancy 
and vagueness." — {Church and Brodribb.) 

** Veritatem laborare nimis saepe, aiunt, exstingui nunquam." 

LiVY. Histories, XXII. , 39. 

"Truth, they say, is but too often in difficulties, but is never finally 

^* Veritatem Temporis filiam esse dixit." 

AuLus Gellius. Noctes Atticae, XII., 11, 2. 
" Truth is the daughter of Time." 

-*« Veritatis cultores, fraudis inimici." 

Cicebo. De Officiis, I., 30, 109. 
"Followers of truth, enemies of deceit." 


" Veritatis simplex oratio est.'* Seneca. Epistolact XLIX., 12. 

** The language of truth is simple." 

** Yersiculos in me narratur scribere Gimia. 
Non scribit, cujus carmina nemo legit." 

Mabtial. Epigrams ^ IIL^ 9, !• 

•• Cinna, they say, 'gainst me is writing verses : 
He can't be said to write whom no one reads." 

** Versus inopes rerum, nugaeque canorae.'- 

Horace. De Arte Poeticaj 322. 

" Verses of weight devoid, and tuneful trifles." 

•* Verterit hunc dominus, memento turbinis exit 
Marcus Dama." Persius. Satires^ F., 78. 

'* Let his master twirl this knave about, 
And Marcus Dama, in a trice, steps out." — (Oiford,) 

** Verum enim amicum qui intuetur, tanquam exemplar aliquod intuetur 
sui. Quocirca et absentes adsunt, et egentes abundant, et im- 
becilli valent et, quod difficilius dictu est, mortui vivunt : tantu& 
eos honos, memoria, desiderium prosequitur amicorum." 

Cicero. De Amidtia, Vll.f 23. 

"He who looks upon a true friend looks upon a sort of copy of himself. 
Wherefore the absent are present, the poor are rich, the sick are made 
whole and, more difficult still, the dead live ; so far are they followed 
by the respect, the memory, the yearning aflFection of their friend." 

"Verum est aviditas dives, et pauper pudor." 

Phaedrus. Fables, IL, 1, 12. 

" But greed is rich and modesty is poor." 

" Verum ubi plura nitent in carmine, non ego paucis 
Offendar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit, 
Aut humana parum oavit natura. " 

Horace. De Arte Poetical 351. 

" But when I meet with beauties thickly sown, 
A blot or two I readily condone. 
Such as may trickle from a careless pen, 
Or pass un watched : for authors are but men." — {Conington.) 

** Verus amor nullum novit habere modum." 

Propertius. Elegies, III., 6, 30 {IL, 16, 30). 

" True love knows no bounds." 

" Vesanum tetigisse timent fugiuntque poetam 
Qui sapiunt." Horace. De Arte Poetica, 456. 

" The wise man flees and fears to touch the frenzied bard." 

" (Me) vestigia terrent 
Omnia te adversum spectantia, nulla retrorsum." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 1, 74. 

" I'm frightened at those footsteps ; every track 
Leads to your home, but ne'er a one leads h&ck "—(Conington.) 


" Vestis virum facit." 

Provebb. (ErasmiiSt Adagiorum ChiliadeSt " Divitiae ".) 
" The coat makes the man." 

'* Vetera extoUimus, recentiorum incuriosi." 

Tacitus. AnrialSt IL, 88. 

"We extol the past and are indiflferent to our own times." 

— (Church and Brodribb.) 

** Vetus ac jam primum insita mortalibus potentiae cupido cum imperii 
magnitudine adolevit erupitque." Tacitus. History^ II., 38. 

" Tliat old passion for power, which has been ever innate in man, increased 
and broke out as the empire grew in greatness." 

— {Church and Brodribb.) 

" Vi et armis." Cicero. Ad Pontifices, XXIV,, 63. 

" By force of arms.** 

** Vi victa vis." Cicero. Pro Milone, XI., 30. 

** Force overcome by force." 

" Viam qui nescit qua deveniat ad mare, 
Eum oportet amnem quaerere comitem sibi." 

Plautus. PoenuluSf Aciflll.y Sc. III., 14.— .(Lyc«5.) 

" The man who does not know the way to sea 
Should always take a river for his guide."— (i5<mneW Tlwmton.) 

" Victrix causa dels placuit, sed victa Catoni." 

Lucan. Pharsalia, J., 128. 
"The gods the conquering cause upheld, Cato the conquered." 

" Victurus genium debet habere liber." 

Martial. Epigrams, VI,, 60, 10. 
" A book, to win its way, must genius show.** 

" Vide, Parmeno, 
Quid agas, ne neque illi prosis, et tu pereas.** 

Terence. Eunuchus, Act V., Sc. V., 22. — (Pythias.) 

" Take care, Parmeno, 
What you're about, lest you do him no good, 
And hurt yourself.'* — (George Colman.) 

** Video meliora proboque ; 
Deteriora sequor." Ovid. Metaviorphoses, VII,,20. 

" I see the better course and I approve ; 
The worse I follow." 

"Vidit enim, quod videndum fuit, appendicem animi esse corpus, 
nihilque in eo esse magnum." 

Cicero. De Philosophia, Fragment XCVI, 

'* He perceived, what indeed was clear, that the body is a mere appendage 
of the soul, entirely devoid of great qualities." 

Vigilajidum est semper ; multae insidiae sunt bonis.*' 

Accius. Atreus, Fragment IX, — {SThyestes.) 
^*Be ever on thy guard ; many the snares that for the good are laid.'* 




Virginibus puerisque oanto.'* Hobacb. Odes, Ill.t 1, 4. 

** I sing to youths and maids alone." — (Conington.) 

" Solet hie pueris virginibusque legi." 

Ovid. Tristia, IL, 370.--(O/ Menander.) 

"Him hoys and girls alike are wont to read." 

*< Virgo formosa etsi sit oppido pauper, tamen abunde dotata est." 

Apulbids. De Magia, XCIL 
" A beautiful girl, though she be poor indeed, yet is abundantly dowered." 

" Virgo pulchra, et quo magis diceres 
Nihil aderat adjumenti ad pulchritudinem." 

Terence. Phormio, Act J., Sc, IL, 64. — (Geta.) 

** Beautiful she was indeed ! 
More justly to be reckoned so, for she 
Had no additions to set off her beauty." — [George Colman.) 

"" (Deinde hoc ita fit ut) viri fortes, etiam si ferro inter se cominus 
decertarint, tamen illud contentionis odium simul cuna ipsa 
pugna armisque ponant." Cicero. In Pisoneniy XXXIL, 81. 

**Brave men, though they have been engaged in mortal combat, lay aside 
their hatred when they sheathe their swords." 

•** Virtus amicitiam et gignit et oontinet, nee sine virtute ajnicitia esse 
ullo pacto potest." Cicero. De Amidtiay VI., 20. 

" Virtue is both the parent and the guardian of friendship ; without virtue 
friendship cannot possibly exist." 

" Virtus est medium vitiorum, et utrimque reduetum." 

Horace. Epistolae, J., 18, 9. 

" Between these faults 'tis Virtue's place to stand, 
At distance from the extreme on either haxid.**-— (Conington.) 

*' Virtus praemium est optimum ; 
Virtus omnibus rebus anteit prof ec to ; 
Libertas, salus, vita, res, parentes, 
Patria et prognati tutantur, servantur ; 

Virtus omnia in se habet ; omnia adsunt bona, quem penes est virtus." 
Plautus. Amphitryo, Act IL, Sc. II., 17. — {Alcumena.) 

'* Valour's the best reward : 
'Tis valour that surpasses all things else : 
Our liberty, our safety, life, estate ; 
Our parents, children, country are by this 
Preserved, protected : valour everything 
Comprises in itself ; and every good 
Awaits the man who is possessed of valour." 

—{Bonnell Thornton.) 

■•* Virtus repuisae nescia sordidae 
Intaminatis fulget honoribus. 
Nee sumit aut ponit seeures 

Arbitrio popularis aurae." Horace. Odes, III., 2, 17. 

" True Virtue never knows defeat : 
Her robes she keeps unsullied still ; 
Nor takes, nor quits, her cHrule seat. 

To please a people's veering will." — (Conington.) 


" Virtute ambire oportet ; non favitoribus ; 
Sat habet favitorum semper, qui recte facit, 
Si illis fides est, quibus est ea res in manu." 

Plautus. Amphitryo, Prologue, 78^ 

" From merit, not from favour, we should seek 
To gain the prize. He who acquits him well 
WiU find enough to favour him, if they 
Are honest, to whose hands th' affair is trusted." 

—{BonneU Thornton.) 

"Virtute decet, non sanguine niti." 

CiiAUDiANus. De Quarto Consulatu HonorUt 220. 

" Virtue, not lineage, should be our boast." 

'* Virtute pares, necessitate, quae ultimum ao maximum telum est^ 
superiores estis." Livr. Histories, IV., 28. 

' ' In valour you are their equals ; in necessity, the last and strongest weapon^ 
their superiors." 

** Virtutem inoolumem odimus ; 

Sublatam ex oculis quaerimus invidi." 

HoBAOB. Odes, III., 24, 31. 

" Living worth we envy still, 
Then seek it with strained eyes when snatched from sight." 

— (Conington.) 

" Virtutem primam esse puta, compescere linguam : 
Proximus ille dec est, qui scit ratione tacere." 

DiONYSius Oato. Disticha de Morihus, I., 8» 

'* 'Tis the first virtue to control your tongue, 
He's nearest to the gods who can be silent." 

" Virtutem videant, intabescantque relicta." 

Persius. Satires, III., 38. 

" In all her charms set Virtue in their eye. 
And let them see their loss, despair and die ! " — [Gifford.) 

** Virtu ti sis par, dispar fortunis patris. " 

Accius. Artnortmi Judicium, Fragment X. (XV.), 
** Be like thy sire in virtue, but unlike in fortune." 

" Disce, puer, virtutem ex me vermnque laborem, 
Fortunam ex aliis." Viegil. JSneid, XII.^ 435. 

" Learn of your father to be great. 
Of others to be fortunate." — (Conington.) 

** Virtutis enim laus omnis in actione consistit." 

Cicero. De Officiis, L, 6, 19. . 

" The whole merit of virtue consists in the practice of virtue." 

** Vis consili expers mole ruit sua." Horace. Odes, III., 4, 65. 

"Strength, mindless, falls by its own weight."— (Conington.) 

" Vita brevis nulli superest, qui tempus in ilia 
Quaerendae sibi mortis habet." Lucan. Pharsalia, IV., 478. 

" Life is so short, there is no time to seek for death." 


** Vita data est utenda ; data est sine foenore nobis 
Mutua, nee certa persolvenda die.'* 

Pbdo Albinovanus. Consolatio de Morte Drusit 369. 

** Life is given to us to be used. It is a loan without interest, and we have 
no date fixed for repayment." 

•* Vita enim mortuorum in memoria est posita vivorum." 

GicBBO. Philippicat IX, 5, 10. 

"The dead live in the memory of the living." 

" Vita hominum altos recessus magnasque latebras habet.'* 

Pliny the Youngeb. Ejpistolae^ Ill.y^ 

" The life of men has many secret recesses and lurking-places." 

" Vitae est avidus, quisquis non vult 
Mundo secum pereunte mori." 

Seneca. ThyesteSy 886. — {Chorus,' 
. " Greedy is he of life who would not die 
When the world's dying with him." 

" Vitae postscenia celant." 

Luobetius. De Berum Naturae 77"., 1180 
" That part of life they hide which is behind the scenes." 

" Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat inchoare longam.'* 

Hobace. OdeSf J., 4,. 15. 

" How should a mortal's hopes be long, when short his being's date ? " 

— {Conington.) 

" (Nam) vitare plagas in amoris ne jaciamur, 
Non ita difficile est, quam captmn retibus ipsis 
Exire, et validos Veneris perrumpere nodos.*' 

LucBETius. De Berum Naturae IV,^ 1140* 

** 'Tis easier far to shun the snares of love 
Than, being caught, to break through Venus* bonds, 
And from her nets escape." 

** Vitavi denique oulpam, 
Non laudem merui." Hobace. De Arte Poetica, 267. 

'* Blame I've avoided, praise I have not earned." 

" Vitia erunt donee homines : sed neqiie haec continua, et meliorum 
interventu pensantur." Tacitus. History, 17., 74. 

" There will be vices as long as there are men ; but they are not perpetual, 
and they are compensated by the occurrence of better things." 

— [Churdi and Brodribb.) 

«*Vitio malignitatis humanae, yetera semper in laude, praesentia in 
fastidio esse." Tacitus. De Oratoribv^, XVIII. 

**The fault lies with the spitefulness of mankind, that we are always 
praising what is old and scorning what is new." 

" Vitinm commune omnium est, 
Quod nimium ad rem in senecta attenti sumus.** 

Tbbbncb. Ade^hi, Act F., Sc. VIIL, 80. (Deniea,) 

It is the common failing of old men 

To be too much intent on worldly matters." 

•^{Oeorge Colman.) 



** Vitium impotens 
Virtus vocatur." Seneca. Hercules Oeta&us, 424. — (Deianira,) 

** Vice that is powerless is christened virtue." 

"Vive memor Lethi; fugit hora." Peesius, Satires, V.^ 19B. 

" Forget not death, for time is on the wing."- 

** Vive sine invidia, moUesque inglorius annos 
Exige, amicitias at tibi junge pares." 

Ovid. Tristia, IIL, 4, 43. 

** Live without envy, spend thy peaceful years 
Unknown to fame, and choose thy peers for friends." 

" Vive, vale ; si quid novisti rectius iatis, 
Gandidus imperti; si non, his utere mecum." 

Horace. Ep stolae, J., 6, W. 

" Farewell : if you can mend these precepts, do : 
If not, what serves for me may serve for yo " — (Coningion,) 

** Vivendum reete, cum propter plurima, turn his 
Praecipue causis, ut linguas mancipiorum 
Oontemnas ; nam lingua mali pars pessima servi." 

Juvenal. Satires, JX, 118. 

" Live virtuously : thus many a reason cries, 
But chiefly this, that so thou may'st despise 
Thy servant*s tongue ; for lay this truth to heart, 
The tongue is the vile servant's vilest part." — (Gifford.) 

** Vivere ergo habes ? " Tbbtullian. De Idolairia, F. 

** What necessity is there that you should live ? " 

*'{Loquor enim de docto homine et erudito, cui) vivere est cogitare." 

Cicero. Tusculanae Disputationes, F., 38, 111. 

*' I speak of a man of learning and erudition, to whom to live is to think.** 

•** Vivere, Lucili, militare est." Seneca. Epistolae, XCVL, 6. 

"To live, Lucilius, is to fight." 

•** Vivite felices quibus est fortuna peracta 
Jam sua; nos alia ex aliis in fata vocajnur." 

Virgil. Mneid, IIL, 493. 

" Live and be blest I 'tis sweet to feel 
Fate's book is closed and under seal. 
For us, alas, that volume stern 
Has many another page to turn ! " — (Coningion.) 

" Vivitur exiguo melius. Natura beatis 
Omnibus esse dedit, si quis cognoverit uti." 

Claudianus. In Rufinum, J., 215. 

" Best is a frugal life. To all mankind 
Nature gives happiness, if but they've learnt 
How best to use her gifts." 

•* Vix sum compos animi ; ita ardeo iracundia." 

Terence. AdeJphi, Act III., So. II., 12. — (Geta.) 

" I'm scarcely in my perfect mind, I bum 
With such tierce anger." — [George Colman.) 


** Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona 
Multi ; sed omnes illacrimabiles 
Urgentur ignotique longa 

Nocte, carent quia vate sacro." Hobaoe. Odes, IV,, 9, 25. 

" Before Atrides men were brave : 
But, ah ! oblivion, dark and long, 
Has locked them in a tearless grave, 

For lack of consecrating song." — (Conington.) 

** Vixi, et quern dederat cursum fortuna peregi." 

Virgil. MnM, IV., 663. 

" My life is lived, find I have played 

The part that fortune gave." — [Conington.) 

** (Sed) vobis facile est verba et componere fraudes. 
Hoc unum didicit femina semper opus." 

Propertius. Elegies, IL, 10 (9), 31. 

"Not hard for thee to fashion words and wiles. 
This art has every woman made her own." 

*' Volt placere sese amicae, volt mihi, volt pedissequae, 
Volt famulis, volt etiam ancillis ; et quoque catulo meo 
Subblanditur novus amator, se ut quom videat gaudeat." 

Plautus. Asinaria, Act J., Sc. III., 31. — {Ckaereta.) 

" He thinks on nothing but to make himself 
Both pleasing to his mistress and to me ; 
The footman, household servants and the maidens ; 
Nay, a good lover strokes my lap-dog, that 
Whene'er he sees him he may wag his tail." 

— (Botmell Thornton.) 

" (Ergo hercules) Voluptas vivere coepit, vita ipsa desiit." 

Pliny the Elder. Natural History, XIV., 1. 

" Pleasure begins to live when life itself is departing." 

" Voluptates commendat rarior usus." Juvenal. Satires, XL, 208. 
" Indulge in pleasure rarely, 'twill be prized the more." 

*' Vos eritis testes, si quos habet arbor amores, 
Fagus et Arcadio plnus arnica deo, 
Ah ! quoties vestras resonant mea verba sub umbras, 
Scribitur et teneris Cynthia corticibus." 

Pbopebtius. Elegies, L, 19 (18), 19. 

" Bear witness, if that trees know aught of love, 
Ye beeches, and ye pines by Pan beloved, 
How oft I've breathed her name beneath your shade, 
How oft is * Cjmthia ' carved upon your biark." 

** Vos exemplaria Graeca 
Nootuma versate manu, yersate diuma." 

HoBAOB. De Arte Poetica, 268. 

" My friends, make Greece your model when you write, 
And turn her volumes over day and night." — (Oonington.) 

** Vox clamantis in deserto." Thb Vulqatb. Isaiah, XL,, 3. 

« The voice of one crying in the wilderness." 


"(Nee audiendi sunt qui solent dicere^ 'Vox populi, vox dei'; cum 
tumultuositas vulgi semper insamae proxima sit." 
AiiCuiNUS. Epistolaet CLXVI.t § 9. {Migne^s Patrologiae Cursus, 

Vol. C.,i). 191, A.) 

" Nor should we listen to those who say, * The voice of the people is the 
voice of Gk)d'; for the turbulence of the mob is closely allied to 

" Becogitans illud proverbium * Vox populi, vox Dei *." 
William of Malmesbuby. De Qestis Pontificum Anglorti/nit 
Lib. L (Migne's Patrologiae CursuSj Vol. CLXXIX.^p. 1461, b.) 

" Thinking over the old proverb, *The voice of the people is the 
voice of Grod '." 

" (In aera sucus 
Corporis omnis abit :) Vox tfibntum atque ossa supersunt. 
Vox manet." 

Ovid. Metamorphoses^ IIL, 398. — (The Story of Echo.) 

" The tender body vanished into air, 
Naught but the voice survived her, and the bones ; 
Only the voice remains." 

^"^ Vulgare amici nomen, sed rara est fides." 

Phaedbus. Fables, IIL, 9, 1. 

** The name of friend is common, but a fiEdthful friend is rare." 

" Vulgus amicitias utilitate probali." 

Ovid. Epistolae ex PontOy IL, 8, 8. 

" The vulgar herd values friends according to their usefulness." 

** Vulnera dum sanas, dolor est medioina doloris." 

DiONYSius Cato. Disticha de MoribuSy IV. t 40. 

** When thou art dressing wounds, pain is pain's medicine." 

'*yult plane virtus honorem; nee est virtu tis ulla alia merces." 

CiCBBO. De Bepublicay IIL^ 28, 40. 
'* Virtue truly desires honour ; nor is there any other reward of virtue." 


"''^A yap 8c? fwJdovra^ Trotciv, ravra ttoiovvtcs jJiavOdvofievJ* 

Abistotle. EtMca Nicomachea, IL^ 1, 4. 

" What we have to learn to do we learn by doing." 

" O yap fiavOdviDV Ki$apL^€LV KiOapL^iov fiayOdvei KiOapi^CLv" 

Abistotle. Metapliysica^ VIIL^ 8. 
'* He who is leamiiig the harp learns the harp by harping." 

** *A yap hr] 7roA,v7rXay#cT09 IKin^ 

TToXAots /x€v oi/acrts dvhpSxVy 

TToXkoi^ 8* dTrara Kov<l>ov6ii}v ipwrcov.^ 

Sophocles. AnHgonej 615. — {Ch&rtis.) 

" To many hope may come in wanderings wild, 
A solace and a joy ; 
To many, shows of nclde-hearted love." — [PlumptreJ) 

***A 8c \€ip rav xeipa vi^et • Sos ri koa tl Xdfifiave" 

Epichabmus. Fdbulae Incertae, Fragment 7. 
" One hand washes the other ; give and take." 

" Aos Tl Kol XafioL^ tl" 

Fbodioub. {StohaetiSj Florilegium, X, 34.) 
Give something to get something." 

^* CAXA*) d fwipiSia Tts 8wa(ris Scivd • 

ovT av viv okfios, ovT "Aprfs, ov rrvpyos, ov\ oXiktwtoi 

K€\aLval vacs cic^^vyotci'." Sophooles. Antigone t 951. — {Chorus.) 

" But great and dread the might of destiny : 
Nor tempest-storm, nor war. 
Nor tower, nor dark-hulled ship 
That sweep the sea, escape."— (P^Mffip^re.) 

■"*A 7rdo7(ovTcs VKJ}* eripwv opyii^cc^c, ravra reus dAAovs firj Trotctrc.*' 

IsocBATBS. Ntcocles, Xlll.f 61. (Stephens^ p, 39, c.) 
" Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others." 

"***A TTOLciv al<rxpov, ravra vofii^e fitfSk Xcyciv ctvai KaAov." 

Ibocbates. Ad Demonicum, IV., 15. (Stephens, p, 5, A.) 

'* Remember that what is unbecoming to do is also unbecoming to speak 

3IO A 2TA*TAI2— ArP0IK02. 

** *A orac^uXts <rra<^ts cori, koX to poSov avov oXctrat.* 

Theocritus. Idylls, XXVIL, 9. 
** The grapes are dried to raisins, and the rose will fade and die." 

"'AjSovAm TO, TToAAa pXaLirTovrax /Sporou^ 

Menakdeb* Moru)sticha, 15» 

** Men's schemes are ruined oft by want of thought." 

" 'AyaOrj^ ywatKOS icTLV, a» 'SiKOOTpdrrf, 

fjiT] Kp€irrov ctvat ravSpos, dAA* vwi^koov, 

yxnrq 8c viK^ifr aivSpa KaKOv io'TLV fieya" 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 44. 
"A good wife's duty 'tis, Nicostrates, 
Not to command but to obey her spouse ; 
Most mischievous a wife who rules her husband." 

** ^Ar/aBov ov to firj dSifcciv, oXXa to jJirjSe iOeXeiv" 

Democritus. Ethicay Fragment 38 (109). 

"Goodness lies in abstaining not merely from injustice, but from the desire 
for injustice." 

"'E;(^p69 ov;( 6 dSiKccov ftowov, dAAa koL 6 fiovXofievo';" 

Democritus. Ethdca, Fragment 39 (110). 

" Not only he who wrongs you, but he who wishes to wrong you 
is your enemy." 

Avr)p OLKaLO's ccTtv, ov\ o firj aoiKcov, 

dAA' ooTts oiBLKeLV SwdjjLevo^ firj fiovX.€TaL,* 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment IC 

"Not * honest * he who weakly does no wrong, 
But he who loill not do it when he's strong." — (F, A, Foley,) 

"'AydiTra tov TrXryciov." 

Thales. (StobaeiLS, Florilegiwm, III., 79, c.) 
" Love thy neighbour." 

**'Ayvo€ts on rov \6yov fiirpov ccrtv ovx 6 Aeycov, dAA* o dKoxnav;** 

Plato. (Stobaetis, Florilegium, XXXVI,, 22.) 

" Do you not know that the measure of the speech is with the listener, not 
with the speaker ? " 

''"AypotKos €lfu Trjv (TKa^y^v a'Kd<f}rjv XeycDV.** 

Anonymous. (Meineke, Fragmenta Comicorum Anonymorum, 

"I'm country-bred and call a tub a tub." 

" Ta avKa avKa, rrjv aKOLKJiriv CKd^yjv Xeytov." 
Anonymous. (Ltidan, Qiuymodo Historia sit conscribenda, 41.) 
" Calling figs figs, and tubs tubs." 

" ^Kaiov<s (^<t>fi) ffivaei kol aypOLKOvs ctvat MaiceSovas KaL 
rrp/ aKaffirfv aKaffirjv Xdyovra':," 
Philip of Macedon. {Plutarch, PhiUppi Apophthegmata, 15.) 

'' The Macedonians are uncouth and boorish, and call a tub a tub..'" 


ArpTnNo:s e2o— aatnaton. 311 

'*^ "Aypvirvos tcro Kara vovv • (rvyycv^s yap rav dXrjOtvov OavaTov 6 

TTCpt TOVTOV V77T09." 

Pythagobas. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, I., 91.) 

" See that your mind be wakeful; for somnolence is here closely akin to 
death itself." 

** 'Aywvtat, So^ai, <^tA,OTt/uat, vofWL, 

aTravra ravr cirt^cra tj} <j>v(T€l KaKct," 

Menander. Fdbulae Incertae, Fragment F., 12. 

** Such follies make not nature's burden light, 
For thus we are weighted with imported ill ; 
Laws, strifes, and party views our cup of misery fill." 

—[F. A. Paley.) 

'"AScXc^os avSpl Trapcny." 

PiiATO. BepubUc, IL, 6. {Stephens^ p, 362, d.) — (Socrates.) 
" Let brother help brother." — {JotoetU) 

ASryXa yap tol Tutv woXifiiov koI i^ oklyov ra TToAAa koI 8t' opy^9 

at bn^eipricTti^ yiyvovToi** Thucydidbs, II. ^ 11, 4. 

"Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first 
outbreak being often but an explosion of auger." 


*' 'AStKCt iroAAaKts 6 /jltj 7roLix)v n, ov /jlovov 6 irotwv Tt. 

Marcus Aubblius. Quod sibi ipsi scripsit^ IX, 4. 
" Iiyusttce is as often done by refraining from action as by action." 

""ASikoi/ to XvTrciv tovs <I>lXjovs CKOvcrta)?." 

Menandbb. Monosticfuit 9. 
" 'Tis wrong to take delight in annoying our friends." 

""AStoi/, w TTOLfirp^y TO T601/ fjiiXos, rj to Kara^k^ 

TTjv airo Tas ircVpas KaraXeCPfrai vif/oOev v8(up." 

Theocritus. Idylls^ Z, 7. 

** Sweeter thy lay, shepherd, than the sound 

- the " 

Of falling water from the rocks above." 

A f» 

" 'A^vvaTOV ovv TToAAa T€)(y<i)fJL€vov dv6pu)wov iravra koA-ws Trotctv. 

Xenophon. Cyropaediaj VIIL, 2, 5. 
** It is not possible for a man who follows many arts to do everything well." 

" Aug Se cirtTT/Scv/xaTa rj 8vo T€;(vas aKptjSws 8ta7romo-^at 
a'\€S6v ovSefua coverts iKavrj twv avOpayjTLVwv.' 
Plato. Leges^ VIII. j 12. {Stephens^ p. 846, d.) — (T/te Athenian.) 

" Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions 
or two arts rightly." — {Jowett.) 

" ^ASvvarov eva TroAAa? KaAws cpyof co-^at T€;(vas." 

Plato. Republican, (Stephens^ p. S74:, a..) — (Socrates.) 
"One man cannot practise many arts with success." — (Jowett.) 

A » 


" 'ASwarov «s Notice, raXrfih XaOtlv." 

Mbnandbb. Fabulae Incertcte, Fragment 477. 

" The truth, methinks, we nowise can conceal." 

" 'Act yap avSpa ctkcuov iirxypov <f>wr€i 

^(Torov SiBoiKa Toucrdevovs re koI €ro<l>ov.* 

EuBiPiDES. Bellerophon, Fragment 9. 

*< Strength with stupidity far leas I fear 
Than weakness joined to wisdom." 

** 'Act yap €v TrtTrrovortv ot Atos Kvpoi** 

Sophocles. Fragment 763. 
" The dice of Zeus have ever lucky throws." — {Plumptre,) 

** 'Act KoXbs ttXoiJs 6or^, orav <^€vyj^ KaKO.," 

Sophocles. PMloctetes, 641. — (P^2octo^.) 
** 'Tis all fair sailing when thou flee'st from ilL" — (Plumptre,) 

** 'Act Al^VYJ <l>€p€L TL KOXVOV," 

Abistotle. De ArnmaUbus Historiae, VIIL, 28, 7« 
" Africa is always showing us something new." 

" 'Act TTOTC 

)(povLa fiey ra nov U€wv ttcos, cs tcAos ovk axjvtvq, 

Euripides. Ion, 1614. — {Athma) 

"So it is still; 
Slow the gods' hands haply ore, but mightily at last fulfil." 

—{A, S. Way,) 

" 'Act Tt fiovXov )(p7]<rLfJL0v 7rpo<rfJLavOdv€LV.** 

Sophocles. Fragment (Pthiotides) 622. 
" Seek still to add fresh knowledge profitable." — {Plumptre,) 

" 'Act Tt Katvov i7ficpa TratScvcrai." Eubipidbs. Fragment 1014. 
" Each day that dawns brings some new lesson with it." 

" 'Acpo^arw Kat Trcpt^povo) tov i^Xtov." 

Aristophanes. Clotids, 195. — (Socrates,) 

** I tread on air, 
And look upon the sun."— ( Wheeltoright,) 

" 'Acpyots atcv koprd'* Thbocbitus. Idylls, XV,, 26. 

** To the idle all days are holidays." 

" ^AOdvarov cort KaKov avayKatov ywrj.** 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 103. 
'* Woman's a necessary and undying evil." 


** 'AOavdrwv fiera <l>vkov Itov TrpoXnrovr avOpioirov^ 
At8a)9 Kttt 'S€jjL€<ri^ • Ttt 8c Xca^crai oAyca \vypa 
BvriTois dvOpwTrouri, kokou 8' ovk lororerou oXkitj,*' 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 199 

" Then, following th' immortals, Fate and Modesty 
Mankind deserted, leaving to mortal men 
A legacy of woe that nought can cure." 

'** At 8* cA-TTtScs PofTKOVcri <l>vydSas, a)s Xoyo9. 
KoAoi? fikeirovcri y ofi/JLOfriVf /xeAAoiHrt 8c. 

Euripides. PhomissaSj 396. — (Jocasta and Polynices,) 

** Hope, says the proverb, feeds the fugitive. 
Kindly her looks, yet firom afar she smiles." 

■** At 8* cXttiScs ctortv iyprjyopoTwv evvirvia" 

PiNDAB. Fragment, {Stobaeus, Florilegium, CXL, 12.) 
** Hopes are but the dreams of those who wake." 

" At 8^ <l>p€ySiv Tapa)(ai 

TrapiirXay^av koi oro<^ov." Pindab. Olynvpia, VIL, 30 (55). 

" Thus aside doth passion turn 
Wisest souls." — {Morice.) 

" At ^€VT€paL TTos <f>povTi8€^ coffxarepcu,** 

EuMPiDES. HvppoVytus, 436. — (The Nurse.) 
" Second thoughts for men are wisest still." — [A, S, Way,) 

"At fitv ppovral pAXicra rows irat8a9, at 8* aTTctXat tovs a<^pova9 


Demophilus. Svmilitudines ex Pythagoreis, 37. 
** Only children are frightened by thunder, and only fools by threats." 

** At ft€V i78ovat <l>OapTaL, at Sk ripjol aOdvaroi." 

Pbbiandeb. (Diogenes Laertius, J., 7, 4.) 
(StohaeuSt Florilegium, III., 79, ij, gives aperai instead of rifxai,) 
** Pleasures are corruptible, honours are immortal." 

" At ircpt Tt or<^o8pat 6p€^L€S TV<l}\ov(nv cts rSXKa rrjv ^Xl^" 

Dbmocbitus. EtMca, Fragment 58 (82). 
"Too ardent longings in one direction blind the soul to all else." 

"At (rvfJxl>opaL rcoi/ dvBp^tav ap^ovci, kol ovkI iovOpoyirot t(ov trvp^ 
<l>op€(t}v." Herodotus. History, VIL, 49. 

'* Circumstances rule men and not men circumstances." 


Atat, ToS* "liSTf Buov avOpunroLS KaKOV, 

OTav Tts €L&j[f raytwov, )(p7jTaL oc ftiy. 

EuBiPiDEB. Chrysippus, Fragment 2. 

** Woe's me, what evils the gods send upon us, 
When one who knows the right follows the wrong I " ^ 


^OTi 8c T€pnrofJt.€VOurLV aKOV€W • ovSi rC ore ;(pi}, 
irpiv w/wy, KaraXi)(6ai • dvwy kcu ttoXv? vttvos." 

HoMBB. Odyssey, XV,, 392:- 

'' For now the nights move slowly and scarce end ; 
Yea, there is room for slumber, and to keep 
Watch, and a listening ear to sweet words lend. 
Needs not at all unto thy couch to creep 
For some while yet. Harm comes from even too much sleep." 

— ( WorsUy.y 

** 'AtSctcr^at 7ro\iOKpOTd<t)OV^y €lk€lv 8c yipovcLV 

eSfyyjs kol ycpdwv iravrcov/* Phoctlidbs. Sententiae, 220* 

*' Aye reverence grey hairs, and to the aged 
Yield up your seat, and every mark of honour." 

** At8co^€V fi€V avj/jva<r6aL, Scicrav 8* V7ro8€x^at." 

Homer. lUad, VII., 93.- 
** Shamed to refuse, but fearful to accept." — {Lord Derby.) 

'* ^AiSofxevwv 8' av8/)a)v ttXcovcs <root ^c iriffiavrauL • 
<l>€vy6vr<i)V 8' ovT ap Kkeos opwrai ovt€ tis oAkt;." 

Homer. Iliad, V., 531. 

<< By mutual succour more are saved than fall ; 
In timid flight nor fame nor safety lies." — {Lord Derby.) 

** AtSovs Trapa iracriv a^tos taiQ, lav 'rrpwTov oip$y (ravTOv alS€2(r6ai,*^ 

MusONius. (Stohaeus, Florilegium, XXXI., 6.) 

** You will be worthv of respect from all when you have first learnt to» 
respect yourself. 

**At8a)S 8' ovK dyaOq K€\pr]fjL€vov avSpa KOftt^ct, 

alSws, 'i]T av8pas /Acya o'iVcrat rjS' ovtnycrtv. 

ai8(jbs Tot Trpos dvokpLrj, Odpcros 8c Trpos oAySo). 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 317. 

** False shame keeps company with him that's poor ; 
Shame that or harries man or profits him. 
Shame poverty pursues, and rashness wealth." 

Atocjs OVK ayaurj K€)(prjfi€vw avopi irapuvai. 

Homer. Odyssey, XVIL, 347. 

** Shame is no comrade for the poor, I weet." — ( Worsley,) 

Atoojs yap €v KaKOKTLV ovotv oxpcAci, 

17 yap (Tuair-q to) XoXovvtl crv/i,/Aa;(os." 

Sophocles. Fragment 667* 

" Shame brings but little help in evil things, 
For silence is the speaker's best ally." — [Plurnptre,) 


" Atct 8' oirXoTcpcDV dvSpwv <^/)ei/c9 rjipiOovraij 
ots 8' 6 y€pu}v fX€T€(j<rLVj a'fia irpoaa'ai kol oirUro'ta 
Xcvccci, oiros 0)1 apurra fi€T dfi<f>OT€poL(n yevrjTaL," 

HoMBB. Biadf III.j 108. 

'* For young men's spirits are too quickly stirred ; 
But in the counsels checked by reverend age 
Alike are weighed the future and the past, 
And for all interests due provision made." — {Lord Derby,) 

** Atct /A€V yap KaKoBaifJiOV€LV dvdyKa toi/ KaKov, atT€ l^ vXxiv (KaKws- 

T€ yap avTOL ;(pc6Tat) aire (nravL^y** 

Archytas. (StobaetcSf Florilegium, J., 70.) 

" The wicked man must always be unhappy, whether he have the where- 
withal of happiness (for he uses it ill) or whether it be lacking." 

" ('AAA') at€t T€ At6s Kpctcrcwv vdos rj€ vep dvSpwv" 

Homer. lUad, XVL, 688. 
** But still Jove's will the vdll of man o'errules." — {Lord Derby.) 

" 'At€t TOtS fJLLKKOLS fJLLKKa StSoVCTt 6 €.01,** 

Callimachus. Fragment 179. 
** The gods give little gifts to littl6 men." w 

" KlOioira (TfJi-qxeiv €in)(€ipia** 

LuciAN. Adversus Indoctunif 28. — {Proverb.} 
** I am endeavouring to wash an Ethiopian white." 

" Atvct Sc TraXaiov ficv oTvov, dvOca 8* vfiviav 
v€(uT€pa)v." Pindar. Olympian IX, 48 (73)- 

*' Of old wine, but new-blown song make choice."— (Jfonce.) 

" AlvovfJi€voL yap dyaOol rpoirov tlvcl 

p.i(TOV(Ti Tovs atvovvras, i^v atvwcr* dyay* 

Euripides. Iphigenia in AuUde, 979. — {Clytemnestra.}- 

" In some sort ^ood men praised 
Hate those who praise them, if they praise too much." 

" Uavo'OfJLaC cr* atvaiv, cTrct 

papos Tt Kav TWO coTtv, aLV€L(ruaL Aiav. 

Euripides. Orestes^ 1161. — {Orestes,) 

" Thee I'll praise no more. 
For overpraise is aye a heavy load." 

"AtoX* dvOpiiiTTdiV KaKOy 

irovov toots av ovoafiov ravrov irrcpov, 

Aeschylus. Supplices, 327. — {ChcyrtLs.) 

Are ills of mortals, and thou could'st not find 
The self-same form of evil anywhere." — {Plumptre.) 

" Alp€T(ji>T€p6v coi co-TO) Xti^ov €110) ySoAActv, TJ Xoyov dpyov." 

Pythagoras. {Stobaetis, Florilegium, XXXIV. ^ 11.) 

« Better that you should throw a stone at random than let fall an idle 


■*' Alcrxpoy vwatK* iyrf/ia^, dXXa vXovaCav. 

Philippides. Fdbulae Incertae, Fragment 6. 

" Your fortune differs as to bed and board ; 
Your wife— if ugly— can good fare aflford."— (F. A. Foley,) 

'** Alcrxpov 8c fjuoi yyvaiil orv/x^oAActv Xoyovs." 

EuBiPiDSS. Iphigenda in Aulide^ 830. — (Achilles.) 

" Unseemly 'tis for me 
To bandy wcmls with women." 

■*' Alaxpov^apa KXatovai OoivaxrOai <^tXots." 

EuBipiDBS. Alcestis, 542. — (Hercules.) 
** While our friends mourn unseemly 'tis to feast," 

" Ai(r\pov TO. 60v€La TroXvTrpay/JLoviovra, dyvociv rd otKiyta." 

Democbitus. Ethicat Fragment 164 (95). 

''It is disgraceful to neglect your own business while you are meddling 
with tne aflFairs of others." 

*** A.*(rXpOS & 60Tt V€KVS KaKK€L/JL€VO^ iv KWVQO'IV 

NwTOV oitktB* o.lx/Ji.'fj Sovpb^ ikrjXafJievos. 

Tyrtabus. Elegies, XL (FIT.), 19. 

" Shamed is the corpse that in the dust lies prone, 
Pierced from behind with thrust of pointed spear." 

'** Alcrxyyofiai ttXovtovvtl SuipeicrOoL <l>CXw, 
firj /JL afppova Kpivri Kat oiOov^ aireiv ooko. 

Menandeb. Fahulae Incertae, Fragment 142. 

** Gifts to a wealthy friend fill me with shame, 
Lest he should count me senseless, or believe 
That when I give I'm begging." 


AiTo) 8* vyUiav Trpix)TOV, ttr fxnrpa^LaVj 

TplTOV OC \aip€lV, €iT o^ctActv ftljOCVt. 

Philemon. Fdbulae Incertae, Fragment 68. 

'* First health I ask, good fortune next, and third 
Rejoicing ; last, to owe nought to any man." 

*** AT</^a yap Iv KaKorrjfn pporoi KaTayr)pd<rKOV(nv,** 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 93. 
'' Swift in ill-fortune comes old age upon us." 

Ot Oe 7rou€WT€S €V rjpxiTL yr)pa(rKov<riv. 

Theocritus. Idylls, XIL, 2. 
" Those who mourn in one short day grow old." 

■"'AKoXaorra Trdvra yiyvtrai SovXcov TCKva." 

Euripides. Fragm>ent 946. 
" Unbridled ever are the sons of slaves." 



" 'AicoXacrTOv co-^c yXwco-av, ala-xCorrjv v6(rov* 

Euripides. Oreste^^ 10. — (Electra.) 

" Unbridled was his tongue, most dire disease." 

"*AkOV€ TToXXa, XoAct KOLpUL. * 

Bias. {Stobaetis, Florilegium IIL, 79, f) 
** Listen to much, speak only what is timely." 

""Ako)!/ 8* d/xaprcov ov tis avOpwinav KaKos" 

Sophocles. Fragment (Tyro) 682. 

" No one who sins against his will is haae"—{Plumptre,) 

**'AXa^6ta Oewv o/aottoXis, 

fiova B^dis (TwhiavTiOfJieva" 

OiiYMPiAS. [StobaetiSf Florilegium, XL, 2.) 

"Truth, of the gods the fellow-citizen, 
Thou who alone dost with th' immortals dwell.** 

"*AXy€a 8* l/ATnys 

€V Ov/JL(a KaraKiicOai iaxrofifv, axyvfifyoL 7r€p, 

ov yap Tis irprjiL^ ttcXctoi Kpvcpdio yoouo.^* 

Homer. Iliad, XXIV., 522. 
"In our hearts. 
Though filled with grief, let us that grief suppress ; 
For woeful lamentation nought avails."— (iiorrf Derby,) 

" 'AXT^^cta Brj iravrmv fxey dyaJdOv Oeot^ ^Tyctrai, ttclvtcdv 8c dvOpta^ 


Plato. Leges, V., 3. (Stephens, p. 730, b.) — (The Athenian.) 

** Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to 
man." — (Jotoett.) 

** 'AkTjOks flvai Set TO (r€fjiv6v, ov Ktvov" 

Menandbr. Fabulae Incertas, Fragment 478. 
** True grandeur may we praise, not empty show." 

"''AXX' oXXo) KaKOV icTL, TO 8' aTpcKcs oX^ios Ov8€t9 

aLvOpwTTwyy oTToaov^ 176X109 KaOopql" 

Theognis. Sententiae, 167. 

" To every man a diflferent woe ; on one 
Who's truly happy ne'er the sun looks down," 

** Ov yap Oefus ^rjv vXrjv Oeois dv€V KaKOv." 

Sophocles. Fragment 683. 
" None but the gods may live untouched by ill." 

" ©vrjTtov 8* 6\fiu>s ces tcXos ov8el9, 

ovTTO) yap €<l>v tis oXvttos." 

Euripides. Iphigenia in AuUde, 161. — (Agamemnon.) 

** No mortal e'er is happy to the end, 
Or fortunate ; 
Ne'er yet was born a man who knew not grief." '. 

.3i8 AAA' An* EX0PnN— AAA* HN. 

" ®vrjTwv yap ovSeCs ccrrtv evSaCfuav avqp • 

oXpOV 8' iTTippva/TO^ €UTVY€OT6/)OS 

oAAov ytvoiT Av aXAos, evOaCfKDv 8' &v ov." 

Euripides. Medea, 1228. — (The Messenger.) 
" For among mortals happy man is none. 
In fortune^s flood -tide might a man become 
More prosperous than his neighbour : happy ?— no ! " 

—{A. S. Way.) 

** Btovi/ oAvTro)? OvrjTOV ovt^ ov p(fSu)v" 

Menandeb. Monosticlia, 58. 

** Hardly can mortal without sorrow live." 

'*' 'AXX' aTr' i)(Op(i}v 8^Ta -TroXXa pLavOavovciv ol (rofftot.^^ 

Abistophanes. Aves, 376. — (The Hoopoe,) 
"And yet wise men learn much from enemies."— (TT^ee^tm^^.) 

""EoTt /A€V Aoywv aKOvorat Trpwrov, ws rj/juv ^ok€l, 
yprio-ipuov * fJidOoi yap av Tt5 Kairo tcov k^Optav (T0t}>6v,^^ 

Aristophanes. Aves, 381. — (Chorus,) 

''But first, methinks, we should admit a parley, 
For even from foes a man may wisdom learn. "--( Wkedwrigkt,) 

"** 'AAA' €1 hrj pa t6t€ ^XaTrre <j>p€va^ evpvoTra Zcvs 
rffJL€T€pas, vvv avTos cTrorpwct koi dywyct." 

Homer. lUad, XF., 724. 

"But Jove all-seeing, if he then o'erruled 
Our better mind, himself is now our aid." — (Lord Derby.) 

'^'''AAA' €7r' aXKiQ <j>apixaK0V kcltol vocro) • 

ayav 3c fioypatvovTi vovO€TrjfxaTa.^' Euripides. Fragment 937. 

" Our different ills claim different remedies ; 
For one in sorrow friendship's kindly words, 
Advice for one who's acting foolishly." 

** 'AAA' cirt TOt Kal ifiol Odvaros Kal fiolpa Kparan^ 
co-crcrat rf rjios rj SeiX-rj rj p.i(rov rjfjiap 

OTTTTOTC TtS KCU €fJL€L0 "ApCl €K OvfJLOV lAiyrat, 

rj o y€ oovpL paKinv if airo v€vprqfpiv otcrTO). 

Homer. Iliad, XXL, 110. 
"Yet must I yield to death and stubborn fate, 
Whene'er, at mom, or noon, or eve, the spear 
Or arrow from the bow may reach my life." — (Lord Derby.) 

*** 'AAA' rfV rdXavrd Tt9 Aa^iy rpiaKOtScKo, 
TToXv ixaWov iinOvpjei Xa^uv kKKolh^Ka • 
(k&v ravt' avvayjTOLi, rerrapaKovra povX^rai •) 
yi ffnfO'iv ov pmnov <ivrc5 rov )8tbv." 

Aristophanes. Plutiis, 194. — (Chrenvylust) 
'* So that if any one takes thirteen talents, 
He much more wishes to receive sixteen : 
"T* these he gets he'll straightway ask for forty) 

» bis fife is not worth living for."— ( Wheelvrright.) 


*' AAA -qvLK av fJL€V if TTpocro) to KaTuav€LV^ 

aiSrj^ voOciTai rots S€SvaTV)(rfK6<nv. 

oTttv 8' €<f>ipTrrj fd)/xa Xolo'Bvov fiCov, 

TO ^^ iroOovfjLev ' ov yap cot' avrov Kopo?. 

Lycophbon. Pelopidae, (StobaetiSf FloriUgiwrn, CXIX,, 13.) 

" While death is still afar, th' unfortunate 
Long for the shades ; but soon as life's last wave 
Creeps to the shore, to live is their desire, 
Of lire insatiate still." 

" 'AAA' okiyoxpovLOv ytyverat, wa-irep ovap, 
"H^T/ TL/JLTjecrcra • to 8' apyaXiov kcu. afioptfiov 

yrjpas vwkp K€<f}cnX^s OLim\ vTTcpKpeftarat, 
-i^Opov 6fiu}S Koi aTtfjLov, 6 t ayvmo'Tov TiOel avSpoLj 

pXairT€L 8' 6<f>0aXiwv% kcu voov aft</)t;(v^e»/." 

MiMNERMUS, V. {III.) J 4. 

" Brief as a dream is youth, to all men (fear ; 
Then, all unshapely, hovers o'er our heads 
Dread age, unworshipped and unloved, which steals 
Our honours from us, and our eyes and minds 
In darkness shrouds." 

" Ni/Trtot, ois Tavrrj Kcirai voo^, ovSk to-aa-iv 
a>9 XPO'^o? €0-0' rjprj^ koX ^lotov 6A,iyo9 
OvrjTols" SiMONiDES OP Ceos. Fragment 85 (60), 11. 

" Fools, who in this delight, and do not know 
How short the time of youth, the span of life 
For mortals." 

" Uapepx^Tai, w? ovap, rjfirj.^^ 

Theocritus. Idylls^ XXVILy 8« 
" Youth passes like a dream." 

*** 'AXX' oT€ 897 p oira T€ fJLcydXrjv iK aTrjO€09 ?€i, 
Koi cTTca vt<t>dS€a'a'iv eoiKora \€i/JL€pLYj<rvy, 
ovK av hruT ^Ohvarrjt y* ipCaceLe ^poTOS aAAo9 ' 
ov TOTC y wS' '08vo^os ayaJcra-dfuO* e78o9 t8wT€5." 

Homer. Iliad, III., 221. 

" But when his chest its deep-toned voice sent forth. 
With words that fell like flakes of wintry snow. 
No mortal with Ulysses could compare : 
Though little recked we of his outward show." — {Lord Derby,) 

^ 'AAA* ov yap coTt twv oyaurxyyTtov <f>v<r€i ywaiKcuv 
ovBky KOLKVOfV €19 aTTcwTo, irX-qv dp ^ ywatKC?." 

Aristophanes. Th^imyphoriaatLSCLe, 1^1,— {Chorus.) 

" There's nothing in the world worse than a woman 
By nature shameless, save some other woman." 


" 'AAA' ov yap TTUiS t<mv aiWovs c/A/A€vat atct 

avOpwirov^j eirl yap toi cKctoTO) fwipav idrfKav 

aOdvaroL dvqTola'iv enl l^€iS<opov dpovpav" 

HoMEB. Odyssey, XIX., 591. 

" Yet not for ever void of sleep remains 
Man : for the gods by rule of life dispense 
Sleep on all mortals whom the earth maintains." — ( WorsUy,} 

" 'AAA' ovK €V€cm OT€</)avos ov8' evavhpia, 

€t fJLT^ TL Kol ToXftaKTt KLvSvvov fjiira • 

01 yap TTovoi tCktovcl rrjv evav^piav," 

EuBiPiDES. Fragment 875. 

" Of courage none makes proof, none gains the crown, 
Save him who peril dares ; for courage is 
The child of enterprise.** 

** 'AAA' vftcts ft€V TTCLVTes vSu)p Koi yata ya'cwrtfc, 

rjjjLfvoi avOt cKacTOt aKrjpioiy qkAcc? avrcos." 

HoMEB. lUadf VIL, 99. 

** To dust and water turn, * 

All ye who here inglorious, heartless sit ! '*— (Zorc? Derby.) 

""AAAa 8c fivpia Xvypa Kar avOpiairovs dA-aA-iyrat, 

TrActT^ fifv yap yaia KaKtav, irX^vq 8c ^oAaccra." 

Hbsiod. Works and Days, 100* 

'* Ten thousand other woes *mongst mortals roam ; 
The earth is full of evils, and the sea.'* 

" (T-qXifiax^) oAAa fxh/ avT09 hi </>pco'i (rya-i voijcrct?, 

oAAa 8c KOI ^a^fJL(i)v vTro^iJcrcTat." Homeb. Odyssey, III., 26. 

" Telemachus, thine own mind will conceive 
Somewhat, and other will a god suggest"— ( Worsley.) 

" 'AAAa Ttt /JL€V irpo^e/SrjKev, ap.rixo.v6v ccTt ycvcV^cu, 

dpryd' tol 8' i^0WL(r<t), twv <f>v\aicr} /acActo)." 

Theognis. Sententiae^ 583. 

* Those things are past, undone they cannot be, 
But what's to come watch thou with anxious care." 

" 'AAAtJAois OjniActv 0)5 Tov^ pAV <f}iXov^ i)(6povs pLY] TroLrjcai, TOVS 8* 

€)(Opovq, <I>l\ovs cpyacracr^at." 

Pythagobas. (Diogenes Laertitis, VIIL, 1, 19, 23.) 

** We ought so to behave to one another as to avoid making enemies of our 
friends, and at the same time to make friends of our enemies." 

""AAAos cyw." Zeno. {Diogenes Laertitcs, VII., 1, 19, 23.) 

** A second self." — [Zeno' 8 definition of a frieTid.) 

''"AXAoTC prfTpvLT] TTcAct TjpepTj, oAAoTC prjnrjp." 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 825. 
"The day is now our mother, now our stepmother." 

AAAni M£N— AMA £^1L ^X 

***AAAa) fi€v yap €Sii)K€ 0€os TroXc/JLrj'ia l/oyo, 

oAAo) 8' opxtfrrvVi hipto KiOapLV kol dot8^, 

oAAo) 8' €V cmj^corort Tt^ct voov cvpvoTra Zcv? 

ccr^Aov. Tov 8c tc ttoAAoI iTravpurKOvr* SyBpnairoi,^ 

HoMBB. 2Z«Mi, XIIL, 730. 

" To one the gods have granted warlike might, 
To one the dance, to one the lyre and song ; 
While in another's breast all-seeing Jove ' 

Hath placed the spirit of wisdom, and a mind 
Discerning, for the common good of all." — {Lord Derby,) 

""AAAo) TTovovvTi p<fBu)v TTapaivco'ai , 

coTTiv, irovqa-ai o avrov ov\i pa.0Lov. 

Philemon. SiceUcus, Fragment 1. 

** *Tis easy to give praise to ono who toils, 
Not easy for ourselves to earn the praise." 

"^AAAov tarpos, avros cXkcctiv fipvuiv" 

EuBiPiDES. Fragment 1056. 

"fie healeth others, but himself with sores is covered." 

" 'AXoyioTov 8c Ti 
TO ttX^^os avrdWayfia ycvratov ffilXov" 

ExjBiPiDBS. Orestes, 1166. — (Orestes,) 

" Foolish he 
Who for the world would change a faithful friend." 

"*AA,v7rov ofct? Tov piov \iiipi^ ya/nov." 

Mbnandeb. Monosticha, 5^ 
*' Without a care thou'lt live thy life unmarried." 

" 'AXwTtt yiyver ciri/xcXct!^ icai ttovc^ 
aTravTo. Menandeb. DyscoVus, Fragment 5, h, 

'' With care and toil all things may conquered be." 

"'Aju' ri^iiii% l^fjLOiy€ K6Xy€iv(ik a/ia." 

Sophocles. Antigone, 436.— (2%e Watchman,) 
"This to me both bitter is and sweet" — {Flumptre,) 

"'H8toTov, w TTttt, TttVTOv, &ky€ivav ff afuz." 

EuBiPiDES. Mippolytus, S^Q,— (The Nv/rse,) 
" The sweetest thing, my child, the bitterest too."— (^. S, Way,) 

** TLiKpov 8c Xffiv raytovur/m /loi." 

EUBIPIDES. Electra,9Q7, ^(Orestes,) 
"Bitter strife, yet sweet for me."— (-4. S, Way,) 

**'A/Aa 8c KijSiavL <rvv€KSvo/JL€y<o Cfc8i;cr(u Kal Trfv at8a) yvnj." 

Hebodotus. History, J., 8, 
" When a woman lays aside her garments, she also lays aside her modesty. 


322 AMA0IA— AM*ITPTnN02. 

" 'AfjLojSia jLicv Opd(ros, Xoyicfjios ^€ okvov <^€pet." 

Thucydides. History, IL, 40, 3. 

''Ignorance breeds rashness, reflecti(Mi cowardice." 

"^AfjuiOia T€ fjL€Ta cioffipofrvvrj^ ^xfteXifJuiyrepov rj Sc^tonys ficra 

dKoXacrtas." Thucydides. History, IIL, 37, 3. 

" Ignorance combined with discretion is more serviceable than skill accom* 
panied by extravagance." 

** 'AfiaOia^ €$ ^s iravra KaKO. Tracrtv ippL^ioraL kcu fiXaardveu" 

Plato. Epistolae, VIL (Stephens, p. 986, b.) 
"Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil." 

*^''AfJLaxpv Bk KpviJ/aL to (ruyycvcs rj6o^" 

PiNDAB. Olympia, XIII., J3 (16). 
" 'Tis hard to hide the stamp that birth imparts." — {Morice.) 

***A/A€tvov yap lavTw <f>vkdTT€Lv TTjv iXevOepiav, tov kripinv d<f)cup 
AGESUiADS. {Plutarch, Apc^hthegmata Laconica, Agesilai, 15.) 

(209, E.) 
" It is better to guard one's own libcity than to destroy that of others." 


Mbnander. Monosticha, 646. 
•** He who cares not for life cannot live a life of refinement " 

***A/i,€pat 8' imXoLTroL 

fxaprvpes coi^wTaTot." Pindar. Olympia, L, 33 (53). 

"But wiser faith relies 
On evidence of coming days." — {Morke.) 

■** AfJLfJL€s 8' oi /AcydA.01 kol Kaprepol ^ o"0<j!>ot avSpes, 

OTTTTOTC wp(oTa Odvwfies, dvdKooL €V )^Oovl KoCXa 

€vSofi€S €v fidXa fjiaKpbv drippLova vrjypeTov vttvov." 

MoscHus. Idylls, IIL, 109. 

" We that are great and strong and wise, when death 
Has laid us senseless in the hollow tomb, 
Shall sleep an endless sleep that knows no waking." 

" 'A/Aovcrta TOL ftiyS' ctt' otKTpoto-tv SdKpv 

o-Ta^€tv.'* Euripides. Ino, Fragment 11, 

Not in the deepest grief to shed a tear." 

" 'A/A</)t 8' dvOp<jt)7ro}V <l>pajarlv dpnrXaKLai 
dvapiOpirjTOL Kpcftavrat." Pindab. Olympia, VIL, 24= (43). 

" Yet, alas, the snares of evil dog the fairest hopes of man." — [Morice,) 

^^*Apxl>iTpvci}VOS o \aXK€0KdpSlO^ vtos." 

Theocritus. Idylls, XIIL 6. 
"Amphitryon's brazen-hearted son." 


Phocyudes. Senterttiaej 136. 
" Thieves are they both, who steals and who receives." ' 

■***Av en fjLLav fJiJoix'7^ 'Puifiaiovs viKija'wjJiei/f aTroXovfieOa TravTcAoi?." 

Pyrrhus. (Plutarch, Pyrrhus, XXI.) 

" One more such victory over the Romans and we are utterly undone." 
(Hence thephrasCf ** A Pyrrhic victory ".) 

■***Ai/ 8' 6 ycpwv ^(opcvTy, 

TpL^a^.yipwv fxey ccrrtv, 

Tas d€ cppeva? vea^ct. 

Anacreon. 0(^5, XXXIX, (XXXVII), 3. 

" But when an old man dances, 
His locks with age are grey, 
But he's a child in mind." 

■***Av KoXov €)(rj TLS (TWfia KOL il/V)(rjv Kaicqv, 

KaXrjv €\€L vavv kcu Kvpepvrjrrjv KaKov.** 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 166. 

"A handsome person with perverted will 
Is a fine craft that's handled without skill." — (F, A, PcUey,) 

"***Av 019 €\OfJi€l/ TOVTOLO-L flTjBk XpttifieOay 

a 6 OVK €)(OfJL€V ^YjT(i}fJi€V, WV /A€V OUL TV^(rjV, 

(jjy 0€ Ot eauTov? caofjueu ecrreprjfJLcyoL, 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 41. 

" If what we have we know not how to enjoy, 
And pray for what we have not, we shall lose 
By fate the last, by our own fault the first." 

" ('AXA') avayKOLias €)(€l 
Trarptoos cpav aTravras • os o aAAoi? Aeyei, 
Aoyowrt ;((up€t, rov oc vow €K€tcr €^€t. 

Euripides. Phoemssae, 358. — (Polynices,) 
** Sure all must long to see 
Their native land, and whoso this denies. 
Though glad his words, yet there his heart's enshrined." 


'Avdyiqj 8' ovSk Oiol fid\ovTaL," 

SmoNiDBS OP Ceos, (Stobaem, Eclogues, J., 4, 2, c.) 
" E'en the gods war not with necessity." 

■** 'Avap;(tas Bk fiet^ov ovk Iotiv KaKov.*' 

SoPHOCiiBS. Antigone, 672. — (Creon,) 

Is our worst evil."— (^. S, Way.) 

*^^Avd(r)(pv Trd(r\wv Splov yap troupes. " 

EuBiPiDBS. Fragment 927. 
** In action thou didst take delight ; therefore endure in suffering." 


^' 'Ava<^(UjpcTOV KrrjfjL* iirrX vaiBtia ^poTois." 

Mbnandbb. MonosHchat 9: 

** Education is a possession of which man cannot be robbed." 

" 'Ava<^<up€TOV SttXjoVj dpcny.** 

Antisthenes. {Diogenes LctertiuSt 77., 1., 6, 12.) 

** Virtue is a weapon which none can take from us." 

"*Av8pa yap aloXofxrfri^ *Epa)S piXUfra-t. Sa/iaxra'a^ 

Kai 7raA.iv Avipo^ IXkos aK€or(r€rai.*' 

MusAEUs. Hero and Leander, 198» 
« Eros the many-wiled doth with his shafts man tame, 
Then heals the wounds himself hath given." 

"*Av8pa yap KaA.u>s 

irpaccrovr' avayKiy )(pifjaTa KcpSaiVciv l^irrj" 

Sophocles. TrachirUae, 280. — {Lichas.} 

''It needs must be 
That one who prospers should receive good words." — {Plumptre,) 

""AvSpa irjT€tv xp'qfw.Ttov Scoftcvov fiaXXov rj xprjfiara avSpo^,^* 

Themistocles. {Pluta/rchf Themistoclis Apophthegmata, IL} 

(186, E.) 
*' Seek rather a man without money than money without a man." 

*Av8pa Tov aXrjOCi^ tvyevrj koX rSiyaOa 
Koi TO. KaKOL Set irTOiovTa ycvrouos <f>€p€a/," 

Menandbb. Fdbulae Incertae^ Fragment 126. 

*• Yea, true nobility will nobly bear 
Both blessings and misfortunes as they fall.*' 

** 'Av8p€ta 8* rjv TTovfj rts, Iv T<p (ru>/Aari 

€U€(rO* xnrdpxov rovff • & S* ov K€KrqfitOa 

fu/irfcri^ rjBrj ravra orvv^rypcvcrai.** 

Aristophanes. Thesmophoriagusae, 154. — {Agathon.} 

''And should his subjects be of manly kind, 
There's something in the body correspondent 
And that which we are not empowered to gain 
We strive to make our own by imitation. "—( WheeltorigfU,) 

"'AvSpT^io? ovx 6 tSv TToXcfitW Kpariiav fjiovov, dXXa kol 6 twv 

rjSoviiov Kp€(T<rti)v,** Democbitus. Ethicay Fra^fment 6S (76). 

"Not only is he brave who overcomes his enemies, but also he who is the 
master of his pleasures." 

" To viKoy axrrbv avrbv iramov vikwv Trpomy tc Kal dpLfrrqy 

TO 0€ rjTTd<rucu avTov vffi iavrov iravTiov ato'viorov tc 

dfia Kal KaKioTOv" 

Plato. Laws^ 7., 3 (Stephens, p. 626, e.) — 

(Clinias the Cretan.) 
"There is a victory and defeat— the first and best of victories, the 
lowest and worst of defeats — which each man gains or sustains 
at the hands not of another, but of himself."— (/ot^W.) 


** 'AvSpeiOTcpos Civot fiot &)Kct o Twv hnjBv/i&Vj rj twv ttoXc- 
/uW KparSiVy koX yap )(aX€'7rwTaT6v ccrri to lavTov 

Abistotlb. {Stobaemf Frohemus ed,, p, 223.) 

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who 
conquers his enemies ; for the hardest victory is the victory "^ 
over self." 

**'Av8pt SI K€K/Arf(aTL fiiuos fteya olvos dic^et.'* 

Homer. lUad, VL, 261. 

^' Great the strength 
Which generons wine imparts to men who toil." — {Lord Derby.) 

** 'Av8/)iavTa ftcv a-ymia, avSpa 8e 17 Trpa^LS Koc/Ltci.'* 

DEMOPHiiiUB. SvmiUtudines ex Pythagoreis, 38. 
"The beauty of a statue is in its outward form ; of a man in his conduct." 

" *Av8pta9 fxh/ yap ovBev cl<^€Xo9, [ir} irapovtrq^ SiKatooT^nys * €t 8c 
SiKatoi TravTCS ytVocrro, /xrjSev dvSptas ScTyorco-^at." 

Agbsilaus. (/Sto&o^tM, Florilegivmf IX. ^ 27.) 

"Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet, if all men 
became just, there would be no need for courage." 

** 'AvSpos &' cTrctSav al/x' dvaxnrdayj kovl^ 
aTra$ 6av6vTOS, ovrts cot' dvacTaorts." 

Aeschylus. Eumenides, 641,— (Apollo.) 

*'But when the dust has drunk the blood of men, 
No resurrection comes for one who's dead." — {Plumptre.) 

** *AvBpo^ 8' evopKOV ycvc^ ftcTOTrio-^cv d/i,ciVa)V." 

Hesiod. Works and Days^ 285. 
** A man of unstained honour nobler children leaves." 


'AvSpo? 8c ^)(rjy rrdXtv cX^ctv ovrc Xciorr^, 

ov^ cXcT^, cTTCi ap K€v dficu^crai lpK09 oSovtwv." 

HoMEB. lUad, IX., 408. 

*' But when the breath of man hath passed his lips, 
Nor strength nor foray can the loss repair."— (Zorc? Derby,) 

''**Av8pOS tCpOV CTiOfJM. 8wdfl€LS OLKoSofWVa'L,** 

Hebmbb Tbismeqistus. (BoSthius, IV,, Prosa 6.) 
" Powers have their abode in the body of a holy man." 

■** 'AvSpb^ TTOvrjpov <Tir\dy)(yov ov fiaXda-O'CTau* 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 31. 
'* The heart of the wicked nought can soften." 

^^^AvSpb^ trovqpov <f>ojy€ cwoSCav dctV 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 24. 
" Avoid ever the company of the wicked." 

326 ANAP02 rn' E20AOT— ANET AE. 


" 'AvSpos VTT* icrOXov kol Tvpaw€2a'0€u koXov,' 

Euripides. Aegeus^ Fraginent ?► 
"No evil is it that a man of worth 
Wield e'en a tyrant's power." 

"'AvSpos xapaKTTjp ck \6yov yvwpiif crat. " 

Menandeb. Monostichaj 26. 

" Man's character is by his speech betrayed." 

Avopwv yap ovtwv €pKo^ ctrrtv a<r9aA€9. 

Aeschylus. Persae^ 349. — (The Messenger) 

"Their men are left, and that is bulwark strong." — (Plumptre.) 

"*Av8/0€9 yap TToXts fcat ov T€L\rj, ovSk vrj€^ avSpiov K€val," 

Thucydidbs. History f VII. ^ 77, 7. 
"'Tis men who make a city, not walls, or ships without crews." 

" Ov XlOoL^ 8ct KOL ^koLS T€T€L\L<rOaL TOLS TToAct?, TttiS Sc 
TWV €VOLKOVVr(t)V dpcTai?." 

Agesilaus. (Plutarch, Apophthegmata Laconica, Agesilai 80.) 

(210, E.) 

"The ramparts of our cities should be built not of stone an(i 
timber, but of the brave hearts of our citizens." 

Avbpiav yap cirt9ava>v iraa-a yiq Ta<pos» 
Thucydidbs. History, 11. , 43, 3. — (Funeral Oration of Pericles.) 
"Great men have the whole world for their tomb." 

" ^AvSpQiv yap cortv Iv^lkwv t€ koi (rotfiiaVf 

€V TOis KaKOLcn firj reOvfjLtoa-OaL ^cots." 

Aeschylus. Fragment 868. 

"Wise men and upright by this sign ye know ; 
Ne'er in misfortune rail they at tlie gods." 

"'AvSpwv 8c <^avAa>v opKOv cts vStop ypdcfie." 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 25. 
"A mean man's oath should be in water written." 

"'AvS/awv SiKaloyv xpovo's <r(i)Tr)p apidTO^,^^ 

Pindar. Fragtnent 136. (Ed, Bergk.) 
" Time of the just is truest saviour." 

" 'Av€p/3t<^^(i) Kv/Bo^." Julius Caesar. (Plutarch, Pompeius, LX.) 
" Let the die be cast." 

"''Avcu yap aperris ov pahtov <^ep€tv ifipieXtos ra cvTV^rfpiara.** 

Aristotle. Ethica Nicoinachea, IV., 3, 21. 
"Without virtue it is not easy to bear success becomingly." 

""Avcu 8c €vi/rv;^tas ovSefua T€)(yr) irpos tovs klvSvvovs t(r;j(V€i • (jioPo^ 

yap pLVYjfxrjv iKirhfjora-u, ri^r) 8e avcu oAk^? ovhev (0<^eXa." 

Thucydidbs. History, IL, 87, 4. 

" Without a stout heart skill is of little avail in times of danger, for fear* 
obliterates memory, and skill without courage is useless." 


" Av€V KaKwv yap oiKiav oiKOVfxhrrjv 

ovK eoTLv cvpeiv, dAAa tols fiev 17 TV)(rj 

TovTOiv OlOwo'Lv acfiuovLav, rots ol rpoiroL. 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment 62. 

" No household ye may find that's free from ills ; 
But to some fortune 'tis that evil brings 
Abundantly, to others their own conduct." 

Aveu ope^€(i)s vovs o vofws coriv. 

Aristotle. Political IILj 16. 

*' Law is mind without desire." 

Av€V 7rpo9a(reo)S ovoey avtfpoyirois KaKov, 

Menander. Moiwstichay 35. 

"No evil falls on man without a reason." ^ 

Avrjp aKOfJiTTOS, X^^P ° ^'P?' '''^ opao-t/xov. 

Aeschylus. Septem contra ThebaSj 554. — (J57^eocZes.) 

"We have a man who boasts not, but his hand 
Sees the right thing to do." — [Plumptre.) 

" 'Av^p arvxyiv 8e (rw^crat rats cXirtitriv." 

Menander. Monosticluif 643. 

"A man in evil case by hope is saved." 

" ^Avrjp dxapUTTOS fJitj vopAJ^ia-Oia (jycXx)^. 
fXTfO^ 6 TTOvrjpos Karex^TU) xprjcrrov tottov." 

Menander. FabuUie hicertae^ Fragment 470. 

" Him that ungrateful is count not your friend ; 
Let not the bad man fill the good man's place." ; 

" ^Avrjp ywaLKOs Xa/A^avwv (rvpLpovXiav 
Trccrctv ScSotfco)?, ySovAcrat iraXtv Trccrctv." 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 85. 

" The man who shall take counsel of a woman, 
In fear to fall, but wills to fall anew." 

" ^Avrjp 8c ovTO) av ctry apKTTOSi ct ^ouAcvo^cvo? /jtcv dppoiSioi, irav 
iTTtXeyofievos TraVco'^ai xprj/Jia, iv 8e to) c/ayo) Opacrvs ctry." 

Herodotus. Histories^ VII. y 49. 

"He acts most wisely who makes his plans with caution, recognising that 
any untoward event may occur, but, when the time for action arrives, 
acts with decision." 

" ^AvYjp 6 <f>€vy(ji)v Kol iraXiv fxa)('q(r€Tcu" 

Menander. Monostichaf 45. 
" He who flees will live to fight again." 

""Av^ptoTToi, 8c ixdraia vopitpixtv, fl^or^^s ovSev * 

0€ol Se Kara affiiTepov iravra reXovcL voov.** 

Theognis. Sententiae^ 141. 
" Mankind vain things imagines, knowing nought ; 
The gods bring all to pass as they have planned." 

328 ANepnnoisi tap— ANepanos eon. 

" ^ AvOpiiyiroun yap 

TOts iraai KOivov ian roviafULprdveiv • 

CTTct afiafyTQf k€lvo^ ovk€T ia-T avqp 

a/SoyXoi ovS* avoXySos, ooris ii kojcov 

ir€<ro)V dic^aij firjS' dKivrjro^ iriXji,^* 

Sophocles. Antigone, 1023.— (reir«a«M.) 

"To err, indeed, 
Is common unto all, but having erred 
He is no longer reckless or imblest. 
Who, having fallen into evil, seeks 
For healing, nor continues still unmoved.*' — (Plumptre.) 

***AfiapT€LV €Ik6^ dvOpiixJTOV^J** 

Euripides. Hippolytus, 615.— (T^ Nurse.) 
''Men are men ; they needs must err." — (A. S. Way.) 


**To yap dfiapTdy€iv, dvOpwnrov^ ovras, ovScv, otpjouL, Oav^ 
fiacrrov.** Xenophon. Cyropaedia, F., 4, 19. 

"Seeing that we are men, it is not surprising that we should err." 

rv)(a^ So0€i(ra9 Iot' dvayKoiov <f>€p€iv,** 

Sophocles. Philoctetes, 1816. — (Neoptolemus.) 

" Mortals needs must bear 
The chances which the gods on high shall g\ye,*'^Flttmptre.) 

" *AvOpijnroL<riv ovk fxprjv wore 

Twi' Trpayfmrtov rrjy yXuxra'av Urxy^iy ttX^ov." 

Euripides. Hecuba, 1187. — {Hecuba.) 

" Never should this thing have been, 
That words with men should more avail than deeds." — {A. S. Way,) 

"^Av^pwTTov ^riTU}," Diogenes. (Diogenei, Laertius, VI„ 2, 6, 41.) 
" I am seeking a man." 

''"Av^powrov ovra Set <t>pov€LV rdyBpwnnva. ' 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 1. 
" Being men we should give heed to what concerns mankind.' 

''"Av^pwTTOs yap dvOptoirov ycw^." Aristotle. Physica, IL, 6. 
'• Man begets man." 

"^'Av^pcoTTOS €0)K p>rj TTOTC ffidcrgs o Tt yiverat avpioVf 

fiTjEi avSpa tSwv oXfiiov, oa-a-ov "xpovov lo-o-crat • 

co/ceia yap, ovSc rawimpvyov p,vtas 

oiVws d ficTao-Tao-ts." Simonides op Geos. Fragment 32 (46). 

" Mortal, proclaim not what to-morrow will bring forth, 
Nor for now long a man may count on happiness. 
For swifter than a fly with outstretched wings 
Fortune her station changeth." 

ANepanos znoN— anti tap. 329 

Plato. Definitums. {Stephens, p. 4:15, k.) {Cf.Dwgenes 

La>ertitcs, VI., 2, 6.) 

" Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails." 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 20. 
'^ Learn, being human, to control thy wrath." 

aiTOv TTapa dewv, (xAAa r^ fJLaKpoOvfuav* 
orav yap akinro^ 8ta riXovs cTvot OiXrj^, 
■^ Oct U€ov cr ctvat Tiv , 71 ra)(a orj v€Kpov • 
m'OLprjyopti 8c to. /ca/ca St* iriptav KaKuyv,*' 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 19. 

" Since thou art human, ask not of the gods 
Freedom from care, but strength to bear thy woes ; 
For, if thou wouldst be ever sorrowless, 
Thou must be or divine, or quickly dead ; 
Rather let sorrows other sorrows soothe." 

** (OvTcos kyiyviao'Kopjev Trcpl avrcov, ws) ^AyOpmina irtfjiVKOTi irdvruiv 
TOiV aAAtov pq.ov €vq 4<^o)v ^ avupuytriav ap)(€LV. 

Xenophon. Cyropaedia, /., 1, 8. 

"For one bom a man it is easier to rule all the other animals than to 
rule men." 

^* ' Av^pwTrcov oXiyov p.€v Kaipro^, airpaKTOi 8c /llcXt^Sovcs 
alwvi 8c Travpio ttovos a//,<^t irovio • 
6 8' a<f>VKTOS InriKplpuarax Oavaro^ • 
K€ivov yap l(rov Xa;(ov p.€po^ 61 t' ayaOoi 
ooTis Tc Ka/cos." SiMONiDES OF Ceos. JVoflTmeni 39 (54). 

'^ Small is man's strength, incurable his woes, 
Short is his span, yet bringing toil on toil, 
While death that none may flee hanes over him ; 
For the same end to good and bad e£ke 
By fate's allotted." 

*** 'Ava»7TOTaTot yap ctciv ol XoyoTroiovvrcs." 

Demosthenes. Philvp^picat L, 49. 

'* Most senseless are the fabricators of rumours." 

** 'AvTt yap TTvpo^ 
irvp oAAo /u.cti^ov 178c ^va'p^a^iarepov 
ILp\a(nov at ywat/ccs." Euripides. Hippolyttts, Fragment 1. 

"Instead of fire. 
Another fire more fierce, more hard to quell 
Flamed forth—a woman." 



Kttl SiK(i, /cat iravra iraXw (rT/)€<^€Tat.' 

EuMPiDBB. Medea, 409. — (C/torwa.)- 

" Upward aback to their fountains the sacred rivers are stealing ; 
Justice is turned to injustice, the order of old to confusion." 

—{A, S. Way.) 

Att ovpas Tip/ cy;(cArv c;(€ts. 

Proverb. {Erasmus, CMUades Adagiorum, **Inams Opera'*.) 

" You have got the eel by the tail." 

""ATrav 8t8d/x€Vov Swpov, €t /cat fUKpov y, 

fieyixTTOV icTTLV /x€T* euvoCa^ SiBofievov,'* 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 85» 

" Small though it be, yet everv gift is great 
If it be given from a kindly neart." 

""ATTav KoXbv 

\iy€LV vofiL^o)v, prjTov appyjrov t' ctto?.'* 

Sophocles. Oedipus Coloneus, 1000. — (Oedipus,) 

" One who deems it right 
To speak of all things, whether fit for speech 
Or things which none may utter." — {Plumptre.) 

'^"AiravO^ 6 Tov ^titovvtos cvptV/cct irovos.^^ 

Anon. {Meineke, Fragm^nta Comicoru/m Anonymorumy 

343, B.) 

" Nought can lie hid from toil of Lira who seeks." 

***A7rav^' 6(r(r opyL^Ofxevos avOpioiros -Trotct, 
Tav^' v<rT€pov Xafiois av rffxapTYjixiva.*' 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 178.. 

"Whate'er man does in anger, that, be sure, 
Will prove hereafter to be wrongly done." 

""ATravra yap tol tw <;^oy8ou/xa/(i) \j/ott)€L.'* 

Sophocles. Fragment [Acrisius) 68. 

" The man who fears hears noise on every side." — {Plumptre.) 

***A7ravTa SovXa tov <l>pov€iv KaOtaTaTau" 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 276. 

"All things are the servants of understanding." 

^^^Airavra 8vo';(€/oeta, Tr)v avrov Kfyvaiv 
orav AtTTwv rts Spa ra pLrj Tr/aocrctKOTa.'* 

Sophocles. Philoctetes, 902. — {Neoptolemus.) 

** All things are noisome when a man deserts 
His own true self, and does what is not m^^X.'*— {Plumptre.) 


ovdets 0€ viKo. firj ueAovairjs ttjs tv;^s. 

Ghaebemon. {StohaeuSt Eclogioes, J., 6, 16.)' 

"All things doth Fortune conquer, all things change ; 
If Fortune wills not, no man victory gains." 

''"ATravra tlkt€i xOii)V, iraXiv re Aa/jt^avct." 

EuBiPiDES. Antiopef Fragment 48.. 

"All things are bom of earth ; all things earth takes again." 

" r^ Travra Ttfcrct kcll irdXiv KO/xti^crat." 

Menander. Monosticluiy 89- 

" Earth all things bears and gathers in again." ^ 

***A7rai/Tas avrwv KpctVo-ovas avdyK'Q irotcZ." 

Menandeb. Monostichay 22- 

" Necessity makes all men masters of themselves." 

(if k e /o e/ \«>> 

ATravras 17 ttcuOcuo-is i7/xepoi;s TcAct. 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 41- 
" Culture makes all men gentle." 

avTol 8' orav (TfjiaXw/jiev, ov yLvtiXTKOfiev," 

EuBiPiDES. Fragment 862- 

"We all are wise when others we'd admonish. 
And yet we know not when we trip ourselves." 

""Attoutl SaifKDV dvSpl (ru/xTrapto'TaTat 
€vOv^ ycvo/jtevo), fxvo'Tayiiryos tov fiiov 
dya^os • KaKov yap Saifiov^ ov voinxrriov 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertaej Fragment 18, A. 

"Beside each man who's bom on earth 
A guardian angel takes his stand. 
To guide him through life's mysteries ; 
A holy guide, not to be held 
An evil genius marring a good life." 

ATra? 0€ Tpa;(rs, ocm? av vcov KpaTJj. 

Aeschylus. Prometheus Vinctus, S5,— {Hephaestus.y 

"Who holds a power 
But newly gained is ever stem of mood." — (Plumptre.) 

""ATTttS ipvOpLUiv )(prja'Tos ctvat' fiOL SoKct." 

Menandeb. Homopatriit Fragment 1- 

"He who can blush, methinks, must honest be." 

332 AnA2 MEN— AnAOra. 

"**''A7ras fi€y arjp der^ irepdcLfioSy 

EuBiPiDBS. Fragment 866. 

'* Throuffhout the realm of air may th' eagle roam ; 
The whole earth to the brave is fatherland." 

***Os iravra^v yc Trarpts 17 /3oa'Kov(ra yrj.** 

EuBiPiDBS. PhaethoTif Fragment 4. 

''The land that feeds us, be it where it vrill, , , 
Is fatherland." 

** 'Av8pi (ro<^(p TTttca yri fiarq • ^X^S yap dyaSrj^ Trarpis o 

DEMOOBiTns. Ethica, Fragment 168 (225). 

"A wise man mav traverse the whole earth, for all the world is 
the fatherland of a noble soul." 

** Darpts yap iari Trac* iv &v TrpdrTjif tis €^." 

Aristophanes. Pluttia, 1151. — {Hennes.) 

** Our country is each land where we may prosper." 


** T<f yap KoXw^ Trpaccovri Trao-a yyj Trarp/s.'* 

Menandbb. Monosticha, 716. 

"The whole earth's fktherland to him who's prosperous." 

**IIaTpls Sc yCveroLi wacra 'TtoXis €v6v9 dv^pa>7r({i xprj(rOcu 
fi€fm0rfK6TL' Plutaboh. De ExiUo, VIL (601, p.) 

** Every city becomes a man's fatherland so soon as he has learned 
to ei^'oy its advantagc-s.'* 

"^''Awas p,€V Aoyos, &v o/jtovt^ Ipy' €)(ju, fmraiov ti KJxuveraL koI kcvov,** 

Demosthenes. Olynthiaca^ II. y 12. 

''All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action." 

*** 'ATTttTTys Si/caicts ovk dirofrraru 0€6i,** 

Aeschylus. Fragment 273. 
"From a just fraud God tumeth not away." — (Plumptre.) 

^* 'ATTMrrovvrai 8' ol XoAot, k&v ctXiy^cvaKriv." 

Plutaboh. De OarruUtate, III, (503, d.) 
"Chatterers are not believed even when they are speaking the truth." 

■^^'AttXci yap com t^s dXrfO €iai hrq,^^ Aeschylus. Fragment 162. 
"The words of truth are ever simplest found." — {Plumptre.) 

■***A7rA,o9s CTT* lyBpoi^ fivOo^ OTrXt^civ X^P°"'' 

Euripides. Rhesus^ Q4t,— [Hector.) 
" An armed right hand's our sole reply to foes." 

AnO KPOTA*XlN— AnP05IKTXlN. 335 


TravTcs yrjpaXtoij kol eirurx^pw i^ yaruv Ipfir^i 

XcvKouVov 6 x/Ewvos." Theocritus, Idylls^ ZZT., 68. 

*^ First on the temples is our age betrayed, 
Then Time, Mrith whitening hiand, creeps slowly down 
Towards the chin." 

««»A^> j:.- 

Demosthbnbs. Ad Boeotum de Dote Matema^ 69. 
^^®€o^ iK fiYfxavrjs.'' LuciAN. Hermotimus, 86^ 

"The God from the machine." 
{OtneraUy quoted in the Latin form^ " Deus esB nvachina ".) 

" 'A'7roKpvTrT€tv )(pri to TTOvrjpov rov yc wovrjrrjv 
Kai fiif TTopayciv fir)0€ didcur/cetv. 

Abistofhanes. FrogSf 1058. — {Aeschyhis.y 

"But it behoves a poet to conceal. 
And not bring forward nor display, the iXL"—{Wheelioright.) 

" *Airolflilii6v fJL€ TOV TtOvrf KOTOS 

Tov ^(orra fiaXXov." Aeschylus. Fragment (Myrmidonea) 127» 
" Mourn me the living rather than the dead." 

" 'AttoXoito TrpcoTos avT05 
6 TOV apyvpov <f>iXi^a'as ' 

TTOAefWl, <povoL 01 aVTOV* 

Anacreon. Odes, XXIX. {XXVIL^ b), 8, 

" Cursed be he above all others 
Who's enslaved by love of money. 
Money takes the place of brothers, 
Money takes the place of parents, 
Money brings us war and slaughter." 

" 'ATrpoo-SoKiyTa 8c fipoTols tol twk 6€i0Vf 

a'(o^ov(ri 0' ovs <f>iXova'Lv.'* 

Euripides. IplUgema m AuUde, 1610. — (The Messenger,) 

" Unlocked for are the gifts of gods to men ; 
Those whom they love they keep secure from ill." 


i<f>rilxipovs yap ras Tup^as KtKTqpjiOa,** 

DiPHiLUS. ZographuSf Fragment 8. 
" To man no suffering unexpected comes ; 
We hold our fortune but from day to day." 

" 'ATrpoa-iKTOxy 8* ipilrnav o^vrcpoi /jLavicu,** 

Pindar. Nemea, XL, 48 (68). 
" More maddening are love's pangs 
When 'tis the unattainable we love." 

334 AP* E5TI AHP02— APr05. 

■""Ap' ioTL Xrjpo^ TTovra nrpo% to -^vfrLov.^' 

Antiphanes. Fabulae Incert<Le^ Fragment 60. 

"All else is nonsense in compare with gold." 

•"*A/o' coTt Gvyyevis ri Xvmf kol )8t09." 

Menandeb. MonosticJuif 640. 

" Close is the kinship between life and sorrow." 

"*A/)* €OTt T0t9 vo(rov(n ;(pi7(ri/xos Xoyos • 
0)9 oTrAr;vtov Trpos cAkos otKCiws tc^cv 
T^v <f>\€yfJiovrp^ €7rav(r€v, ovt<o kcu Xoyos 
evKaipo^ eh to, (r^Xay;(va koAAt^^cis (^iXok 
€Vil/v\iav irapia^t rw XvirovfJievw,^* 

Philemon. Fabulae Incerta>et Fragment 25. 

" Helpful's the kindly word to those in pain ; 
Like to a bandage skilfully applied, 
That soothes the wound inflamed, the timely word 
Of sympathy clings close to thy friend's heaoi;, 
And gives him courage amid all his woes." 

'** *Ap €<TTtv dvoT^aTov ai(rxpoK€pSta, 

Trpos TO) Aap€iv yap (Mf o vov% tolAA. ov\ opa, 

DiPHiLUS. Fabulae Tncertae, Fragvient 13. 

" How senseless is the sordid love of gain ; 
Blind to all else the mind that's set on profit." 

***Ap' coTtv a/0€T^s fcal pCov 8i3a(rKaAo9 
iXtvOlpov TOi^ Traa-iv dvOp(a7roL^ cty/oos." 

Menander. PlocioTit Fragment 7. 

"A country life in all mankind implants 
A love of virtue and of liberty." 

"*A/3' oTcrO\ OTL T^s ^mas ottAov 
irapprja-ia ; ravTqv idv Tis diroXeoT/, 

T^V dtTTTtS' dTroPip\.7]K€V OVTO<S TOV ^lOV.** 

NicosTRATus. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 5. 

"Know ye then not that free speech is the arm 
Of Poverty ? Yea, whoso this shall lose 
Has thrown away the buckler of his life." 

^* 'Apycios 17 ©r/ySatos • ov yap €v\o/JiaL 

fuas • ttTTtts fwi TTv/yyos 'EAAiyvcDV Trdrpts.'* 

Plutabch. De ExiUo, V. (600 f.) 

" Argive or Theban ; not one town I claim ; 
My fatherland is every Grecian state." 

"** 'A/jyos /x^ 10-^' • . . . dvtapov dpyia.'* 

PiTTACus. {Stobaeusj Florilegiuniy TIL, 79, 5.) 
" Be not idle ; idleness is a distressing thing." 



"** 'Apcrai 8' ai€i fieyaXcu ttoAv/u-v^oi." 

Pindar. Py/;*ia, IX, 76 (133) 

" But the praise of noble worth flows free." — (Aforice.) 

"**A/)€T^ TO TrpoUa rots <^tAois vTrqperclv,'' 

Antiphanes. Tyrrfcaniw, JFVa<7WMt»< 1. 
*' True virtue serves a friend, nor looks for pay." — (F, A. Paley,) 

■** 'Ap€T7] Be, KOLV OdvjQ Tts, ovK diroAAuTai, 

^7) 8* ovk4t, ovtos o'<ij//,aTOS • KaKOLcri Bk 

uTravTa <^/)ov8a (rvvOav6v6* vtto xOovos,^* 

Euripides. SVw/i^itZatf, Fragment 3. 

"Though man die, yet his virtue dies not with him, 
And, when the body is no more, still lives ; 
But when the bad man dies, all that is his 
Dies and is buried." 

"^''A/ocT^S ^c^atat 8' ctciv at KTrj(r€L^ fiovai.*' 

Sophocles. Frag^nent 202. 
'- What virtue gains alone abides with us." — (Plumptre.) 

*^'*ApLcrTov /tcv r8o)/)." Pindab. Olympia, I., 1. 

"Peerless is water." — {Morice.) 

"**''A/)to'TOS TpoTTO^ Tov a.fxvvea'Oai, to firi iiofMOLOvcrOaL.*^ 

Marcus Aurelius. Qtiod sibi ipsi scripsitf VL^ C. 
** If we would be secure, we must avoid being conspicuous." ' 

'**''A/3;(€, TTpoiTov fiaOibv ap)(€(rOaLf ap\€crOaL yap fiaOtov aip)(€LV 
iTncTTrjaifi," Solon. (Stobaem, Florilegiuvi^ XLVLy 22.) 

"Rule only when you have learnt to obey ; for having learnt to obey you 
will know how to rule." 

"*0 ixr) SouXcvo'tts ovh^ &v 8€(r7roTr79 ytvoLTO a^ios hraivov,** 
Plato. Laws, VI., 9. (St^hens, p. 762, K.)—{The AtJienian.) 

" He who is not a good servant will not be a good master." 

— {Jmoett.) 

"Tov T€ yap fieXXovra KaXco? 3ip)(€Lv, dpxOrjvaL <jia(n Btlv 
TrpwTov." Aristotle. Politica, IV., 14, 4. 

"He who would rule well, they say, must first have served." 

^"Ap^eraL Xi^ewv fih^ irorafio^, vov 8c oroXay/u-ds." 

Theocritus op Chios. {Stohaeus, Florilegvum, XXXVI,, 20.) 

— {Said of Anaximene8,) 
" Now begins a torrent of words and a trickling of sense." 

•" ^ApxT] fieyLcrrrf twv cv avOptairoL^ KaKwv 

dya^a, Ta Xiav dya^a." 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 184. 

"The chiefest source of sorrow to mankind 
Is fortune in excess." 



** 'Afi)(rjv 8^ Orjpaiv ov TrpcTrct rdfi'^xava.** 

Sophocles. Antigone^ 92. — {Ismene.y 

" Even from the first 
It is not meet to seek what may not be." — (Plumptre,) 

"*Ap)(6fi€vov TO KaKov KOTTTCiv, cX/cos T* aK€(ra(rOai.*' 

Phocylides. Sententiae, 143 (185).. 

** When first the canker shows use steel, and staunch the wound." 

" *Ap;(o/x€Vov 8c irtOov kol XiyyovTOs Kopiaaa-OoL 
p.€cra'6$L <f>€LS€a'Oai, Seikr] S' m wvBfia/L ^ciScI).*' 

Hbsiod. Works and Days^ 368^ 

"When the jar's full or running short, then drink 
Thy fill, but when half-empty, saving be : 
Reach but the dregs and 'tis too late to save." 

**''A(r^€(rT09 8' ap' cvw/aro ycXws fjua.Ka.p€0'0'L Oeouri-Vj 
0)5 tooK tiKpaLcrrov oun oco/Liara TroiTrvuovrcu 

HoMEB. Iliadt J., 599. 

"Among the gods 
Rose laughter irrepressible, at sight 

Of Vulcan hobbling round the spacious hall." — {Lord Derby,) 
{Hence the phrase, " Homeric laughter" ») 

^^"^ K(TKri<n^ vyt^s, aKOpvq rpo^rj^, auoKVvq ttovoiv." 

HippocBATES. De Morbis VulgarUms, VL (KuTm^s ed., 1825, 

Vol III., p. 605.) 

" Moderation in eating is beneficial to health, and an incentive to activity.' 

" 'A(r<^aA.€S TO y€vd/x,€vov, do'a<^cs to /icAAov." 

Thales. {Stohaetis, Florilegium, III., 79, €.) 
"The past is certain, the future obscure." 

"'Ao-<^aX^s yap cot' dpcivoiv ri Bpaxrv^ (rrparrjXdTrj^,** 

EuBiPiDES. Phoenissae, 699.— {Polynices.) 
"The cautious captain choose before th' adventurous." 

""Atc yap (OV ycwaiDS vtto twv OT;KO<^avTa)v tiAActoi 

at TC 6rj\€Lai irpoccfCTtXAouo-iv avrov toi Trrcpa.*' 

Abistophanes. Aves, 286. — {The Hoopoe.) 

"Just like a lord, he's plucked by sycophants. 
And women help to strip him of nis feathers. " — ( Wheelvnight. ) 

**Ati7S apovpa Oavarov c/CKapirti^cTat.'* 

Aeschylus. Septem contra Thehas, 601. — {Eteocles.) 

" Death stiU is found 
The harvest of the field of frenzied pride." — {Plumptre.) 

" *ATV)(OvvTt firj iTTLyeKoL, kolvyj yap 17 TV)(r}." 

Ghilo. {Stobaetis, Florilegium, CXIL, 11.) 
" Laugh not at the unfortunate, for we are all the puppets of fortune." 

AT0AAIA— ATT02 TAP. 337 

" AvOaSla yap T<f <f>povovvTi firj /caXo)? 
avTT] KoJif avrrjv ovdcvos fi€LOv (r^cvet. 

Aeschylus. Prometheus Vmctiis, 1012. — (Hermes») 

**Sell-wm, by itself, 
In one who is not wise is less than nought." — (Plumptre.} 

** Av^avo/Aci/o) yap tw (Tiiifjuari, (Twav^ovrai kcli at <f>p€V€^, yrjpdo'KOVTt 

8c (rvyy7)pd(rKOV<rL Kal cs tol irprjyfJiaTa iravra dTrafx^XvvovTai,^* 

Herodotus. History ^ III. , 134. 

* As the body grows, so the mind grows with it, and as it ages, so the mind 
ages and becomes blunted to all things." 

"Avrap firjXa KaKol <t>0€Cpov<rL vo/x^cs." 

HoMBB. Odyssey, XVIL, 246. 

** Bad herdsmen waste the flocks which thou hast left behind." 


" Avrrj yap fJLOvrj iorl KaKrj Trpa^is, iTnarrjfJirjs arep-qOrjvaL.^' 

Plato. Protagoras, XXX. {Stephens, p, 346, b.) — {Socrates.) 

** The only real ill-doing is the deprivation of knowledge." — {Jowett.) 

" AvTts €Tr€LTa TreSovBe KvkLvSero Aaas dvatSrJs." 

HoMEB. Odyssey, XI., 698. 

"The enormous weight 
Back to the nether plain rolled tumbling down." — {Wiyrsley.) 

AvTO 0€ TO (Tvyav oiwAoyowro<i ctrri (tov. 

EuBiPiDES. Iphigenia in AuUde, 1142. — {Glyteinnestra.\ 

" Your very silence shows that you agree." 

" T^ yap {Tiyr^v crov crvy\ii)prj<rLV Oi^o'iJi).^* 
Plato. Cratylus, XLI. (Stepliens, p. 436, b.)— (fifocrafes.) 
" I shall assume that your silence gives couaent." ^(Joiveit.) 

AvTov yap ovdci? otOc tov ttot cycvcTo, 
dXX' vTTOvoovixev 7ravT€9, rj Tncrrevofiev.** 

Menander. CarchedomtLs, Fragment 2. 
" Whom he may claim as father no man knows, 
^ut we may all suspect, or e'en believe." 

* AvTos aZiKiia-QaL fiaWov rj dSlK^iv ^eXc, 
p.ilJiAJ/€i yap dXkovs, ov)(i pLifxtfiOi^uri 8c <tv" 

Menander. Sentential Menandri et PMUstianis, 47. 
" Be rather wronged than wronging ; thus shalt thou 
Blame others, but thyself be free fi:om blame." 

** AvTos yap e<^cA.Kerat dvSpa a-LSrjpo^.*' 

Homes. Odyssey, XIX., 18. 
" Steel itself oft lures a man to fight."— ( Wwsley.) 


338 ATT02 E*A— BATPAX02. 

Auto? c^a. 

Pythagoras. (The Scholiast on Aristophanes^ N^cbeSf 196.) 
Pythagoras Zacynthius. {Diogenes LaertiiLS^ VIII., 1, 26, 46.) 
" Himself has said it." 

{OejiercUlij quoted in the Latin form, ' ' Ipse dixit ". ) 

** * A<f)prjTiJi)p dOifiLOTOSt dve(rTtos i(rTLV c/cctvos, 
09 TToKe/xov eparai iTrtSrjfuov OfcpuocvTOS." 

Homer. Iliad, IX., 63. 

"Religious, social, and domestic ties 
Alike he violates, who willingly 
Would court the horrors of internal strife." — ( Worsley.) 

A.(ppooL(riOv yap opKov ov (paaiv €LvaL. 

Plato. Symposium, X. {Stephens, p. 183, b.) — (Socrates^ 
" There is no such thing as a lovers' oath." — {Jowett.) 


KX.aLOV(r\ ovB' yj/BYf; dvOo^ aTroAXu/tcvov." 

Theognis. Sentential, 1069. 

"Senseless and childish they who mourn the dead, 
Yet weep not for the flower of youth destroyed." 

** A(f)po)v 8* OS K iOeXy Trpos /cpetcro'ovas dvrt^ept^ctv • 

VLKT]^ T€ o'rip€rai^ irpos t' ato';(C(nv dAyca 7rdo-;(€t." 

Hesiod. Wm'ks and Days, 210. 

** Senseless is he who fain would match himself 
Against a stronger, for of victory 
He's shorn, and to disgrace adds suffering." 

** ^A)(Ouvh. fl€V flOL T dWoTptiOV KpiV€LV KaKO, ' 

ojLtws 8' dvdyKTy." Euripides. Hecuba, 1240. — {Agatnemnon.) 

" It likes me not to iudge on others' wrongs^t 
Yet needs I must.*^*— (^. S. Way.) 

**'Ai/a;;(ta yap yAwo-o-av dpirai^i <l>6Pos.^^ 

Aeschylus. Septem contra Thehas, 259. — {CJwrus.) 
"Fear hurries on my tongue in want of courage." — (Plumptre.) 


" BacrtAiKov KoXios iroLovvTa KaKios aKovctv.' 

Antisthenes. (Diogenes Laertius, VL, 1, 4, 3.) 

" Bao"tA.tKov iarlv €v TroLOvvra fcafccog dKOV€LV. 
Alexander the Great. {Plutarch, Alexandri Apophthegnmta, 

32.) (181, p.) 

"It is a royal prerogative to be censured when you are acting 

** BdTpa;(OS 8e ttot* aKpiSas ws Tis cptVSo)." 

Theocritus. Idylls, VII., 41. 
" I'm as a frog who would the locust rival." 


** Bikrepov rj diroXio-Oai Iva xpovov rj€ ptCivai., 

rj SrqOa oTp€vyc(r^ai ev alvy SrrfioTriTL." 

HoMBB. Hiady XF., 511. 

" 'Twere better far at once to die, than live 
Hemmed in and straitened thus, in dire distress." — [Lord Derby.) 

^*BeA.Ttov v<t>' €T€p0Vf rj v<^* eavrov iTnuv^ia-Oau^ 

Democritus. Ethicat Fragment 117 (232). 

"Praise from another is far better than self-praise." 

** BcXtiov yap oif/LfJiaOrj KaXelo'OaL, 17 d/jLaOy].** 

PHiiiiSTiON. (Johannes Dainascenus, MS. Florentinum, 11.^ 

XIIL, 147.) 

"It is better to be called late-learned than unlearned." 

"BeArtoi/ ioTi crto/xa y' 17 ^xrjv vocr€LV." 

Menandbb. Monosticha, 76. 

" 'Tis better to be ill in body than in mind." 

"BrJ 8' OLKiinv irapa &Lva iroA,v^A,otcr^oto 6aXd(r(rr)^.^* 

HoMEB. Iliad f I., 34. 

"Beside the many-dashing ocean's shore 
Silent he passed." — {Lord Derby.) 

** Btarat 8' d rdXaLva ttci^o) 
Trpo^ovXoTrats dfjiepro^ aras.** 

Aeschylus. Aga/memnon, 886. — {Chorus.) 

" Him woeful, subtle Impulse urges on, 
Kesistless in her might, 
Ate's far-scheming child." — (Pltm^^.) 

Btov KOAov 4275, av yvvacKa /x^ ^XO^* 

Menandbb. Monosticha^ 78. 
" Fair will thy life be if thou art unwed." 

**Btov TTopL^ov iravToOey, irkrp^ eic Ka/cwv." 

Menandbb. Monostichaj 63. 
" Seek everywhere thy livelihood save from evil courses." 

**Btbs dvcopTacTTOS fiaKprj 68os aTravSoKCvros." 

Democritus. Ethical Fragment 229 (82), 
*' Life without holidays is like a long journey without rest-houses. " 

DLos €(mv av Tis TO) fiii^ X'^PV P^^^* 

Mbxtandbb. ManosOcha, 666. 
" Life only 'tis when one in living joys." 

^ Btov 8' €V€(rTLV d(r<f>dX€i* cv rats T€;(vais.*' 

Menandbb. Auletris, Fragment 4, 8. 
" 'Tis in the arts life's safeguard lies." 


ri ttXovtccv, oSlko)? ')(prifJLara ira(rdiJi€Vos.^* 

Theognib. Sententiaef 145. 

" Choose thou a saintly life Mrith modest means, 
Sooner than wealth dishonestly acquired." 

" BovXeufta /u,€V to Aiov, *H<^atoTor 8c X^^'P**' 

Aeschylus. Proniethetis VtnctuSt 619. — (Prow«^/i«t*s.) 

"The will was that of Zeus, the hand Hophaestos'."— (PZtt7?ip^re.) 

" BovXcud/tcvos Tra/aaScty/xara -Trotov to, irapekrjXvOoTa twv /tcAXovrwv, 
TO yap d<f>av€<s Ik tov <f>av€pov ra^ia"n)V €)(€i rrjv Sidyvoiaiv. 
^ovXevov ficv y8pa8eo)S, CTrtrcAct Sc Ta;(€CD9 to, Sd^avra." 
IsocBATES. kd Demonictim^ IV. y 34. {Stephens, p. 9, c.) 

" When you are forming your plans, take what is past as an example ot 
what is to come ; for the shortest road to an understanding of th& 
unseen is through a study of the seen. Be not hasty in deliberation,^ 
but waste no time in carrying out whatever you have determined on." 

** ^ovXoLfirjv K iwdpovpo^ cwv O-qTtvepicv oAAw 
dv8pt Trap' aKXrypo), <5 pir) ySt'oros ttoAv? etry, 
1^ TraL(Tiv V€KV€.(Tcn KaTa(f>6ipivoL(nv avda-cruv. 

Homes. Odyssey , XL, 489. — (Achilles in Hades.} 

"Rather would I, in the sun's warmth divine, 
Serve a poor churl who drags his days in grief, 
Than the whole lordship of the dead were mine." — [Worsley.) 

** BouXo/x dwai Trpos KvpxL ^avwv dvo Ovpubv dXco'O'at, 
tJ hriOd (TTpevyeo-Oat cwv ev viytro) Ip-qpr^.'^ 

HoMEB. Odyssey, XIL, 360. 

"I'd sooner die outright, beneath the waves o'erwhelmed, 
Than on this desert island slowly waste away." 

" BovA,op,at S\ dva$, koXQ)^ 
(av €$ap.apT€iv p.dWov rj vlkolv fcaKU)?.'* 

Sophocles. Philoctetes, 94. — {NeoptolemiLs.) 

"But I wish, 
king, to miss my mark, as acting well, 
Rather than conquer acting evilly." — {Plumptre.) 

" BovXo/xai €v ^AOrivaLS d\a X€t;(civ, rf irapd Kparepo) rffs ttoXutcXov^ 

Tpa7r€^7]s aTToXavctv." 

Diogenes. {Diogenes Laertius, VL, 2, 6, 67.) 

^* I would sooner lick salt in Athens than dine like a prince at Craterus* 

''BovXov 8' dpe<rK€iv 7ra(n, /x^ (ravrtS p,ov6v." 

Menandbr. MoTWstichat 76. 
" Try all to please, and not thyself alone." 


"^'BovA-ov KpaT€iv fiey, <rvv ^€(5 8' act Kparctv." 

Sophocles. Ajax^ 765.— {The Messe7iger.) 

" Strive thou to win, but win with help of Grod." — (Plumptn*) ♦ 
■**Bo{)s fJuoL iirl yXa)0"0~*ys KpaT€p(a 7ro8t Xa^ iTn^cuvtav 

la)(€l KWTtAActV KOLTTCp €inOTafJL€VOV ^ 

Theognis. Sententiae, 815. 

"An ox with heavy foot upon my tongue 
Forbids my chattering, although I know. 


" Ta 8' aAAa (nyta • ySovs ctti yXiMTori /xeyas 

Aeschylus. Agamemnon^ 36. — (T^i^ Watchman,) 

" As to all else the word is ' Hush ! ' An ox 
Rests on my tongue." — [Phtmptre.) 

** Bpa8ea)9 €y;(€t/0€t rots TrparrofJiivoLS • o 8' av iX^y^ ^e/^OLOiS TrjpStv 
StdfJi€V€." Bias. {Diogeiies LaertittSy J., 5, 5, 87.) 

•'Be cautious in undertaking an enterprise, but, once undertaken, carry it 
out vigorously to the end." 

** BpaSews )u,€v <^Aos yivov • yivo/xcvos 8c Trcipw 8ia/Aev€iv. 6/>iota>9 
yap ato-;(pov fJirjSeva <f>iXov €)(€lv koI ttoAAov? eraipovs /x-craA.- 

IsocRATES. -4(i Demonicum^ JF., 24. {Stephens^ p, 7, a.) 

** Do not form friendships hastily, but, once formed, hold fast to them. It 
is equally discreditable to have no friends and to be always changing 
one's acquaintances." 

/ »> 

'* Bpa;(€t Xoyo) Kal TroXXa irpoa-KUTai (ro<f>d.^ 

Sophocles. Fragment {Aletes) 89. 
" Much wisdom often goes with fewest words." — {Plumptre.) 

« >» 

" Bpa;(€ta ripif/i^ rjSovrjs KaKTJ^J 

Euripides. Erectheus, Fragment 23, 23. 
"Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings." 

** Bpa;(vs at(ov • cirt rovna 8c rts av /xcyoXa 8ia)Ka)v ra irapovr 

OVYt <p€pOL, 

Euripides. Baccliae, 395. — (C/iortw.) 

" Short is life's span ; thus one with mighty aims 
Oft has no joy in what the present brings." 

** Bpa;(vs 6 )8tos dvOpiaTTio cv Trpdao'ovTL, SvarvxovvTL Sk fxaKpo^.^ 

Apollonius. {StobaeuSy Florilegium, CXXL, 34.) 
" Life is short to the fortunate, long to the unfortunate." 

Aristophanes. Banae, 209. — {The Chorus of Frogs.) 
"Brekekekex, coax, coax." 



** BpoTot^ ttTracrt KarOavelv 6</>€tX€Tat, 

KOVK loTt OvrjrSiV octtis l^eiricrTaTai 

rrjv avptov jxeWovcrav €t PiiOirfTai • 

TO T^s Tv;(T79 yap a<^av€9 ot irpofirjcreTaif 

KQ.Q-r' ov StSaKTOV, ov8^ aXiaKeraL rixyjjJ 

Euripides. Alcestis, 782. — (The Servant) 

" From all mankind the debt of death is due, 
Nor of all mortals is there one that knows 
If through the coming morrow he shall live. 
For trackless is the way of Fortune's feet, 
Not to be taught nor won by art of man." — (A. S. Way,) 

** BpoTotcrtv ovSeu iar^ airuyfWTOv • 
ij/c-vSiL yap rj ^ttlvoul ttjv yvtafJirjv, 

Sophocles. Antigone^ 388. — {The Watchman.) 

" Men, my Icing, should pledge themselves to nought ; 
For cool reflection makes their purpose void." — {Plumptre.) 

" BpoTtov 8' 6 Tras aaraO ^Anryro^ ai<t)v," 

Euripides. Orestes, 981. — (Chorus.) 
" Uncertain ever is the span of mortals." 

1 a/xet Oe ftr/ rrjv irpoiKa, ttjv ywaiKa oe. 

Menander. Monosticha, 98. 
" Wed thou the woman, not the wealth she brings," 

" Fa/xetv Ik roiv bfjuoitav • kv yap ck twv Kpctrrovwr Xa^Sr/s, ScoTroras 
KTT^CTjfl Tovs crvyyeveas*** 

Cleobulus. (Diogenes Laertitis, J., 6, 4, 92.) 

** Marry in your own rank ; for if you marry above your station you will 
have your wife's relations for masters." 

" TafjLelv OS e^cAct, ets puTavoiav Ip^crai,** 

Philemon. Fdbulae Incertae, Fragment 105. 
" He who would wed is marching towards repentance." 

" Tdfiot 8' oVots fi€v €v KaOeaTao-LV PpoTU)V, 

/JLaKotpLos alwv • ois 8e fxr] ttltttovo'lv ev, 

Ttt t' €v8ov €l<rl TO. T€ 6vpa^€ Sv(rrv)(€L<s*" 

Euripides. Orestes, 602.— (Orestes.} 

"Blessed their life whose marriage prospers well, 
But if things fall out ill, no happiness 
Awaits them, or within doors or without." 

" TdfioL irki^Oovo-Lv dvtas." Theocritus. Idylls, XXVII., 24. 

" Marriage is full of care." 

" TaaTphs 8c Trctpw Trao-av rjviav Kpareiv." 

Menander. Monosticha, 81. 
"Keep ever a tight rein on appetite." 


" Teyovafiey yap Trpos cruvcpytav, w? ttoScs, d)S X^^f ^^> ^^ )8Xc<^apa, 
(1)9 ot a'TOL)(OL tC)v avo) #cai kclto) oSovtwv. 

Mabcus Aurelius. ^ziotZ si6i ipsi scripsitf 11. , 1. 

"We are born for co-operation, like the feet, the hands, the eyelids, and 
the upper and lower jaws." 

t >» 

" VeXd 8' 6 ftuipos, Kttv Tt firj yeXotov rj.' 

Menander. Mo7Wsticha, 108. 

" The fool will laugh though there be nought to laugh at." 

" rcXotov yap, ^ 8' os, tov yc </>vXa#ca KJyvXaKO^s Seio-Ocu/* 

Plato. BepubUc^ III.., 13. (Stephens, p, 403, e.) — [Glauco.) 

" That a cuardian should require another guardian to take care of him is 
ridiculous indeed." — {Jowett.) 


" FcXcDS a/caipo9 kv jSpoTOts 8etvov KaKC^v.' 

Menander. Monosticlia, 88. 
** How terrible is ill-timed merriment." 

Epictetus. Enchiridion, XXIIL, 4. 
** Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly." 

" Fcvi/covTas T€ Kol €KTp€<^ovTas TTatSas, KaOdircp A.a/x,?ra8a tov )8tbv 
TrapaSiSovras aWots €^ aAAwv." 

Plato. Laws, VL, 18. (Stephens, p. 176, b.) — (The Athenian.) 

" Tliey shall beget and rear children, handing on the torch of life from one 
generation to another." — {Jowett.) 

" VcvoiTO Kav (XTrXovTO? Iv Tt/Attts avrjp.** 

Sophocles. Fragtnent 718. 

** Though one be poor his fame may yet stand high." — (Plumptre.) 

" rci/09 ovhfv Ct9 ''EpcDTa • 
aocfiirj, rpoTTo^ TraTCtTat • 

fxovov apyvpov pXirrovo'iv. 

ANACRteON. Odes, XXIX. (XXVII. , b), 6. 

"Love for lineage nothing cares, 
Tramples wisdom under foot, 
Wortn derides, and only loolvs 
For money." 

" Fevovs 8' CTTtttvos cotiv do-c^oAeo-TaTOS 

1 KttT avop CTTCuvctv, otTTts av oi/caio9 t) 

' TpoTTOVs T dptcrTos, TOVTOV evycv^ KoAciv." 

AsTYDAMAS. (Stoboeus, Floi-ilegium, LXXXVL, 3.) 

** 'Tis best the man to study ere you praise 
High lineage ; in whome'er ye justice find 
And righteousness, him call ye nobly bom." 



*' rcpCOV y€V0/i.6V0S IJL7] <t>p6v€L V€(i>T€pa, 

/xiyS' €19 ov€i8os IA.KC TT^v <r€/ivrp/ TToXiav" 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 88. 

" Being old, turn not thy mind to childish things, 
Lest thy grey hairs be shamed that should be honoured." 

** r^paS SlSaCTKCl TTCLKTa Kol )(p6vOV Tpt)8T/." 

Sophocles. Fragment {Tyro) 686. 
" Old age doth all things teach, and lapse of time. " 

** Trjpa^ iirav fiev dwfj Tras €i;x€Tai, f/v Se ttot ^%, 

fi€fi<l)€TaL • io-Ti 8' del Kp€L(r(rov 6<^etAo/x€vov." 

Menbcbates. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, CXVL, 27.) 

" Old age afar off all desire, but when 
It comes cry out against it ; for in truth 
'Tis best while it remains a debt unpaid," 

^ Fijpas XcoKTWV Kp€Lcr(rov dic/xatW ve/Spiov" 

HippoTHOON. (StobaeuSf Florilegivm^ CXV.f 14.) 
" The old age of a lion is stronger than the heyday of a fawn." 

** r^pas, o Kol Oavdrov piyiov dpyaXcov." 

MiMNEBMUS. Fragment 4 (5), 2. 
" Old age, more chilling e'en than piteous death." 

"F^pas TLfJLav" Chilo. {Diogenes LaertiuSj J., 8, 2, 70.) 

"Honour old age." 

" Trfpaa-Kfj} 8' act ttoAAol StSacrK d/xcvos." SoLON. Fragment 18, 10. 
"I grow old still learning many things." 

" KaXdv T€ Ktit yipovra fiavOdvciv ao^jid" 

Aeschylus. Fragment 278. 
"Wisdom to learn is e'en for old men good." — {Pluniptre.) 

" T-qpdo-Kiav yap TroAAa SiSdaKcaOat iOiXoi viro )(pY](rT(av 


Plato. Laches^ XIV, (Stephens^ p» 189, a.) — {Laches.) 
"I would fain grow old learning many things." — {Jowett) 

'Ttyverat tolvuv . . . 7rdAt9, ws cyw^u-at, cTretS^ Tvy)(dv€t rjfiioi 
eKaaros ovk avTdp)(Y]s dWa ttoAAcuv cvSct/s." 
Plato. Bepublic, IL, 11. {Stephens, p. 369, b.) — {Socrates.) 

" A state . . . arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind ; no one 
is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants." — {Jowett.) 

" TiyvaxTKe (ravrov Kal p.^Odpp.oo'ai rpoirov^ 

viov<i * veos yap #cal rvpavvo^ Iv 0€ol<;." 

Aeschylus. Prometheus Vinctus, 309. — {Oceanus.) 

" Know thou thyself, and fit thyself to words 
To thee full new. New king the gods have now ."—{Plwnjytre. ) 

nrNHSKE TAxepnnEiA rAnasHS. 3^5 

AcscHTLUS. FragmiHt 146« 
" Things human hold thou not in too much honour.* 

" rXvKV 8' aTrcipoicri iroXcfU)S." 

PiSDAR. Fragment 87. (EiL Bf?i^K\) 

" Sweet is war to those who know it not** 

" rXvKv TL #cXen-rofi€VOV fjLcXtjfxa K\*irpi&)9»" 

Pindar. Fragment 202. (/?<i. 2>V»vA\) 

" How sweet are stolen kisses ! ** 

" rXaoro-a yap avOpunrmv <^iXo#c€pTO/iU)9 • h^ hk cntnTrQ 

€pyov OTT^p TcXect Tts, €vt TpioSoicriv a#coi'«.** 

MusAEUS. Hero and Lcander^ IS3. 

" Man hath a tongue that loves to flout and jeer ; 
The work thou hast accomplished silently 
Becomes the subject of street-corner gossip.** 

** (Kai) rXwo-o-a ro^eviracra fiij tol Koupto, 

yevoLTO fJivOov fivOos &v ^cAx-nyptos.** 

Aeschylus. Supplices^ 446.— (Tft^ King.) 

"And if men's tongue should aim its adverse darts, 
There might be words those words to heal and sootlic.*' 

** rXwcroT; yap ovSey ttlotov y Ovpaia /itv 

<t}povrjfjua,T^ dvSpwiv vovOerelv c^tcrraTai, 

avTi] 8' v<t>^ avTTJ^s TrA.cto'Ta KCKTr/rat Kaica." 

Euripides. ITippolytus, 896. 

" For the toncue none may trust, which knoweth well 
To lesson rebel thoughts of other men, 
Yet harboureth countless evils of its own." — {A. S. Way,) 

■" rXcoo^oT/s fiaXio-Ta iravra^ov ir€Lp5) Kpwruv^ 
o yap yepovTL koI vita Ttp,^v (jiipeij 
rj yXCxraa (nyr)V Kaipiav KCKTTy/xcvry." 

Chares. (Stohaeus, FlcriUgium, XXXI. ^ 4.) 

** Strive aye to curb thy tongue ; honour accrues, 
Alike to old age and to youth, from tongue 
That knows a timely silence to preserve?' 

■** rXwcroT/s T€ (TiyTjv, o/x/xa 0* rjcrvKov ttocu 
irap€i)(OV • ^8«v 8' d/Ac XP^^ vikov ttociv, 
fcciVo) T€ VLKrp/ Siv p,' €)(prjv TrapteVai." 

Euripides. Troades, Qid.-'i Andromache.) 

" With silent tongue, with quiet eye, fltill met 
My lord ; knew in what matterH I should rule. 
And where 'twas meet to yield him victory."— (i4. 8. Way.) 

346 rAn22H5 TOI— rNHiEI. 

" T\(ti<rcr7)^ TOt Orjcravpos iv avOptlyiroKTiv apitrros 
</>€i8cdX^s." Hesiod. Works and Days, 719^ 

** Man's chiefest treasure is a sparing tongue." 

Ohilo. (Diogenes Laertius, I., 3, 2, 69.) 
" Keep a guard on your tongue, especially over the wine." 

** TvioOl o-avTov." Thales. (Diogenes Laertius, I., 1, 13, 40.) 

"Know thyself." 

" rVwftat ttXcov KfiafTOv<TLV ri crOevo^ \€pwv,^^ 

Sophocles. Fragment 676- 
** Counsels are mightier things than strength of hands." — {Plumpire. ) 

" Vv(ji)fiy yap dvSpo^ ev /xcv OLKOvvTaL TrdXct? 
€v 8' otKos • €ts T av TToXcfJiov laxucL fieya, 
(TOffiov yap €v fio-vXevfia ras ttoAAols x^P^^ 
viKo, ' (Tvv o;(A.w 8' d/iaOta /lel^ov AcaKov." 

Euripides. AnUope, Fraxjment 30» 

** 'Tis well when judgment, both in state and home, 
Holds sway ; and mighty is its power in war. 
For one wise counsel many hands o'errules. 
But ignorance with a host of followers 
Is but a direr evil" 

" Tvwfirp/ dpLCTTrjv Tjj ywcuKL firj Xcye • 
yviDfiy yap iSta ro KaKov i^Secos Trotet." 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 166^ 

" Waste not good arguments upon a woman ; 
She'll always find her own for doing wrong." 

"ri/w/XT/s yap i(r6\rjs cpya XPV^'^^ ytyvcrai." 

Anon. {Stobaeus, Florilegium, J., ll.)- 
" For good deeds ever from right counsel spring." 

" rvwftT;? 8' dirovcrqf; Tnjfjia yiyi/erat ftcya, 
fiaXovcrd t oTkov i/^<^os wp^too-ev />ua." 

Aeschylus. Eumenides, 760. — (Apollo.) 
** One sentence lacking, sorrow great may come. 
And one vote given hath ofttimes saved a house." — (Plumptre.) 

** IVcDp,ooT.Vr7S 8' d<fyav€S xaK^irisyTaTOV icTTL vorjo-at 

fJi€Tpov, o Srj irdvTtDV Tretpara fxovvov cx^'* ' 

Solon. Fragmeyit 16 (8). 

" 'Tis hard to find the hidden mean of prudence, 
Which nought can show us but experience." 

** Fvwcrct 8i8ax^ets oif/k yovv to criacfipoveLv.^^ 

Aeschylus. Agamemnon^ 1425. — (ClytemTiestra.} 

**Thou shalt learn, 
Late though it be, the lesson to be wise." — (Plumpire.) 


"rdioj KvrjfJiYjs lyytov." 

Abistotlb. Ethica Nicomachea, JX., 8, 2. — (Proverb.) 

"The knee is nearer than the calf." 

" Tpdfi/JiaTa fjuajdeiv Set kol jxaOovra vovy €;(€tv." 

PHUiONTDES. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment 8. 

" First, knowledge of the rudiments we need, 
And then intelligenoe." 

" Tpdfl>€ fiiva Kol Trapctas 

poSa T<3 yaXaKTL /xt^as, 

ypd<t>€ ;(cZAos, ola Heinous, 

TrpoKoXovfJieyov fjiik-qixa" Anacreon. OdeSj XVI. (XV), 22. 

"Limn her nose and limn her cheeks 
Where the rose with milk is blended ; 
Limn her lips, inviting kisses, 
Lips whereon Persuasion sitteth." 

" Vvfj.vabt<e (TcavTOV ttovois €KOV(rLOt^, oir(os av Svvrj kol tovs olkovctiov^ 


IsocRATES. Ad DemoTdcum, JF., 21. (Stephens, p. 6, b.) 

"First school yourself in voluntary labours, that you may be able to- 
endure them also when involuntary." 

** VvfJLvoi yap T]\OofJL€v ol 7ravT€9, yvpvoi ovv aTreXeva-OfJieOaJ^ 

Aesop. Fables, CDX. — {The Bald-headed Horseman.) 
" Naked came we into the world, and naked shall we depart from it." 

'* rt;vat#ca Odimiv xpetaaov eariv ^ ya/xctv." 

Chaeremon. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, LXVIII., 22.) 
" Better to bury a woman than to marry her." 

" TwatKcs, €S p.€V €a6y dfJLrf)(avu)TaTaL, 

KaKdv Sk irdvTttiV tc/ctovcs (ro<^(UTaTat." 

Euripides. Medea, 407. — (Medea.) 

" Yea, own woman's nature 'tis — 
Say they — to be most helpless for all good. 
But fashioners most cunning of all iU.'^ — (A. S. Way.) 

"Twooct KocfW^ 6 rpoTTo^y ov Ttt )(pvaia.^* 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 92^ 
" Manner, not money, makes a woman's charm." 

" TwatKos ovSev XPVP'* dvrjp Xrji^eTai 

icrOX^s dfieivov, ovSk pCyvov fca/c^s." 

Simonides op Amorgos. Fragments (7). 

" A virtuous woman is man's noblest prize ; 
A vicious woman is his chief est bane." 

" OvScv, Kvpv', ayaOrj'i y\vK€pwiT€p6v icrri ywaticds." 

Theognis. Sententiae, 1225- 
"Than a good woman nought, my friend, is sweeter." 


" T^s fikv KttK^s KOLKLOV ovScv ytyvcTttt 

Tr€<j>vi^ aix€Lvov, SLa<t>€pov<n 8' at <^vo"€i9." 

Euripides. Jlfe^ni^jpe, Fragment 29. 

"Nought lives more evil than an evil woman, 
Nought but a good one's so supremely good ; 
So far has nature sundered good and oad." 

" Tvv^ 8c XPW^ TrrjBaXiov iarr* otKtas." 

Mbnandeb. Monosticha^ 99. 
"A good woman is the rudder of her household." 

"*AptoTOV ctvSpt KTTJfjLa crvfJuraOr)^ ywrj" 

HiPPOTHOON. (StobaetiSt Florilegiumt LXVIL, 14.) 
" A sympathetic wife is man's chiefest treasure." 


Tvvy) yap iv KaKOLori kol voctol^ TroaeL 

rjSio'rov ioTL, Sw/xar' rjv oiKy koAws 

opyriv T€ irpavvovcra koli SvcOvfiLa^ 

ijnjxrp^ /i.€^t(rTao"'." Euripides. Phrixtis^ Fragment 5. 

" Sweetest in time of sickness or distress 
Is wife to husband, if she fitly rule 
His household, soothe his wrath, and charm his mind 
From brooding o'er his woes." 

''^ Tw-q yap i^tkBovcra TrarpoiHav 86/i(ov 


TO o apcrev €<rTrjK cv 00/1019 act ycvo? 

Octov TrarpwcDv Kat Tasjxav TLfidopov." 

Euripides. Danae, Fragment 13. 

" Whene'er a woman leaves her father's home, 
She's of her husband's, not her parents' house ; 
But he in the ancestral home abides, 
Guarding the ancestral tombs and household gods." 

'** Ywr] yap o^vOvfws, <i>s 8' avrws avrjp 

paiov <t)v\d(r(r€LV t) cricDTnyXos oroc^os." 

Euripides. Medea^ 319. — (Creon.) 

"The vehement-hearted woman — yea, or man — 
Is easier watched for than the silent-cunning." — {A. S. Way,) 

" Twrj yap rdXXa p.\v <ji6pov TrAea, 
Kaio) o is dXKrjv kol (rlSrjpov elcropdvm 
OTOU 8' €S evvrjv rjStK7)/jL€vr) Kvprj, 
-OVK ecTTLV dXXrj ijyprqv /Atat^avcDrepa." 

Euripides. Medea, 263. — (Medea.) 

" Woman quails at every peril, 
Faint-heart to face the fray and look on steel ; 
But when in wedlock-rights she suffers wrong, 
No spirit more bloodthirsty shall be found."— (^. S. Way.) 

rrNH nOATTEAHS— AEl TO. 349' 

** Twrj TTokvTfXrj^ COT* ox^rjpov, ovS* ca 

ayajSay air' avr^, ttcuSc? • ikOovr cts voaov 

Tov l^ovra ravrrjv iOcpairevo'ev iTTL/icXto^, 

aTv\ovvTL (rv/MrcLp€fJi€LV€v, diroBcLyovra re 

€^ai/^€, ircptcoTCiAcv ouccitos." 

Mbnandeb. MisogeneSf Fragment 1, 7» 

" How burdensome a wife extravagant ; 
Not as he would may he who's ta'en her live. 
Yet this of good she has : she bears him children ; 
She watches o'er his couch, if he be sick, 
With tender care ; she's ever by his side 
When Fortune frowns ; and should he chance to die, 
The last sad rites with honour due she pays." 

" Aaxpvoev yekdo-axra" Homeb. Iliads F7., iOi^ 

" Smiling through tears." — [Lord Derby,) 

" AaK<jt)v 8c oTOfuov ws veo^vyrjs 
TTtoXos ^Loiei Kol Trpos rjvtas /xa;(€6." 

Aeschylus. Prometheics Vinctus, 1009. — (Hermes.) 

"Like a colt 
Fresh harnessed, thou dost champ thy bit, and strive 
And fight against the reins." — {Plumptre.) 

" Aa6/xov60C, Tt 8c Kcp8o9 6 fivpLO^ evSoOi ;(pvo'os 

Kci/xcvos ; ov\ a>8c irXovrov <t>pov€OV(nv ovacri^." 

Theocritus. Idylls, XVI. j 22. 

" Fools, what avail thy coflfers brimming o'er 
With gold ? not thus do wise men use their wealth." 

" Act ye Trpos fiev tovs otfcctovs irpaovs avrovs eTvou, irpos 8c rov^ 
iroXefiLOvs xaXewov^.^' 
Plato. Republic, II., 15. {Stephens, p, 876, b.) — (Socrates^ 

" They ought to be gentle to their friends and.dangerous to their enemies." 

— [Jowett. ) 

" Act he )(prjfJidTO)v, koL dvev tovtwv ovhev ecm ycvco^at twv Scoktcov.'^ 

Demosthenes. Olynthiaca, I., 20. 

** Money we must have, for without it we cannot accomplish any of our 

" Act Kaprepelv ctti rot? irapovo'L koI Oappeiv irepl rtav /xcAAoktwv." 
IsocBATBS. Archidamtcs, XX., 48. {Stephens, p. 126, d.) 

"We must meet our present troubles with fortitude, and be of good cheer 
with regard to the future." 

" Act TO PeXrixTTOV act, fx.r] to paarov airavras Xeyctv." 

Demosthenes. Chersonesus, 72. 

" It behoves us all to say what is best, not what is easiest." 



Act Tots ixOpoLS Koi irepl rStv irKrrtJV airuTTeLV, rots 8^ </>iXoi9 koI 

Ttt airicTTa 7naT€V€LV." 

Thales. (Plutarch, Septem Swpientium Sytivposiuin, XVII.) 

(160, B.) 

"We should discredit even probabilities from our enemies, and believe 
even improbabilities from our friends." 

"Act Toio^t TToAAots rov rvpayvov avSdvcLv" 

Euripides. Antigone, Fragment 14. 

** The tyrant must the many strive to please." 

"Act Tov aKpoarrjv kol (rvverov ovtcos Kpir-qv 
irpo rov Xeyofxivov rov fiiov 8ta(r#co7r€tv." 

APOtiLODORUS. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 1, 1. 

** The hearer who'd a prudent Judgment form 
Must scan the speaker's life oefore his words." 

" Act Tovs opOto^ iroXijJuo •^piofievov^ ovk aKoXovOelv rots Trpay/iacrtv, 
dXX* avTous epjTTpoo-Oev ctvat Tuiv Trpay/xarwv." 

Demosthenes. Phili'ppica, I. , 39. 

"Those who would wage war successfuHy must not wait upon events but 
anticipate them." 

" ActAat TOt SetAwv yc #cat cyyvat iyyvdaaOat" 

Homer. Odyssey , VIII., 351, 

"A rogue's word was ever found 
Poor voucher." — ( Worsley.) 

" AetXot yap dvSp€S ovk €)(ova'LV iv ftctXl? 
apiu/jiov, oAA aireLCLy kov wapiDcr o/>i(09. 

Euripides. Meleager, Fragment 18. 

" We count not cowards on the battlefield ; 
E'en when they're present they are absent too." 

" AciAovs 8' €v tpSovTt /JLaTaLOTaTrj X'^P'-^ io-rtv • 


Theognis. Sententkie, 106. 

" Vain from the base is hope of gratitude ; 
Sow ye the sea, you'll reap as fair a crop. 


"" Actv^ p.\v aXKT} KVfidroyv ^aXacro'tW, 

Sctvat 8c TTorapiOv #cat irvpo^ Oipfxov Trvoai, 

huvov 8c TTcvta, 8ctva 8' dWa fivpia, 

dXX! ovSey ovra) Sctvov cLs yvvi] Kaicov." 

Euripides. Fragment 880. 

"Dread is the might of ocean's waves, and dread 
The river's flood, and the hot breath of fire, 
And poverty and other myriad ills ; 
But a bad woman is more dread than all. '* 




** Aeiyov ol iroAAot, KOicovpyovs orav €)(ov(n irpooTara^, ' 

Euripides. Orestes^ 712,— (Orestes.) 

*' Dread is the mob that's led by •vil-doers." 

*' Aeivov TO irXyOos, ivv SoXta T€ Svafia^ov," 

Euripides. Hecuba, 884. — (Hecuba.) 
" Mighty are numbers : joined with craft resistless." — (A, S. Way.) 

** Aetvos yap otvos, #cat iraXaL^a'OaL ^apvs." 

Euripides. Cyclops, 678. — (Clwrus.) 

'' Mighty is wine, and hard to overcome." 

'* Aeii'09 "Eipu)^, Kol TTovTos d/x,€tAt;(05 * oAAo, daXdo'a'rjs 
ioTLV v8(op, TO S' *EpcDTOS €/x,€ <^A,ey€t €v8o)itv;(ov TTVp." 

Musaeus. -Hiero and Leander, 245. 

" How fierce is love, how ruthless is the sea ; 
Yet ocean threatens but a watery ^ave, 
While love my heart within with hre consumes.'* 

** ActvoTcpov ovSev aXXo firjTpvLas KaKOV." 

^Ienander. MonosticJieLy 127. 
"A stepmother is man's greatest curse." 

** Ae\</)tic^ /xaxatpa." Aristotle. PoHtica,L,2. 

"A Delphic sword." 
(.1 two-ed'jed sioord, in rtiference to the ambiguities (/ the Delphic oracles.) 

** AtoL yuvatKwv v)8p€ts iroAAat rupavvtSes d7roX(oA.a(rtv." 

Aristotle. Politica, VIIL, 11, 13. 
'* Through the insolence of women many monarchies have been overthrown." 

** Ata TravTOS tov )(p6vov ttjv a\yO€Lav ovt(o <f>aLVOV irpoTL/JLtaVf w(rr€ 
TTtOTOTepovs ctvac rovs o-ovs \6yovs, ^ tovs aAAwv op/covs." 
IsocRATES. Ad NicocUm, VII., 22. (Stepliens, p, 19, b.) 

** Show at all times so strong a regard for truth that your bare word shall 
carry more weight than the oaths of others." 

■**Ata TTcvwiv ovSeya irtoTroTe o"Tp€/?Aovp,€Vov €t8ov, 8ta 8k KaKtav 
TToAAovs." Diogenes. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, XCV,, 12.) 

"I have never known a man to be put to the torture on account of his 
poverty, but on account of their evil conduct many." 

** Ata TTJV Te)(vrjv fJLCV yvoiptfwvs iKTTjcrdfjiTjv 


PosiDiPPUS. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 6. 

" My art has brought acquaintances by scores. 
But to my character I owe my friends." 

*** Ata Tt TraKTCS ocrot Trcptrrot yeyovaciv dvSpe^ y icara ffiiXoco^iaVy 

t) TToAtTtfc^v, 7) irovqcLVf rj re^^vas, <j>aLvovTai pL^Xay^oXiKoX 

ovTcs.'* Aristotle. Problemata, XXX., 1. 

" Why is it that all those who have achieved distinction as philosophers, 
statesmen, poets or artists, seem to be of a melancholic temperament ? " 


"Ata TOVTO, €l'jr€, Bvo wra e;(0)u,€v, oTOfw. 8c ev, tva TrXcto) /icv 

aKOVfOfiev ^TTOva 8c XcycD/x-cv." 

Zeno. {Diogenes Laeriius^ FJI., 1, 19, 23.) 

•*The reason that we have two ears and only one mouth, is that we may 
hear more and speak less." 

" Ata)8o\as ii€v ov (TiJi<f>pov ovre Xeyeiv TLvas cs oAA^Xoi;?, ovre tovs 
oLKovovra^ aTroSex^oSaL,** Thucydides. History ^ FJ., 41, 2. 

"It is the reverse of prudent to make slanderous statements against one 
another, or to accept them as true when we hear them." 

" AtctXcKTtK^v <l}€vy€f (TvyicvKo. Tttvo) Kara).*' 

Arcesilaus. (StobaeuSf Florilegium, LXXXIL^ 10.) 
"Avoid dialectic, for it turns things upside down." 

" AtttTTctpa TOL ppoTu>v cXcyxo?." PiNDAB. Olympia, IV,, 16 (29). 

\ "Experience still is the true man's test." — (Morice.) 

^ioo.(TK • aveu yvuyfjirjs yap ov fJL€ XPV Acy^tv. 

Sophocles. Oedipiis ColoneuSj 694. — (Thesem.y 

"Instruct me then ; it were not fit to speak 
Without due thought." — {Plumptre.) 

" AiSao'/coA.os yap t/vtcXcoi tcov (ro<t}(t)v 

Koi TWV OLpLOTiDV ytVCTttt /JovXcV/AttTCDV. " 

Anon. (Stohaeus, FloHlegium, XVIL, 6.) 
"Frugality the teacher is 
Of wise and noble counsels." 

" At^rffitvoLa-L rdyaOa fioXi^ Trapaytvcrat, rot Be xaxa Kal firj Si^rj- 

fjievoLo-Lv.** Democritus. Ethica, Fragment 27 (10). 

"Blessings do not come easily to those who seek them, but evils come even 
to those who seek them not." 

"AtKa StKav c^c#caA.c(rc kol (fyovos 

ct>6vov,*' Euripides. Supplices^ 614. — (Chortis,) 

"Justice aloud unto justice doth call ; 
Blood calleth for blood."— (^. S, Way.) 

" AtKata 8pacras (rvfiiJL(i)(ovs €^€LS ^cov9." 

Menander. Monosticha, 126. 
" He who does right has Heaven for his ally." 

" AiKaia iritrovOa ' Tt yap Avko) Trpo/Jara cTrtoTruov; '* 

Aesop. Fables, CCLXXXIII.—(The Wolf and the Sheplierd.) 

"I have been justly punished; for why did I entrust the flock to a 

" (Aeyerat yovv, w ^atSpc,) AtAcatov ctvat koI to tov Xvkov ctTreti/." 

Plato. Phaedrus. {Stephens, p, 272.)— {Socrates.) 
" May not the wolf, as the proverb says, claim a hearing ? " — {Jowett.) 


" Ai/07 yap ovK cfco-t' ev 6<l)BaXfWL^ ppoT<av" 

EuBiPiDBS. Medea, 219. — (Medea,) 
" Justice sits not in the eyes of men." — {A. S. Way.) 

€5 TcXos €^€\Oov<Ta,*' Hesiod. Works and Days^ 217. 

" But justice in the end 
Prevails o'er wanton outrage." 

*^^LKr] fi€v ovv vofjLOv TcXos €(TTi, vofw^ 8* apxovTO^ ^pyov, ap\oiV 8^ 

ecKwv 6€0v Tov iravra koct/jxwvtos*^* 

Plutabch. Ad Principem Ineruditum, HI, (780, B.) 

" Justice is the end of law, and law is the work of the ruler, and the ruler 
is the likeness of God that orders all things." 

A 19 €S TOV avTov TTOTa/jLov OVK av c/xpatT/s. 

Plato. Cratyliis, XIX, (Stephens, p, i02y a.)— (Socrates,) 

" You cannot go into the same water twice. " — (JoioeU. ) * 

'* At5 7rpo5 TOV avTov alaxpov eiaKpoveuv \lOov,'* 

Zenodotus. (Erasmus, Chiliades Adagiorwm, " Iteratus error ",) 
" 'Tis shameful to stumble twice over the same stone." 

" Aul/wvTL yap rot Trdvra 7rpoa'<t>€p(ov cro^a 

OVK av irXiov rcpi/^cta?, ^ ttulv StSovs." 

Sophocles. Fragment 702. 

"If thou should'st bring all wisdom of the wise 
To one who thirsts, thou could'st not please him more * 

Than giving him to drink." — (Plumptre.) 

" Afjuoe^ 8', €vr' Slv fJi^Kir' hriKpaTiwnv avaKT€S, 

ovK€T €ir€iT iuiAovo-LV cvaio'Lfw. cpya^ctTC^at. 

Homer. Odyssey, XVIL, 320. 

"Servants, when their lords no longer sway, 
Their minds no more to righteous courses bend." — ( Wardey.) 

** Aoiai yap re irvXai d/itvTjvlav eiirlv ovelpwv ' 
at /x€v yap Kepdea'ci T€Tci;;(aTat, ai 8' i\€<f>avTi. 
ot p cXcc^aipovrai, en-c' oLKpaavra KJiepovre^ ' 
ot 8k 8ta ^€o-T(ov K€pd(t)v €k6(0(n Ovpa^€, 
ot p* IrvfjLa KpaCvovai, ^poroiv ore k€v Tts tSr^rat." 

HoMEB. Odyssey, XIX,, 662. ' 

" Two diverse gates there are of bodiless dreams, 
These of sawn ivory, and those of horn. 
Such dreams as issue where the ivory gleams 
Fly without fate, and turn our hopes to scorn. 
But dreams which issue through the burnished horn, 
What man soe'er beholds them on his bed. 
These work with virtue and of truth are born."— ( Warsley.) 



** AoKci 8c r) avaTravcTLS kcu 17 TratSta iv rw /Stia €tvat avayKatov." 

Aristotle. Ethica NicomacJiea, IV.j 8, 11. 
"Relaxation and recreation are apparently necessaries of life." 

AoKct 8c jJLOL, o) Kv/oc, ;(aA,€7ra)T€/DOV ctvat evpetv avBpa rayafia 

KaX(09 ffiipovra ri to. KaKa." 

Xenophon. Cyropaedia^ VIII.., 4, 14. 

** It seems to me, Cyrus, to be more difficult to find a man unspoilt by 
prosperity than one unspoilt by adversity." 


AoKt/xa^€ Tovq tfiikov^ Ik tc ttj^ wepl rov pLOV drvxias koX t^9 iv 


IsocRATES. Ad Demonicumy IV., 25. {Stephens, p. 7, b.) 

"Judge your friends by their conduct in your misfortunes, and in dangers 
which they share with you." 

** AoKU) SI Tots OavovcTL 8ta<^ep€tv ^pa;(i;, 

€t TrXoUOTiW 7XS T€V$€TaL KT€pL(T p.aTti)V . 

Kfvov Sc yav/aw/x' co"Tt twv ^oivTwv rooe." 

Euripides. Troades, 1248. — (Hecuba.) 

" But little profit have the dead, I tron, 
That gain magnificence of obsequies. 
*Tis but the living friends' vaingloriousness." — [A. S. Waij.) 

AoKo) fiev ovbev prjfia <rvK K€pn€t kilkov. 

Sophocles. Etectra, 61. — (Orestes.) 
*' To me no speech that profits soundeth ill." — [Plumptre.) 

" Ad^a Koi ttXovto^ avev iw€(nos ovk aafjiaXia KTYifxara. 

Democritus. Ethica, Fragment 78 (58). 
" Honour and wealth without understanding are precarious possessions." 

*** Ad^a fjikv avOpuiTTOKTi KaKov fteya, Trctpa 8' apia-rov ' 

TToWol arrcLprjfroi 8d^av €)(Ova^ aya^wv." 

Theognis. Sententiae, 571. 

'* Value not man's repute ; 'twere best he should be tried, 
For many, untried, are reputed good." 

*' Ad^ct T15 dpxL$€L cro<f>a Xeycov ovk ev (^/oovctv." 

Euripides. Bacchae, 480. — (Dionysus.) 

"He prudence lacks who wisdom to the unleam'd displays." 

'* Aof»;s 0€ ovocfxia^ ^pa, rp/ ovk c^cTrovctTO. 

Xenophon. Agesilaus, XL, 9. 
" He desired no distinction which he had not earned by his own exertiona." 

** Ads /mot TToi) oto) kol klvix) rrjv yyjv. 

Archimedes. (Pappus Alexandrinus, Collectio Lib, VIII. , 11, 

Prop. 10.) 

**Give me a standpoint, and I can move the earth." 


** AovXoi yap ra ScoTroroiv iiTLaTavTcu kolL Koka kox at(r;(pa.*' 

LuciAN. AsiniLSy 6. 

"Servants are acquainted with both the virtues and the failings of their 

"** AovXov <f>povovirro^ fmXXov rj <fipov€iv )(p€(s)V 

OVK eCTTLV axOo^S fl€L^OV, OvBe 8(i)fia(TLV 

KTrj(TL^ KaKLiov, ovB^ avox^cXccTTcpa. " 

EuBiPiDES. Alexander f Fragment 6. 

" Most troublesome the slave who'll aye be thinking 
When there's no need for thought ; nought to the house 
More evil brings, or less advantage." 

"** AovXo) ycvo/Acvo), SovXc, SovXevtDV cfio^ov ' 

dfxv7)ixov€L yap ravpos apyrjo-ws ^vyov," 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragvient 149. 

** Slave not for one who's been himself a slave ; 
Steers loosed from ploughs of toil small memory have." 

-^F. A. Paley.) 

"** Aovvai Se /aoAAov irXova-ita Tras Tts fcaxco 
7rp60vfji6<s icrnv rj 'Treyrp'L KayaOS, 

KaKos o o fir} x^^i ®*' " ^X^'*''''^^ oAptoi. 

Euripides. Danae^ Fragment 3. 

" Men give more readily to him who's rich, 
Though wicked, than to him who's good but poor. 
Wicked is he who has not, blessed they who have." 

** Aov? Ty TvxD TO puKpov iK.XrixIf'Q TO fJLcya.** 

Menander. Monosticlia^ 124. 
" Venture a small stake with fortune and you will receive a large return." 


■** Apao"avTt yap roi /cat TraO^iv oi^ciXerat. 

Aeschylus. Fragment 267. 
**The man who does ill, ill must suffer too." — {Plumptre,) 

" ApacraKTt iraOelv 

Tpiryiptop fivOo^ rdBe <l><i)V€L.^^ 

Aeschylus. Ghoephoroe^ 313. — {Chc/rus.) 

" * That the wrong-doer bear the wrong he did/ 
Thrice-ancient saying of a far -off time. 
This speaketh as we speak." — {Plumptre.) 

** Apvos TTCcrovoTys Tras av^p ^Xcvcrat." 

Menandbb. Monostichaf 123. 
" When the oak falls all help themselves to fuel." 

*^^v rifi€paL ywoLKo^ curtv ^Siorai, 
orav yoifiy ti9 Kox^fiipri TeOvrftcviav.** 

Hipponax. Fragment 29 (12). 

« Two days in woman's life are dear to man, 
One when he weds, one when he buries her.*' 


" Avva/xt? yap civayKT/^ eyyvOi votct.'* 

Pythagoras. Aurea Carmina^ 8, 
" Power is the near neighbour of necessity." 

C^vvarai yap icrov to* opav to vo€lv, 

Aristophanes. Fragment 663* 

"Thought is as powerful as action." 

" Avvarai to ttXoutciv /cat <f>ikavOpij}Trov's Trotetv." 

Menander. HalaenseSj Fragment 7. 
" Wealth can make men e'en lovers of mankind." 

" Avo TTotou KaLpovs Tov Xeyetv * ^ Trept wv olaOa cai^a)?, >; Trcpt (oy 

avayfcatov Xcyctv." 

IsocRATES. .4d Demonicum, IV., 41. (Stephens^ p. 11, b.) 

" Remember that there are two occasions on which you may talk : one 
when you are thoroughly acquainted with your subject, and the other 
when you are obliged to talk." 

Avo TpOTTQ) vrj TOV Ata 

■qv filv y 6<t>€L\rjTaL rt /xot, /JLVT^jnoiv Travv, 

€av o<p€tAco, o";(€TAtos, €inArjcrfJL(ji)V Travv. 

Aristophanes. Nuhes, 483. — {Strepsiades.} 

"Two kinds of memory I have, I swear : 
What others owe me I can ne'er forget, 
But I've a shocking memory when I owe." 

** Arotv yap i)(0pOLV ets €V iXOovroLV (rreyos 

^ 6aT€pov Set hva"rv')(€LV 97 ^arepov." 

Euripides. Ion, 848. — (The Pedagogue.) 

" For when two foes beneath one roof be met, 
This one or that one must the victim be."— (-4. S. Way.) 

** Auotv XeyovTOLV, Oarlpov Ovjuiovfjievov, 

6 fi7] VrtretVcDv rots Xoyots o-o<^ajT€po9.*' 

Euripides. Protesilaus, Fragment 9. 

" If of two arguers one should temper show, 
The wiser he who ceases to reply." 

** AiVp.op<^os ctT/v, {jlolXXov rj Ka/ciyXdyo?." 

Menander. Monosticha, 117. 
** Better to be ill-favoured than ill-tongued." 

** Auo-Tr;v' aXrjOeL, ws ev ov Kaipo) Trapet." 

Euripides. Bacchae, 1288. — (Cadmus.) 
** Unhappy truth, thou comest not opportunely." 

^^ Avcrrv^wv /cpvTrrc, iva fjurj rovs €)(6povs €v<f>pavrj^.^^ 

Periander. (Stobaeus, Florilegmm, III., 79, ij.) 

"Conceal thy misfortunes, lest thou gladden the hearts of thine enemies." 

AT2*PnN TAP— EFNn AE. 357 


\vcrfl>p(iiv yap t05 KapSCav irpoai^ficyo^ 
a\Oos 8t7rXoti^€t T<5 TrcTra/Aecto) voaov, 
rots T avTQS avTOv Tn^/Jiaxnv papvveraL 
KCLi rov Ovpalov oKpov eia-opwv crro'et.'* 

Aeschylus. Agamemnon, 834. — {Agamemnon.) 
** For ill-soul ed envy that the heart besets 
Doubles his woe who suffers that disease : 
He by his own griefs first is overwhelmed, 
And groans at sight of others' happier lot." — {Plumptre.) 

Theocritus. Idylls, XV., 93. 
" Dorians, methinks, may use the Doric speech." 

^"Eav ff^ <f)LXofJia6r]'S, lo-ct TroXvfJLaOrj^,*' 

IsocRATES. Ad Demxmicum, IV,, 18. (Stephens, p. 6, D.) 
" If you are a lover of learning yon will be greatly learned." 

" 'Eai 

ittv rpKTfivpLas 
■oAtoTTCfca? Tts crwaydyrj, fuav ffivaiv 
Aira^aTTacraiV oxj/eTai, t/oottov 0' eva. 
rj/joDV o(ra /cat ra cto/x-aT €(ttl tov apLUjjLOv 
xaO' €Vos, TO(rovTOV^ icTTL Kai TpoTTOv^ iSetv." 

Philemon. Fdbulae Incertae, Fragment 3. 
"Whoso ten thousand foxes should collect, 
In all that herd would the same nature see 
And the same habits : let him count mankind, 
And for each separate body he shall find 
A different character." 

**'Eyyva, TTtt/oa 8' ara." Chilo. (Diogenes Laertius, L, S, 6, 7S.) 
" Give your pledge, and loss is near at hand." 

" 'Eyyv'a 
ara? ftcv uvyarrjpy cyyva 0€ Qafua^s. 

Epicharmus. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 26. 
" A pledge is the daughter of injury, the daughter of loss." 

" 'Eyyv? yap iv avOpwTroKriv cdvTcs 

dOdvaTOL <f>pdl^ovraXf o(tol (TKo\irj(TL SiicucrLV 

aXXrjkovs TpLPov(rL, Oeiov ottiv ovk oXcyovTc?." 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 249. 
" The gods are ever nigh to men, and watch 
How with unjust devices they aflBict 
Their neighbours, fearing not the wrath of heaven." 

" 'Eyyvs fiey 17 (nj wepl Trai/rwv Xi^Or} • iyyv^ 8c 17 Travnav irepl (rov 

krjOrj.'* Marcus Aurelius. Qttod sibiipsi scripsit, VIL, 21. 

*'You are not far from forgetting all men, nor are you far from being 
forgotten by all." 

"*Eyva) 8e <^wp tc tfiwpa /cat Xv/cos Xvkov*** 

Aristotle. Ethica Eudemia, VIL, 1, 5. 
" Thief knows thief and wolf wolf." 

358 Era TAP EIMI— Em MEN OTN. 


**'Eyaj yap elfii twv c/mtov €/x,o9 fJLOVo^,' 

Apollodorus Carystius. Epidicazonienos, Fragment 8*. 

*' Of all my kin I am my only friend." 

" 'Eya> yap ovk el 8voTv;(a), tov8' ovv€Ka 

OikoLfji av a)5 TrXctorroto-t irrjfjuovh; rv^uv. 

Aeschylus. Prometheus VinctuSy 346. — (PrometJieus.y 

** Sufferer though I be, 
I would not therefore wish to rive my woes 
A wider range o'er others." —(Plumjptre.) 

" 'Eyo) ywaLKi 8' ev tl 7rt<rT€i;(o fiovov, 

iirav OLTToOdivr) firj pLOKrecrOai TroAtv, 

Ttt oAA aTTto-TO) 7rai/C7 €0)5 av aTrouavr], 

Antiphanes. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 64.- 

*' One single thing I trust a woman saying, 
To other statements no attention paying : 
' When I am dead, I won't return to grieve you '. 
Till death takes place, in naught else I'll believe you." 

—{F. A. Pdley.). 

"'Eyo) 8' deuro/xat, c/c Atos dpxo/x,€j/05." Alcman. Fragment ^1^ 
'* From Zeus beginning I will chant my lay.*' 

" 'Eyo) 8' aKOfixf/o^s cts 6)(kov 8owat A,dyov, 

€15 ^Xt/cas 8e KcoXtyovs <ro<^a)T€pos. 

€;(€t 8c fiolpav Kol Td8' • ol yap ev (TO<f}o2^ 

c^avXot Trap' o;(X<t) fiova-iKwrepoL Xeyctv." 

Euripides. Hippolytus^ 986. — (Hippoh^tus.) 

" I have no skill to speak before a throng : 
My tongue is loosed with equals, and those few. 
And reason : they that are among the wise 
Of none account,'to mobs are eloquent." — {A. S. Way.) 

" Eyo) 8c 6<l>€iX(j) Xcyctv ra Xcyd/xeva, ireiOeo'OaLye fxrjv ov iravTOLTracrv. 
oc^ctXto." Herodotus. History, VIL, 152. 

" It is my duty to tell what 1 am told, but not in every case to believe it."' 

** Ey(o /xcv iPovXofirjv Trapa tovtoi? cTvat jjlolWoi/ Trpwro? 17 irapai 
*Pa)p,atots 8ci;T€pos." Julius Caesar. (Plutarch, Caesar , XI.) 
** I would sooner be the first man here than the second in Rome." 

Jlfyco /xcv ow OVK olo , ottcd? OTKOTTctv xpewv 

Tr)v cuycvctav • tovs yap dv8p€tbv9 <^i;o'tv 

/cat T0U5 8tfcatovs tojv /ccvwv 8o$a(rpdT(j}v, 

Kav (oct 8ovXa)v, cvycvco-Tcpov? Xcyw." 

Euripides. ilfeZanipi?a, Fragment 14* 

"How we should estimate nobility 
I know not, for I hold that men of courage 
And honesty, though they be bom of slaves, 
Are nobler than a string of empty titles." 


** ^KOiXovra, Kara to tov SoAwvos, koI a^uovvTa fiavOdv€LV laxrTrep 
av ^t}." Plato. Laches, XIII. (Stephens, p. l'^%y'Q,)—{Nicias.) 

'' He will wish and desire to learn as long as he lives, as Solon says." 

— [Jowett. ) 

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" Et povk€L dyaObs ctvai, ifptarov iria-revcrov^ on koko? €t.' 

Epictetus. (StobaeuSj Fhrilegium, I., 48.)- 

** If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked." 

** Et jSovXei KoXta^ o-KOvctv, fidOe koXw^ Xeyctv • fxaOiov 8c KaXwg 
Xcyctv, TTctpw KaA,tu5 TrparTctv, /cat ovrto KapTTwoTy to KoAcug 
a/covctv/* Epictetus. [Stobaetis, Florilegium, J., 52) ; or 

MoscHiON. Monita, 16. 

" If you would be well spoken of, learn to be well-spoken ; and having 
learnt to be well-spoken, strive also to be well-doing; so shall you 
succeed in being well spoken of.'* 

El yap K€v Koi afUKpov iirl a-fUKpi^ /caTa^eio, 

KOL 0^ dfia TOVT* epBoLSy ra)(a k€V fiiya koI to yivovro* 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 361. 

«« If but to little thou wilt little add, 
And add again, soon little shall be much." 

"Et yap 6 nXovT05 ^Xci/^etc irdXiv Stavct/x-ctev t to-ov aurov, 
ovT€ T€)(yrjv av twv dvOp(a7ruiv our' av a'o^iav fifK^rtar} 
ovSets." Aristophanes. Plutus, 510. — (Poverty.) 

** Should Plutus e'er again receive his sight, 
And make fair dispensation of himself. 
There's not a man would study art or science." — { Wheelwright.) 

"El 8' cyo) veos, 

ov TOV )(p6vov )(prj fiaXkov, rj rdpya crKOTretv." 

Sophocles. Antigone, 728. — (Haevion.) 

"And if I be but young, not a^e but deeds 
Thou should'st regari"— (Pm/ip^re.) 

" Et 8' lo-Ttv, ocTTts SaifJiovmv \nr€p<f>povu^ 
€5 T0v8' dOprjo-a^ Odvarov, yjy^iorOui Oeov9." 

Euripides. Bacchae, 1326.— (Cadinm.) 

** If there be one who doth despise the gods. 
Let him consider how this man hath died, 
And doubt the gods no more." 

"El Se ^eov dvrjp Tt5 ekirerai ti Aa^c/xev dpSiDV, dpuaprdvu.* 

Pindar. Olympia, L, 66 (102). 

" But whoso hopes his daring crimes may shun 
The sight of heaven, is vain." — (Morice.) 


" Et 8c 'jr€Tr6v0aT€ Xvypa Bl* vfJL€T€pvjv KaKorrjrOf 

firj Tt ^€015 TOVTCOV fJLOLpaV €7ra/X,<^€/D€T€, 

avTol yap tovtovs rfv$'i^craT€, pvcna 8ovt€9. 

#cal 8ta ravra Kaiajv €cr\€T€ SovXoarvvrjv,*' 

Solon. Fragment 11 (19), 1. 

" If through your evil ways ye've suffered ill, 
Lay not the blame upon the gods, for ye 
Yourselves the gods exalted, and gave pledges 
Whereby by your own acts ye are enslaved." 

** Et Se Tti icrcTL fipoTwv, ol apovprj^ Kapnrov eSovcriVy 

2.(rcrov l6*, ais k€V Oa(T(rov oXiOpov Tretpa^' iKYjau* 

Homer. Iliads VI., 142. 

"But be thou mortal, and the fruits of earth, 
Thy food, approach, and quickly meet thy doom." — (Lord Derby.) 

** Et 8c Tt5 okpos €v di/^ptoTTotcnv, av€v KapArov 
ov (^atVcTttt." Pindar. Pythia, XIL, 28 (50). 

" Ne'er, save by toiling, mortal has aught of blessing found." — {Morice.) 

**Et 8€tV' eSpaaa^j 8€tva koX TraO€iV ere Bel, 

8t/ca5 8' efeXa/Ai/rcv oclov cfxio^.** 

Sophocles. Fragment {Ajax Looms) 11. 

" Hast thou done fearful evil ? Thou must bear 
Evil as fearful, so the holy light 
Of righteousness shines clearly." — {Plumptre.) 

ttL Orj TTOv Tts eirovpavLOs ^€05 ecrTLV. 

HoMEB. Odyssey t XF77.,^484. 
"If that indeed there be a God in heaven." 

tiL uepov^ wpat^ 771; Act?, ;(«//, wvos op yd v. 

Aesop. Fables, GDI. — {The Grasshopper and the Ants.) 
"If you sang in the summer-time, then dance through the winter." 

**Et Kol cr<f>6hp^ €V7rop€L yap, d^c^atw? TpVKJyq. • 

TO T^s TV)(rj^ yap pevp^a /ACTaTTtTrrct Taxy.*' 

Menander. Georgos, Fragment 1, 4. 

"Though one be prosperous beyond all others, 
Yet his luxurious life is insecure, 
For swift turns fortune's tide." 

JCit KaKOv COT/Acv, Tt yap^iu rjp.a's^ ciTTcp aArjuix)^ KaKov cap^ev ; 

Aristophanes. Thesmophoriazusae, 789. — {Chorus.) 

" But come now, wherefore do you marry us, 
If we be truly evil ? "— ( Whedwright. ) 

**Et KaTavoi70"ct5 ra twv avOptaTTiov Trpdyp.ara, fvpov; av airra ovre 

cX7rt8o? ovT€ <^6Pov a^ia.** Lucian. Dejnonax, 20. 

"If you will carefully consider the affairs of mankind you will find that 
they are not worth either hopes or fears." 


Alexander. {Plutarch^ A lexandirt XI 1 '. ) 
"If I were not Alexander 1 would be Diogenea." 

"** ('AAA') €t jjLty rjv KkoLOVcriv lafrOai fcafca, 

KOL Tov OavovTa SaKpvoi^ dvLordvai, 

'O )(pvcr6^ rj(T(rov icnj/Jia tov icXcuetv av rjv, 

Sophocles. Fra^nent (Scj/riae) 501. 

" If men by tears couUl heal their several ills, 
And by their weeping bring the dead to life, 
Then gold would be of far less price than teAVS,'*—{Plu)nptre.) 

■** Et TO. ^KpV rfflLV TWV KaK(DV Y/V <lidpfiaKOVf 

d€L & 6 KXauo-as tov wovelv lirav^To 

rjXaTTOfica-O^ dv Sdxpv 86vt€^ xpva-Lov" 

Philemon. Sarditis^ Fragment 1, 1. 

** If tears were for our sorrows remedy, 
And he who wept no longer felt the smart, 
Then would we gladly barter gold for tears." 

"^'Et iJLT) TO Xa^civ rjv, ovSe et? Trovrjpo^ yv,*' 

DiPHiLUS. Fdbulae Incertae^ Fragmc7it 14. 
** Were there no lust of gain none would be evU." 


"**Et /A-/; <^vXa<ror€t9 fiLKp\ dirok€L^ tol p.€Ll^ova, 

Menandbr* Monosticha, 172. 
" Careless of small things greater things you'll lose.'* 

"** Et 7ravT€5 d7roOavovfi€0* ols firj ytyv€Tat 

d l3ovX.6fi€O'0a, TTCLvres aTroOavov/xcOa, 

Philemon. Ptoche, Fragment 3. 

" If all of us must die who cannot have 
What we would wish, then all of us must die." 

■** Et 7ravT€9 ifiorjOovfiev aXkr/koi^ d€L, 

ov8ct9 av tov dvOpoyrros iBerjOrj Tv^rj^**' 

Menandbr. Fahulae Incertae^ Fragment 71. 

" If all men ever will their neighbours aid, 
Then none shall ever call in vain on fortune." 

"** Et crwjjLa Sovkov, ctAA' 6 vov? ik€vO€po^." 

Sophocles. Fragment G77. 
** My body is enslaved, my mind is free."— {Plumptre*.) 

" Et Tt y toTl kafXTTpOV KOL KakoV 

t) \dpL€V dvOpwTroLcrL, 8ta <r€ ytyverat. 

dtramra tw irkovTetv yap io-O^ viri^Koa,** 

Aristophanes. Plutus, 144. — (Chreviylm.) 

"If there be aught 
Illustrious, fair or graceful in mankind, 
It is through thee, for all things are subservient 
To wealth."— ( Whedvjright,) 


" El Tt ttaXov epyov Tr(iTOii)Ka, rovro /xov nvrj/uiov ia-ral' tl 
oiS' 01 irdyTC% avSpiovrts-" 
Aqesilaus. {Plutarch, Apophtkegmala Laconica, Agesilaus, 
(215, A.1 

" K Tis vjrtpPdXXoi TO fitTpuiv, TO iiTiTtfiiriaTaTa anpirimo 
yiyvovTO." Epictbtos. DissertatioTUS, JVa^njw 

" If one oversUpi the Ijounds of moderation, the gieateat pleunrc 
to please." 

" Ei TO KoAiuf dvyitTKUV afiCT^<; fitpoi l<rn iicyunoi', 

■^/uv Ik wdiTun' tout' djrtvdiit tuCT- 

SmoNiDEs OP Ckob. Epi(p-ams, Fragment 85 (1 

"Ei To« iv oiKif) 'j(priiuiiTiv \fXtii/.fti$a, 
ij S' tvytwa Koi to ytmiioc /ifVft." EuRiPiDKa. Frag?MnlS 

" Ei TOIS fi^6vrTt'oii,ivoK iKavrrp ^jiipa,^ 
iXytiv OMviPaive rqv K£<^aX^ Trpo tov vieiv 
Tov aitpaToi', ^fiSiv ovSk t« tTrivfi" ar. 
wyl Si TrpoTtpov toB jtovov t^v -^801^ 
Trpoka/i^dvovrfS VTrtpw/tev T&yaSiM." 

Clearohub. Coratthii, Fragmei 
" If daily drinkers felt the headache first, 
Before the tasting, few would feel athirat ! 
But now, alas ! conies pleasure first, then pain, 
Too lal« to teach that abstinence is gain."--(^. A, Pedes.) 

"EiSwiu p-kv p-riSev, ttX^c airo tovto, /tJjSfv tiStvai." 

Socrates. {Diogenes Laertins, IL, 5, It 
" He knew nothing, eicept this one thing, that he knew nothit^." 

— {Py lades. 

That B had wife should make her husband bod." J 

" E[|iia/i/iEVoi' St Tiuv KUKiav ySouXftj/iaTiuv 
KOxis d/iOt^as ioTi KapTtovtrSai ^porots." 

Anon. (Stobaeus, FloriUgium, V., B. 
" Tis by the fates ordained that all mankind 
From evil ooansels evil harvests reap." 


** ('AAA') ctTTcp €t ycwato?, a)5 avro^ Xey€t5, 

<rrj fxaiv\ OTOV t' €t ;(d)7rd^€v • to yap KoXta^ 

7r€<^u/cos ovSct? av fxidvutv Xoyo9." 

Sophocles. Fragment (Aletes) 91. 

" If thou art noble, as thou say'st thyself, 
Tell me from whence thou'rt sprung. No speech can stain 
What comes of noble nature, nobly hoTu,"—{Plumptre.) 

('AAA') UTTip COTtV €V fipOTOLS l/rCvST/yOpCCV 

TTiOavov, vofu^€Lv XPV y^ '^^^ TOVVaVTiOV * 
aTTLiTT a\r]6rj woAAa (n>/x,)8atv€tv jSporots/' 

Euripides. Thyestes^ Frag^tient 7. 

" If lies tind easy credence with mankind, 
So, too, we must believe the contrary. 
That the improbable proves ofttimes true." 

" EtTTcp t(rrjv p(ofx.r)v yvwfirj, Ary/Aocr^cvcs, €Tx€S, 

owot' av 'EXXrjvuiv rip^ev^Aprji; MafceSdjv." 
Plutarch. Devwsthencs, XXX. — {Inscribed 011 the base of 

Deniosthenes' statue.) 

" Had but thy strength been equal to thy judgment, 
Greece ne'er had served the Mars of Macedon." 

" EtTrcp KaKOV cfiipec Tt5, al(T)(yvYj^ arep, 
€0"T0) * jJLovov yap KepBos cv nOvrjKOo-i ' 
KaKiav 8c Kacrxp^y ov tlv evKkelav cpets." 

Aeschylus. Sejptem contra Thebas, 683. — (Etcocles.y 

** If a man must bear enl, let him still 
Be without shame — sole protit that in death. 
No glory comes of base and evil deeds." — [JHumptre.) 

" Klp-qvY) ycwpyov, kolv Trcrpat? 

Tp€(f)€L fCaA(09, 7rdA,€p,09 Sk KOLV TTeStO) KaKoi?." 

Menander. Fabulae IncertaCy Fragtmnt 95. 

" In peace e'en stony ground the farmer feeds ; 
In war he starves e'en on the fertile plain." 

TjiS avpiov Ta o"irovoaia, 

Archias the Spartan. (Plutarch, PelopidaSy X.y 
•'Business to-morrow." 

" I'it? 8' €i*y €V€Lav oXiy €^(0) <f>pa.(Tai KaXd * 

6 fiey yap icrOXos cvyevrj^ €/x,oty' dv7]p, 

6 8' ov 8t'fcato9, Kav afx^ivovo^ irarpo^ 

Zrjvo^ 7r€(f>vKrj, Bvayevrj^ etvai SoKct." 

Euripides. Dictys, Fragment 10^ 

" T take but small account of noble birth ; 
For me the virtuous is the noble man ; 
The vicious, though his f.-ither ranked above 
Great Zeus himself, I still would base-born call." 


304 EI2 EST'— EK A TriEIAi. 


Et5 €<rr' avToycv^?, cvos eicyova Travra TCTUKTat, 

€V 8' avTOt? avT05 7r€/[)tvt<ro-€T<u * ovSc Tt5 avTov 

tLcropduq. uvrjTiav avro9 0€ y€ Travt; opaarai. 

Orphica. Fragment 1, 6. 

"One is the self-born, all created things 
From One are sprung ; all things doth One pervade, 
Unseen of mortals, yet Himself all-seeing." 

" Et5 ecTTt SouXos oiKia9, 6 SeoTroT?/?." 

Menandeb. iLfonos^ic/kz, 168. 

''One household drudge there is, the house's master." 

*** EtS IJiVpiOVS OpVlOaS d€TOS orojSct, 

SosiTHEUs. (5to6a€W«, Florilegium, LL^ 23.) 

'^One eagle scares away ten thousand birds ; 
One brave man quells a multitude of cowards." 

■**Ers oiQ)vo9 dptcTTOS, dfivveaOaL ttc/dI Trdrpi]^,*' 

Homer. Iliad, XII., 243. 

" The best of omens is our country's CAHse."— (Lord Derby.) 

'** El? TO /jL€Ta7r€La'aL paSiws a jSovXeraL 

inOavov^ ^X^'-^ etw^cv rj kXlvt} Xoyovs." 

Philiscus. Philargyri, Fragment 1. 

" To get her way with ease in everything she wills 
The bedfellow has most persuasive arguments." 

" EtCrt 8' OLTLV€^ 

alyovcriv avoaov dvSp\ €fjLol 8' ovSel^ ook€l 
ciKOi Trevrjs u)V dvoaro^, o.XX act vocreLV, 

SoFHOCLES. Fragment (Creusa) 326. 

" And though there be that praise a life kept free 
From all disease, to me no poor man seems 
In that blest state, but sick continually." — (Pluinptre.) 

'**(*AX\') €.1(t\ tov KepBov^ ttTTavTC? rJTTOve^.*' 

Aristophanes. Plutus, 363. — {Blepsidemus.) 
"All are slaves of pelf."— ( WJieelwright.) 

^* ('AXX') €i<rlv firjTpl TTtttSc? dyKvpai /3lov.'' 

Sophocles. Fragvient (Phaedra) 612. 
"Sons are the anchors of a mother's life."— (P^wm^^re.) 

•** 'Efc 8' vytcta? 

<f}p(vii)V 6 TracTLV <^tXo5 

Kttt TToXucv/cTOSoX^o?." Aeschylus. Eumenides, 5S5.—(Chorus, 

" While from the soul's true health 
Comes the fair fortune, loved of all mankind, 

And aim of many a prayer." — (Plumptre.) 

EK AE A102— EK TOT TAP. 365 

" 'Ek 8c Ai^ /8a<riX^€?.** Callimachus. Hymnus in Jbtvm, 79. 
** Kings are from Zeus.'* 

** 'E#c Albs ap^(afjL€(r6a koi cis Aia Xiyyrrc, Movcrai,** 

Theocritus. IdyUs^ XVIL^ 1. 
" Let us with Zeus begin, and end, Muse, with Zeus.** 

" *Ek Aios apx^fi^crda^ rhv ov'Scttot* ovSpes ^wfxcv 
apprjTOVy ficoTai 8c A 16s Tracrai /A€V dyvtcu, 
iracrai 8' dv^p<07ra)v ayopai, /xcor?/ 8c OaXacrcrOf 
Koi Xi/AcVcs, irdvTTy 8c Atos K€\piffJL€$a irdvTCS, 
Tou yap Kttt yei'os i(rfi€v.** 

Aratus. ^a^ryntfnf. (Stofto^ti^, Eclogues^ I., 8, 8.) 

" Let us with Zeus begin, whom mortals ne'er 
May leave unhymned : with whom our streets are tilled, 
Our markets and our harl)ours and the sea : 
Zeus who is with us wheresoe'er we turn, 
For are we not his children ? " 


** 'Ek ^cwv yap fia)(avat Tracrat ^poTcais dpcrais 
Koi <ro<^oi Kol X^P^^ Plotcu Trc/otyXwcrcroi t' c<^vv.' 

Pindar. Pythia, I., 41 (79). 

"Gods alone the gifts can grant that to mortals glory bring. 

Wisdom comes of them, and valorous arm, and skilful ttuigue." 

— {Morice,) 

" *E/c fi€v ovv ala'0'i^(T€(j}s yiverat fjiv^fjurj, cuorTrcp Xcyo/xcv, ^k 8^ fjLvyjfir)^ 

TToAAaKts Tov avTOv yLvojJi€vrj% c/^irctpta." 

Aristotle. Analytica Posteriorat 11.^ 19, 4. 

"From perception therefore springs memory, as they say, and from 
memory often refreshed comes experience. 

" 'Ek Moucrav dya^ov kXcos cpp^crat dv^ptoTrotcrt,'* 

Theocritus. Idylls, XVI., 58. 
"High honour oft the Muso on man bestows." 

" 'Ek iroXifxov /xiv yap ccpi^vr; fiaAAov pipaiovrat * d<^* r/(rv;(t<i9 8^ 

/x^ TToXc/x^crat ov^ ofXOLWs olklvSwov.** 

Thucydides. History, J., 124, 2. 

** It is as the result of war that peace is most firmly established, but thorii 
is not the same security in the mere avoidance of war for the sake of 
ease and quiet." 

"'Ek TOLavTTjs apa (ipx^^ rjprrjTat 6 ovpavb^ koI 1^ <^v(Tt9.** 

Aristotle. Motaphysica, XL, 7. 
"From such beginnings sprang heaven and nature." 

"'Ek tou vap cu;(cp(09 Xcyctv otlovv twv altrxpiov yCvtrai koX to 

TTotctv cruFcyyv?." Aristotle. Volitica, /V., 16, 7. 

"We are often brought nearer to unbecoming actions by the heedlesH use 
of unbecoming words." 


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Ek tov KaKOV yap rf ^vo"ts tlkt€l icaKOV, 

0)9 €^ i^^LOVT)^ TTCLAiv €;(tOva ytvcrat. 

IsiDORUS. (StobaeuSy Florilegiuin, XC, 9.) 

" Evil from evil nature bringeth forth, 
As viper is from viper bred. " 

'Ek tov iraOiiv yiyvitXTKe koL to (rvfi7raO€LV * 

Kai COL yap aXXo9 (rvjji7ra0ij(rerai Tra^wv." 

Philemon. Fabiilae Incertae, Fragment 51, b. 

" From suflFering learn too to sympathise ; 
Who's suflfered thus shall sympathise with thee." 

""'Efc T(ov irovtav tol Tayaff av^€Tai ^poTOts." 

Menandeb. MonosticJuiy 149. 
" E'en from their sufferings men's blessings grow." 

" (^AAV) €fc8t8a(r/c€t iravO^ 6 yrfpacKUiv ;(pdvos." 

Aeschylus. Prometheus Vincttcs^ 981.—' (ProiiietJieus.) 

"Time waxing old can many a lesson teach." — [Plumptre.) 

' " ^EKfiapTvpelv yap avSpa rots avTov Tv;(a5 

€ts irdvTas OLfxaOh;, to 8* €7rticpu7rT€0"6at cro<f>6v.^^ 

Euripides. Oedipus, Fragment 3. 

** Foolish is he who all his woes lays bare 
To all the world ; 'tis wise to keep them hid." 

EjKihv yap ovocts OovAto) xprjTaL ^vyw. 

Aeschylus. Agamemnon, 953. — (Agamemnon.) 
"None of their own will choose a bond-slave's life." — [Plumptre.) 

tiKiov avayfcas arcp 
3ifcaio9 a)v ovK avoXjSos €0"Tai * 
iraviaX^Opo^ 8' ovttot' av yivoiTo" 

Aeschylus. Eumenides, 550. — (C/iore^s.) 

•* And one who of his own free will is just, 
Not by enforced constraint, 
He shall not be unblest, 
Nor can he e'er be utterly o'erthrown." — (Plwnptre.) 

** EXatroro) KaKa 7roLO')(ova-L ol avOpiairoL vtto tiov i)(6p(i)v rj vtto Toiv 
diAwv." Demonax. Fragment 11. (Orelli, Opuscula Grae- 

corum Veterorum.) 
" Men suffer less at the hands of their enemies than of thdir friends." 

•** EXA<t>poVf oo'TiS Trrj/xaTtDV l^to TrdSa 
i^€i, irapatveiv vovOeTelv t€ tov KaKtos 

Aeschylus. Prometheus Vinctus, 263. — (Prometheus.) 

" 'Tis a light thing for him who has his foot 
Beyond the reach of evil to exhort 
And counsel him who suffers." — (Plumptre,) 


Socrates. (Diogenes Laertius, U., 5, 11, 27.) 
** He who has the fewest wants is nearest to the god*." 

" (Il/oaovcos) 

'EA.€y;(' cXey;(ov * XoL^opelaOoL S' ov Oifus 

Av^pas iroLTfTas wcnrcp a/JTOTroiAtSa?.** 

Aristophanes. Banae^ 856.— (Diowj/SMS.) 

"Mildly argue and be argued with ; 
For 'tis not proper that poetic men 
Should at each other rail like bakers' wives." — ( Wheehcrijht.) 

"''EXc^c yap T19 a)S to. )(€Lpova 

TtXcLU) PpOTolo'LV ioTL TWV Ct/XCtl'dvtOV. 

iyu) 8c TOVTOi'S dvTLav yviiifirfv c;(0), 

irXuin TOL \prj(TTCL Twv KaKiov €tvat ppoTol^, 

ct yxTf) yap 17V too , ovk av yjjjLfv cv ^aet. 

Euripides. S'upplices^ 1S6. — (Theseus.) 

•' There be that say 
That evil more abounds with men than good. 
Opinion adverse unto these I hold, 
That more than evil good abounds with men : 
Were this not so, we were not of the light." — (A. S. Way.) 

**'E\€v^€pta . . . dyaOrj o-vvctSy^o'ts. " 

Periander. {StobaeuSt Floi-ilegium^ XXIV., 12.) 

"Freedom is a clear conscience." 
** ^^XevOcpov dSvvaTOV ctvat tov irdOccri hovXfvovroL, koI vtto iraOCjv 

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Pythagoras. (St&hacus, Florilcgium, XVIII. , 23.) 
" None can be free who is a slave to, and ruled by, his passions." 

" AovXevcti' irdOeo-i \a\€-7r(i)T€pov ^ Tvpavvot?." 

Pythagoras. (StobaeuSj Florilegium, FJ., 47.) 
" It is a harder lot to be a slave to one's passions than to tyrants. " 

^* 'EXci' ^€po5 yap ouTt9 ctrrt, irXyjv A to?." 

Aeschylus. Prometheus Vinctus, 50. — (Strength.) 

" For none but Zeus can freedom call his own." — (Plumptre.) 

" 'EXcu^epo? Tras kvi ScSovAcoTat, vd/xo), 
v(Tiv 0€ OovAos, fcai vofwi) Kat 0€cr7rarr). 

Mbnander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 150. 

" One thing all freemen serve, the law ; 
But two the slave : law and his master." 

*** 'EAAu;(vi(i)v o^etv avrov to. ivOvfXT^fiara.** 

Pytheas. (Plutarch^ Demosthenes, 8.) 
•• His impromptus smell of the lamp." 

368 EAnE20AI--EMOT AE. 

" EXTTtcrOaL )(py wolvt* • cttci ovk ear oiSev acXTrrov. 

pa^ia TrdvTa 6€W rcXeorai, koI api^vvTov ovSeV." 

Linus. (StobcLcus, Florilegium, CX,, l,y 

** Let us then hope all things, for nought is hopeless, 
And all things can the gods with ease accomplish.'* 

" AcXtttov oiSev, travra 8' cXTrti^etv )(p€ii)V.^^ 

Euripides. HypsipiltLs^ Fragment 13. 
** Nothing is hopeless ; all things may be hoped for." 

**'Ev cXttutiv ')(ji7} Tous (Tocfiovs €;(€tv /3lov.'* 

Euripides. Ino^ Fragment 7. 
" The wise should ever base their life on hope." 

" EA.7rt^€ Travra fi^XP'' yVP*^^-* ^v^to^ wv." 

Menander. Monosticha, 661. 
"Till old age comes, hope ever, being mortal." 

" 'E\irt5 iv avOpitiTroLS /JLOVvq Oeo^ icrOkr] cveorrtv, 

Theoqnis. Sententiae, 1136. 

" Alone 'mongst mortals dwelleth kindly Hope ; 
The other gods are to Olympus fled." 

"'EXtti? KaKov KcpSeos OLp^rj tprjfJLLrj^.'' 

Democritus. Ethica^ Fragment 77 (65). 
** The hope of dishonest gain is the beginning of loss." 

" 'EXtti? (7rao-tv KOivoTawf) ' /cat yap ots aXko fJirjBey, avrrj Trapeo'Ttv.'*' 

Thales. (StobaeuSf Flmilegiumy CX, 24.) 

"Nothing is more imiversal than hope, for those have hope who hav& 
nothing else in the world." 

" 'E/x€ 8* dSt/cetTO) 7rXor<rto9 /cat /u,^ Treny? • 
paov <f}€p€LV yap /cpctTTOVtov TupavvtSa." 

Menander. Fabulae Incerta^^ Fragment 68. 

" Your petty tyrant's insolence I hate. 
If wrong is done me, be it from the great."— (J?". A, Paley.) 

. " 'E/A€ A'rjfioaOivr)^, rf vs rrfV ^AOrjvav,'* 

Demades. {Plutarch, Demosthenes^ XL) 
" To compare Demosthenes to me is like comparing a sow to Minerva." 

II it? V ON ' ' *» V J» 

£jflOL 0€ /XOVOtS TrpOTTtVe TOLS OfJifiaCTL. 

Philostratus. Epistolae, XXXIII. 
" Drink to me only witli thine eyes." 

" 'E/xoi; Se cpwTttv povX-Ofiai fiaWov Toi»s dv^pojTrous, 8ta rt dvSpta? 

ov K€tTat KaTWVos i) 8ta tl /cetTat." 

Cato Major. (PhUarch^ Apophtliegmata Catonis^ 10.) (198, f.) 

**I would rather men asked why there was no statue of Cato than why 
'there was one." 


EMOT eAN0NT02— EN KAK0I2I. 3^9 

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" 'Eaov Savovro^ yoTa fUx$'qT(t> irvpu 

Anon. {Quoted by SttefonitM, Nero, 38.) 

" When I am dead let earth with fire be mingled." 

" *Ev yap ry Trj% irovrfpta^ vwepPoXy r^v cXTrtSa r^s crtonypias ix^u 

Demosthbnes. In AristogitonBinf J., 5. 

" In the eztremity of evil lies the hope of salvation." 

"'^Ev yap Tt TOts SovXoicriv aicrxyvrjv c^cpct, 

Tovvofjua * TO. 8' oAAa Travra roiv iXevOipoxy 

ovSels KaKLttiv 8oi)Xo5, oorts €o-^Xos |y." 

Euripides. Ion, 854. — (T/te Pedagogue.) 

" There is but one thing bringeth shame to slaves, 
The name ; in all else ne'er a slave is worse 
Than free men, so he bear an upright soul.** — [A, S, Way.) 

" 'Ei/ yfj 7r€V€<T$aLL Kpurrov^ 17 irXovrovvra ttXciv.'* 

Antiphanes. Ephesia, Fragment 2. 
Menandeb. Monosticha, 664. 

" 'Tis better to be poor on land than rich and go to sea." 

PosiDipPus. PomobosciCs, Fragment, 
" Who has not been to sea knows not what evil is." 

" 'Ev 8' €ir€(r 'Ofccavw Xap/irpov <f>do^ rieXLOuo 

€\kov vvKTa jxiXaxvav hri ^€t8(i)pov aipovpav,** 

HOMEB. lUad, VIII., 485. 

" The sun, now sunk beneath the ocean wave. 
Drew o'er the teeming earth the veil of night." — {Lord Derby.) 

**'Ev 8€ StKatocrvvy ctvXXt^/^i^yjv iracr* dperq omv, 
was 8€ T* dvrjp dyaOos, K.vpv€, SUaios cwv.'* 

Thboqnis. Sententiae, 147. 
** Of virtue justice is the sum and substance. 
And every man is virtuous who is just." 

" 'Ev Orjpiois 8c Kol TnOrJKOis ovra Set 

cTvat iriOr}Kovy Apollodorus Carystius. AdeVphi, Fragment, 

" But if with beasts and apes you have to do, 
Why, you must play the brute and monkey too," — {F. A, PcUcy.) 

"'Ev Kaipia fjLcraPoXrjs kolL ol cr<f>68pa Swarol rOxv d(rO€V€(rT€p<ov 
cvoc€t9 ytvovraL. 

Aesop. Fables, 266. — {The Lion and the Mouse.) 
" In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest." 

" 'Ev KaKo2cn Sk 
ov paSiov PpOToitriv €v<f>r)fji€tv orro/xa." 

Euripides. Hecuba, 663.— {The Servant.) 
"'Mid woes 
Not easily may mortal lips speak fair."— (^. S. Way.) 





" 'Ev WKTL povXrj TOLS (ro<t>oi(Ti yiyv^rai.' 

Menandbb. Monostic)ia, 190. 

" By night comes counsel to the wise." 

** 'E»' ots av arvxyjonfi rts avOpmiro^ tottois, 

yKurra tovtols TrAryo-ta^wv i^Serat." 

Amphis. Ampelurgus, Fragfnotvt 2. 

"Small pleasure has a man when he draws nigh 
The place where he has met misfortune." 

•''Ef oprfij /JiiQT€ Tt Xiyeiv, /ai7T€ TrpdcrcrcLV.*' 

Pythagoras. (Diogenes Laertius^ VIII,y 1, 19, 28.) 
" In anger we should refrain both from speech and action." 

" 'Ev xavTi yap tol cr#co/07rto9 <f>povp€L Xt^aJ." 

Sophocles. Fragment (Aectnalotides), 36. 
"'Neath every stone there lies a scorpion hid." — {Plumptre.) 

•* *Ev iroLCTL 8c T0t9 €/)yot9 ov;( ovro) t^9 o.p)(rj^ fJivrj/jLov€vofJi€V, 0)9 t^9 
TcX€irr^9 aLa-Ori(nv Xafi/^dvofxev.*' 

IsocRATES. Ad JDemonicumf V,t a* (Stepliens, p. 12, c.) 

"In everything that we accomplish we do not so much remember the 
beginning as take note of the completion." 

** 'El' TTvpl fjL€V )(pv(t6v T€ KOI dpyvpov i8pt€<s avSp€9 

ytyvwo"KOU(r', dvSpos 8' otvo9 cSct^c voov." 

Theoonis. Sententiae, 499. 

I " As in the fire the skilled artificer 

Tries gold and silver, so doth wi»e lay bare 
The heart of man." 

hv Tat9 avapoAat? Ta>v Kafca>v cvcot a/a/. 

Euripides. Hercules Furcns, 93. — (Ampliitrycni.) 
" Even in delay is salve for evils found." — [A, S. Way.) 

** 'Ev T0t9 KaKOLS yap dyaOol G-a<t>icrraroi 

{fiiXoL,'* Euripides. Hecuba, 1226. — {Hecuba.) 

* ' For in adversity the good are friends 
Most true. "—(^. S. Way,) 

**'Ev Tw TTiOia Tqv Acepa/xctav €7rt;(€tp€tv /xav^avctv." 

Plato. Gorgias, LXX, (Stephens, p. 614, c.) — (/Sotfra^^s.) 
"To begin with the wine-jar in learning the potter's art."— (Jot^*^^.) 

" 'Ei/ TO) <l>pov€LV yap /at/Scv ^8tO-T09 ^109." 

Sophocles. 4/^^» 553. — (4/a«.) 
* ' Sweetest life is found 
In those unconscious years ere yet thou know 
Or joy or sorrow." — (Plumptre.) 

''"Eva • • . oAAa Xcovra." 

Aesop. Fables, 240. — (The Lioness and the Fox.) 

" One, but a lion." 



*' 'EvSo/Attxas ax aXeKTOip." Pindab. Olympia, XIL, 14 (20). 

" Cooped like a cock from foes beyond tlie pen." — (MoHce.) 

^'''EvSov pXhre, "EvSov yj Trqyrj rov ayaOov, Koi del ava/3kveLV 
SwafJLevrf, iav act crKOLTrrrj^,*' 

Marcus Aurelius. Qicod sibi ipsi scripsit, VII. , 59. 

"Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease 
flowing, if you cease not from digging." 

** 'Ei/6^775, eirXevcras, Kan^)(Or}^' eK^rjOi.** 

Marcus Aurelius. Quod sibi ipsi scripsitj HI., 3. 

''Thou hast embarked, thou hast set sail, thou hast reached port ; 'tis time 
to disembark." 

^'''EvccrTt yap tto)? tovto tq TV/oawtSt 

voayjfjia, T0t9 <f>ikoLcri fxr] ireiroiO ivai,^ 

Aeschylus. ProTnetheus VinctuSy 224. — (Frometlieus.) 

" For somehow this disease in sovereignty 
Inheres, of never trusting to one's friends." — [Plumptre.) 

^^''EvcoTTt yap Tt9 iv XoyoLcrtv 17S01/1/, 

XrjOrjv orav ttolCjctl tcuv oktcdv KaKUiV, 

Sophocles. Fragment (ThyestOB) 237. 

" Some pleasure is there found even in words, 
When with them comes forgetfulness of ills." — [Plumptre.) 

*'*Ei/^a yap tl Set Kal ij/evSo^ Xeyeo-Oai, XeyicrOo),** 

Herodotus. History y III., 72. 
"Where something must be told, even it be not true, let it be told." 

***Ev^a 8c NvfCT09 TTtttScs ipefjivrj^ olkC €)(ov(rLV, 

"Yttvos kol ©avaros SeLvol Oeoi." Hesiod. Theogonia, 758. 

** There dwell the children twain of dusky Night, 
The dread gods Sleep and Death." 

***Ei/t yap iw€)(€(rOaL KpeiTTOV, rj Svolv Ka/cotv." 

Aristophanes. Ecclesiaztcsae, 1096. — (The Youth.) 
" Better one evil 'tis to face than two." 

***Evtot TToAxW fiky Seairo^ovcrt, yvvoL^l 8e SovXevovcriv.** 

Democritus. Ethicay Fragment 169 (181). 
'* Some who are masters of many men are yet slaves to women." 

^''Eotfccv 6 )Stos Oedrpia • 8to 7roXA.aKi9 \€LpL(rTOi rov KaXkiaTov iv 
auTO) Kari^ovcTL tottov,** 

Aristonymus. (StobaetM, Florilegvumt CVL, 14.) 
'* Life is like a theatre, where the worst men often get the best places." 

** 'Evrav^a /xcvTOt TraKTa rdvOp^iHV vo(r€ty 

KaKoU orav OiXtacrtv laaOax Ka#ca.*' Sophoclbs. Fragment 98. 

''Then does men's life become one vast disease, 
When once they seek their ills by ills to Guie."— {Plumptre,) 

372 EH 0NTX02— Eni THPAOX 

"'Ef JvV;(OS TOV XcOVTtt." 

Alcabus. {Plutarch^ de Defectu Oraculorum^ III.} 
" From a claw to draw the lion." 

"'Ett* AyXxurf f^rjXi^/xovi^ ctcrt yvvatKcs.** 

MusABUS. Hero and Leander, 37^ 
" Of beauty women are ever jealous. " 

tjTrav 0€ yrjfjiifis, ovO€ cravrov Kvpiov 

l^co-Ttv ctvat." Alexis. Fabulae IncertaCt Fragment 34, ?► 

"Once thou art wed, no longer canst thou be 
Lord of thyself." 

" 'Ettciv eyyvs OdvaTOS IX^ 

ovSct? cavTw o ^cXci PovXeverai • 

OvqcTKiL 8' 6 OvT^CTKitiv Kar' i8iav elfJiapfjJvrp^.** 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertaet Fragment 38^ 

** When death draws nigh, no longer man may scheme 
For his desire ; for fate to each allots 
The manner of his death." 

JCiTrav €K fieTapoArjs €7rt KpcvTTOV yevrj, 
OT €VTVX€LS fJi€fivrj(TO T^s TTpoTc/oas ru;^/;?." 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment 183» 
" If there should dawn for thee a brighter day. 
When fortune smiles remember thy past woes." 

" 'Ettoiv €V dyaOoLS cvvoov/acvos tis ^v 

^rjTTJ Tt Kp€lTTOV WV €Y6t, ^TJTet KaKtt.** 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 171» 

*' He who while faring well at Fortune's hands 
Asks more than she has given, asks for ills." 

**''E7r€a TTTcpocvTa." Homer. {Iliad and Odyssey, passim.) 

"Winged words." 

'EttciS^ p.r) ytvcrat ra Trpay/xara ws PovXo/jLcOa, Set PovXeo-Oai ws 
ytVcTcti." Aristotle. {Stoba£USy Florilegium, III., 53.) 

" If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they 
turn out." 

" M-^ C^T€t Toi ytvd/ACva yivtcrOai ws ^eXcts, aXXa Oikf. m 

yivopifva 0)5 ytVcrat, Kat cvpojo-cts." 

Epictetus. Enchiridion, VIII. 
"Do not seek to bring things to pass in accordance with your 
wishes, but wish for them as they are, and you will find 

" r/JTi yrjpao^ ovdo). 

Plato. Republic^ L, 2, (Stephens, p, Z2%, -e,) — (Socrates.) 
"On the threshold of old age." 

Eni TOKS— EniSTHMH. 373 

*** 'Etti TOts airoOirqcrKOvcri fJitf Xvttoi;, ayayKoiov yap, oAA' iwl toi? 

PoLYAENus. (5to6a«W5, Florilegiunij CXXIV,j 31.) 

" Do not grieve for the dying, for die they must, but grieve for those whose 
end is dishonourable." 


-«( ' 

JCiTTt TOV €VTV)(rj 

TrrjSuxr^ del icqpvK€^,** Euripides. Orestes, 895. — {The Messenger.) 
"Whom fortune smiles on heralds fly to aid." 

Em )(pT^iJuacrLV 8* wv l/xTropos <f>pov€i /xeya, 

■ - >> 


Antiphanes. Melitta^ Fragment, 

rich shipowners fall, 
The wind it is that really owns it all." — [F. A. Paley.) 

wv iam irdvruiv cvlot' dvcfws Kvpto^ *' 

"Though profits large to rich shipowners fedl, 
id it is " 

*** 'E7rtS€tKVi;(ro, /x^ iv to2^ Xoyots, a <f>pov€LV, aXX' Iv tw c/oyo), a 


Pythagoras. {Johannes Dainascenus^ MS. FUyrentinum^ I., 7, 36.) 

" Show rather in your actions what should be done than in your words 
what should be thought" 

^' 'ETTtTToXafctV OV Tt ^^ TOV OvfJiOV, OlWcL TOV VOOV.** 

Epicharmus. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 9. 
"Judgment, not passion, should prevail." 

"** 'ETTtoTTa/xat Sc Koi TrcTrctpaftat Xtav 

0)5 Twv i)(6vT(i)v 7ravT€9 dvOpoiiroL ^tXot.'* 

Euripides. Cressae, Fragment 4. 

" I know, and far too oft I've tested it, 
That rich men have the whole world for their friends." 

£jTri(TTaiuLi 0€ iravtf , 0(t cirycvi; ;(p€(ov, 

ortyav ^*, OTTOU Set, /cat Acyctv, tv' d(r<f>a\€^ • 

opal/ c^ a Oct /x€, fcov;( opav a firj ^p^taVf 

yacrrpos Kparelv Sc." Euripides. InOf Fragment 17. 

" All that becomes a gentleman I know ; 
To silent be when needful, or to speak 
When speech is safe ; to see what may be seen, 
Or, when occasion calls, to close my eyes ; 
And to control my appetites." 

'** *E7na"n7/xTy yap koI xpT^fxara ov;( ivl /ACTpctrat." 

Aristotle. Ethica Eudemia, VII. ^ 10, 25. 
"Knowledge and wealth are not meted out to the same person." 

*** 'E7rto-T^/x>7 yap, oT/jlol, Sel Kpiv^trOai dAA' ov irXrjO^i to fxiWoP 

KaA(09 KpiOrjcr€<rOaL." 

Plato. Laches, IX. {Stephens, p. 184, e.) — {Socrates.) 

"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers." 

— {Jowett.) 


374 EniSXES— EPrOT AE. 

" 'E7r/o';(€S • ovTOL TO Ta)(y ttjv hiK-qv €)(€t • 

PpaSil^ 8c /JLvBoL TtXcLCTTOV dvVOV(riV (TOxfiOV, 

Euripides. Phoenissaef 452. — (Jocasta,y 
" Restrain thyself, for haste no justice brings ; 
Unhurried counsels are the crown of wisdom." 

"'Epya^cv, vrJ7n€ Hepcrrjf 

Ipya toit' avOpdIyTroun Oeol SieTiKfi-qpavTO • 

fjLT^TTOTe crvv TratiScorcrt yi'vatKi rc Ovjjlov d)(€v<i)V 

^rjrevrjs piorov Kara, yurova^, ol 8' afiiXCxriv. 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 397* 
"Do with thy might 
Whate'er the gods allot to thee to do, 
Else, sick at heart, with wife and child thou'lt beg 
Thy bread from neighbours who'll care nought for thee." 

"''E/oy/xao'tv €v /xcyaAot? iracrLv dSctv ^^aXcirov." 

SoDON. Fragment 7 (16)w 
" 'Tis hard with song to honour mighty deeds." 

***E/Dyov 8' ovScv ovctSos* depytrj Sc t ovctSos." 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 311.. 
*' No toil can shame thee ; idleness is shame." 

** Kpyov crvvayayeiv crwpbv ev ttoWw )(^p6v(o, 

€V rifJi^pa 0€ ota<l>oprjcraL paOiov. 

DiPHiLus. Fabulae Inccrtae, Fragment 19» 

" Long time thou'lt toil to gather up the heap 
Which thou canst scatter in a single day." 

***Epyou Se TravTOS rfv Tt5 ap^rjTat KaXios, 
#cat ras TcAcvra? ctKO? ecru ovto)9 €;(6tv. 

Sophocles. Fragment 716^ 
'* If any man beginneth all things well, 
It well may be his ends agi-ee thereto."— (PZwTwp^re.) 

^**Ap)(Yj TravTO? tpyov /Aeytorov. " 
Plato. Beimhlic, II,, 17. (Stephens, p. 377, a.) — (Socrates.) 
" The beginning is the chiefest part of any work." — (Jowett.) 

**'A/);(^ yap XcycTat /X€V y/jLicrv Travrb^ iv rats 7rapot/xtat5 
cpyov, Kttt TO yc fcaXtos ap^acrOat TravTcs iyKiDfjud^o/jLcv 


Plato. Laws, VL, 2. (Stephens, p. 763, e.)— (T/ie Atlienian.) 

"As the proverb says, 'a good beginning is half the business'; 
and *to have begun well' is praised by all." — [Joiveit.) 

" AoKCt yap ttXclov r) rj/jLLo-v Travros ctvat 17 dp)(T^." 

Aristotle. Ethica Nicmnachea, L, 7, 21. 
" The beginning is apparently more than half of the whole." 

Ho apxr] AcycTat rjfuoi) ctvat 7ravT09. 

Aristotle. Politica, VIII. , 3.. 
" The beginning is said to be half of the whole. " 


iLpOOt Tt9, l^V €I0WTO9 €LO€Lrj T€)(yrjV. 

Aristophanes. Vespae, 1431. — {Philocleon*} 
" Let each man exercise his best known art."— ( Wheelioright.) 

" 'Kprjfua /jLeydXrj Wtv jxtydXr] ttoXis/' 

Anon. (Meineke, Comicorum Ancmytnorum Fragmenta, 361.) 
"A great city is a great wilderness." 

rdX-KjOk^ 615 ^ws eviOT^ ov ^rfTOVfxcvov.*' 

Menander. Rhapizomeney Fragment 3. 
Truth sometimes comes to light, e'en though unsought." 

j« 'f 

""E/oo)? oro</)torTo{} ytyv€Tat StSao-fcaXo? 

O-fCCUOi; TTOA-V KpeiTTdiV TT/OO? TOV dvBp<JiTr(i}V jSiOV." 

Anaxandrides. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment 10, 

** Love is a teacher wiser far 
In men's affairs than any clumsy sophist," 

""Epwra 8' ooTts /x^ ^eov Kpivci fieyav 

Kal Tcor aTravTcov 8at/AOV(ov VTrepraTOVp 

if (TKato^ icTTLV, ^ /caAwv direipo's <2v, 

ov/c otSc TOV fxiytarrov dvOptairoLS Oeov/' 

Euripides. Auge^ Fragment 5. 

•' He who thinks not that Love's a mighty god, 
Higher than all the deities of heaven, 
Is all uncultured : or, imversed in beauty, 
Knows not the god that ruleth over man." 

TToAXaKiS, o) IIoAv<^aft€, to. fiT] KoXa KoXa 7r€<^avTat." 

Theocritus. Idylls, VI., 18. 

"Oft, Polyphemus, things that have no beauty 
Seem beautiful to Love." 

"'E5 Koivov dXy^iv Tois <f>LKoicri )(p7j <^tXoT;9." 

Euripides. IpTvigenia i/n Aidide, ^08.— (Menelaus.) 
" Friends should friends' sorrows make their own." 

"('AAA') €9 TO KcpSos irapd <t>v(nv SovXevrcov,'* 

Euripides. Phoenissae, Z^6,'^(Polynices.) 
'* E'en against nature we must slave for gain." 

" 'E? TOV tCjv Aavat8(oi/ ttlOov v8po<f>oprj(T€Lv fioi Sokw." 

LuciAN. Ttmon, 18. 
** Methinks I am pouring water into the pitcher of the Danaids." 

( AAA ) €0-/A€V OtOV €(Tfl€V, OVK €pO} KaKOV, 

yvvatKcs." Euripides. Medea, 889.— (Medea,) 

"But we are — women : needs not harsher word." — {A. S. Way.) 


""Eccrrrai ^fiap or' av ttot oXdiXy '^iXtos iprj 
Kol Hpia/Mos Kol Xaos ev/MfieXCfji) n/oia/xoto." 

HoMBB. lUad, IV., 164. 

"The day shall come when this imperial Troy, 
And Priam's race, and Priam's royal self, 
Shall in one common ruin be o'erthrown. "—(Zord Derby,) 

** 'Ecr^Xov yap dySpos, tovs irovoxjvra^ wc^cXciv." 

Sophocles. Fragment 661. 
"A good man still will succour the distressed." — {Plumptre,) 

'***Ecm yap kol 17 irapovcr la avrri twv <f>Ck{iiV yf^iia. kclL iv toTs 

8v(m;;(tats • KOv<f>it,ovTai yap ol XwovficvoL arvvakyovvrtDv rtav 

c^tXcDv." Aristotle. Ethica Nicomachea, IX. y 11, 2. 

"Sweet is the presence of our friends, especially in time of trouble; for it 
is a consolation to the mourner to feel that his friends are sorrowing 
with him." 

** *EorTt yap ttXcvtos y' a/x€/x<^^$, afi<l>l 8' 6<f>6aXfJiots <^oj8os, 

Ofjifw. yap S6p.(jiv vo/At^o) SccrTTOTou Trapovortav.'* 

Aeschylus. Persaey 168. — (Atossa,) 

" Wealth without stint we have, yet for our eye we tremble ; 
For as the eye of home I deem a master's presence." — {Plumptre.) 

'**0 Tov h^cnroTov 6<t>0aX/jj6s.*^ 

Aristotle. Oecono^nica, J., 6. 
* * The eye of the master. " 

Plutarch. De Liberis edtccandis, XIII. (9, d.) 

" Nothing keeps the horse in better condition than the eye of the 

£j(m 0€ rj YV)(r] tov 4wi/tos cw/Aaros atrta #cat ap)(rj. 

Aristotle. Physical II., 4. 
"The soul is the cause and the beginning of the living body." 

** 'EoTTt ^€019 8' €T* tcr;(V9 KaOvTrepripa • 

TToXXaKi 8' €V KaKOLcri TOV ap.d\avov 

KOLK ;(aA,c7ra9 8va9 virepO' o/x/xarcov 

Kprqp.vap.€vav v€<^cA,av opOol,^^ 

Aeschylus. Septem contra Thebas, 226. —{Cliorus.) 

" True is it ; but the gods 
Have yet a mightier power, and oftentimes 

In presence of sore ill, 
It raises one perplexed from direst woe, 
When dark clouds gather thickly o'er his eyes." — {Plumptre.) 

JiiOTt Kai crtyas aKivovvov y€pa9. 

SiMONiDES OP Oeos. Fragment 66 (107). 
"Sure is the guerdon of silence." 


^* EoTt Kol irapa fjLvcrl \dpLS.^^ 

Aesop. Fables, 256,— (The Lion and the Mouse,) 

" Even mice are capable of gratitude." 

■***E<rTt Kov v€wv ^w€ort9 KOI ycpovTinv a^weo'irj • )(pwo^ yap av 

8t8aGr#c€i <f>pov€LV, aXy wpaurj rpoffrq kox <^vcrt5.*' 

Democeitus. Ethica, Fragment 185 (139). 

'* We may find intelligence in the young and stupidity in the aged, for it 
is not time that teaches wisdom, but nature and early training." 


*EorTtv 8c p^riTqp </)tXoT€KV09 pJaXKov Trarpos • 

1) /x€V yap avTY]^ oiocv vtov, o otcrcu. 

Mbnander. Fabulae Tncerta^t Fragment 112. 

'* More love a mother than a father shows : 
He thinks this is his son ; she only knotos." — {F, A. Foley.) 

■*' ('AXX') IcTTtv €v6a -XT} Slkt} pXdPrjv <l>€p€u' 

Sophocles. Electra, 1042. — (Chrysothemis.) 
'•' There is a time when even justice harms." — [Plumptre,) 

^'''EcTTtv Koi irapa SaKpvo'L K€ifJi€VOV 

1701; ppoTOL^, orav 

dvSpa <I>lXov orevd^ rts iv oikto).* 

Euripides. Archelatis, Fragment 26. 

*' Even in tears mankind some solace finds, 
When in deep grief one weeps a friend that's lost." / 

"^EoTTtv ftcv ovv tv' rjSv fx-q Tdav ff>pov€LV, 

€0"Ttv 8c )(wf7rov xprjcrtiJiov yv^ajxrjv e;(€tv." 

Euripides. Iphigenia in Aulide, 924. — (Achilles.) 

" 'Tis sweet at times all thought to lay aside, 
At times 'tis deepest thought that profits us." 

"*EoTtv 6 7roAc/A09 ov\ oirXwv to ttXcov, oAAo. Sawdvqs, 8t' rjv to. 
oTrXa d)<f>€X€V* Thucydides. History j J., 83, 2. 

" War is a matter not so much of arms as of expenditure, through which 
arms may be made of service." 

** 'Eo-;(aTT; yap dSi/cia 8oKctv SiKaiov civat jxtj ovra,^^ 

Plato. Republic, II. (Stephens, p. 361, a.) — (Glaucon.) 

* The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not." 

— (Joivett.) 

^^'^Ercpa S' d<l>^ iriptav Kojcd KaKiov KVpct.*' 

Euripides. Hecuba, 690. — (Hecuba.) 

* Ills upon ills throng one after other." — (A. S. Way.) 

** Eu TO o'to/xa €;(€tv #cat t^v «/^v;0v." 

Cleobulus. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, III., 79, o.) 

* Safeguard the health both of body and soul." 

378 ETArrEA03— ETPHKA. 

** EvayycXo? /acv, (oaircp "Y} Trapot fua, 

€ws yeyoLTO firjrpos ev<l>p6vrj^ Tra/oo.** 

Aeschylus. Agamemnon^ 264. — (Clytemnestra.) 

" May Morning, as the proverb runs, appear 
Bearing glad tidings from his mother Night." — (Plumptre.) 

hivoaifixxrvva ^(paorts aperas €V €VTV\uf,. 

Abchytas. (Stobaeu^t Florilegiunit I., 79.)< 

** Happiness lies in the practice of virtue in fortunate circumstances." 

"EvKXctav c\a)8ov ovk avev ttoAAwv ttovcuv." 

Euripides. Andromeda, Fragment 37. 

** Not without many toils renown they gained." 

"EvKoXov (€<^a(rKc) tyjv ct9 aSou oSov Karafwovra^ yovv aTrtcvat." 
BiON OP BoRYSTHENES. (Diogenes LaertiuSy IF., 7, 3, 49.) 

" The road to hell is easy, for we can travel it with our eyes shut." 

" EvXa^Setor^e vuv Ik^vov rov kcitcd^cv J^ep^epov*** 

Aristophanes. Pax, 313. — (Trygaeus.) 

"Beware of that infernal Cerberus." — [WTieelior^ht) 

**Ei;vo/Atas fat Ilet^ovs dScX^a koI JIpOfJia$€ia<s OvyaTrjp (17 Tv)(r]).** 
Alcman. (Plutarch, de Fortuna Romanorwm^ IV.) (318, a.) 

"Fortune is the sister of Order and Persuasion, and the daughter of 

" Ev^tt/x€vo5 TL €7ro9 €p€(o * oTvos ycLp OLvdrycL 
rjXfo^, oo-T e<l>€r}K€ 7ro\v(f>povd rrep fiaX dcto-at, 
Kttt 0^ airaXov ycAdorat, kol t* opx'qcrao-Oat avrJKCv, 
Kttt Tt Ittos 7rpo€YjK€V oirip T apprjTOV a/x€tvov." 

Homer. Odyssey, XIV., 463. 

** I speak for glory, since by wine made bold 
Often to singing e'en the wise will fall, 
Light laughter and the dance, nor can withhold 
Words that in sooth were better far untold." — ( Worsleij. ) 

" JEiVTTKTTOV aTV)(WV €(TTIV avOptxyiTO^ ^W€t, 

Tov 7rXr)(TL0V yap otcrat juLoXkov <f>pov€iv 
6 T0t9 Xoytor/xot9 Tor9 t8tot9 Trratoiv act." 

Menander. Paracatathece, Fragment 4. 

" The unfortunate are credulous by nature ; 
For he will rather think his neighbour wise 
Who, when he schemes himself, is always tripping." 

"EvpT^xa, cvpr/Ka." Archimedes. (Vitruvius PolUo, de Architect ura. 

Lib. IX., Cap. III.) 
** I have found it, I have found it." 

ETP0I2 A* AN— EXEI TAP. 37^ 

" Evpots S' av ovSev twv ajravrtov, Sc/xvXe, 

aya^ov, oirov ri firj TrpoaeoTL /cat KaKOv." 

Menandeb. MisogeneSt Fragment 1, 5- 

" Nothing of good in all the world you'll find 
That has not some slight taint of evil in it" 

"Evo-c^Scwv 7rat8€(rcrt to. Xwia, Svarcre/^iwv 8* otJ." 

Theocritus. Idylls, XXL (XXVL)y 32. 

"All blessings on the sons of virtuous parents faD, 
None on the bad man's children." 

"EirroX/109 €LVaL Kplv€, T0\flYJp0^ Sc /^ij.'* 

Menandeb. MonosticJia, 153. 
" Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado." 

" EuTv;(^9 o iirl /xcTptcHort XPVH^^'-^ tvOvfieofxevo^y Svotv^i}^ 8' 6 iwl 

7roWoL<TL Suo-^v/xco/Acvos." Democketus. Fragment 71 (27). 

" The happy man is he who is cheerful with moderate means, the unhappy 
he who is discontented in the midst of plenty." 

Periander. {StohaeiiSy Florilegium, IIL, 79, 17.) 
"Be modest in good fortune, prudent in misfortune." 

** Nd/At^c firjSkv ctvat Ttuv avOpiHTTivoiv pipaiov • ovrta yap- 

OVT^ eVTV^CjV l(T€l Tr€pV)(api]<S^ OVT€ 8vO'TV)((t>V 7r€ptA.V7ro9." 

IsocRATES. Ad Denwnicum, IK, 42. (Steplicns, p. 11, b.) 

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs ; there- 
fore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in 

" Ev^iy/xa <fni)V€L • /jltj /ca/cov fcaKO) StSous 

aK05 irXeov to 7rqp.a 7^9 017779 Tt^€t." 

Sophocles. Ajdx, 362.— (C/iorws.) 

" Hush ! speak not so ; nor, curing ill with ill. 
Make sorrow's weight a worse calamity." — (Plumptre.) 

" l£tV)(€(T6aL /xcv Ttt a7rA(09 dya^a koI avT0t9 ayaOcL civat." 

Aristotle. Ethica Niconiachea, 7., 1, 9. 
" We should pray that the absolute good may be also our own good." 

" 'E(/)d8tov OLTTO veoTTjTO^ €19 yrjpa^ dvaXa/x.)8av€ oro<^tav, ^c^atOTcpovj- 

yap TovTO Tojv aXXwv KTrjfjLaTWv.^^ 

Bias. (Diogenes LaertiuSy I., 6, 6, 88.) 

"Take wisdom as your provision for the journey from youth to old age,., 
for it is the most stable of all possessions." 

"*'E;(6t yap KaTa<f>vyr}v Orjp fxkv irerpav, 

8ovAo9 8c ^uyfjLov^ ^ctov." Euripides. Sitj^plices, 267. — {Chorus.). 

" Nay, nay ! the beast finds refuge in the rock, 
The slave at the gods' altars."— (^. S. Way.) 

380 EXEI2 MEN— EXePriN. 

"*ii^;(€ts /A€V aKy€iv\ oTSa • (r6fJi<l>opov 8c rot 

0)5 paarra TdvayKaia tov fiiov c^cpctv." 

Euripides. Helena^ 252. — (Clwrus.) 

" Sorrowa are thine, I know ; yet is it best 
Lightly as may be to endure life's ills."— (-4. S. Way.) 

*** 'E;(^atpo) 8c ywatKa TrepLSpofiov, avSpa tc /xdpyov 

OS rrjv aXXoTpirjv ySouXrr' apovpav dpovv.'* 

Theognis. Sententiae, 581. 

** 1 hate a woman who's a gadabout, I hate 
The greedy man who'll plough another's field." 

***K)(OL(TTrj 8c oSvvT} icrrl twv kv dvOpwiroLCTL avny, TroAAa (fipoviovTa 

fjirjSevbs Kparcctv.'* Herodotus. History j IX. ^ 16. 

" There is nothing in human life more lamentable than that a wise man 
should be without influence. " 

*** '¥i^Oph. yap Yj Vtoi)(ra firjTpvta reKVOLS 

rots irpocru , €)(LOvr)s ovOcv rjirttaTepa, 

Euripides. AlcestiSj 309. — (Alcestis.) 

"For the new stepdame hateth still the babes 
Of her that's gone with more than viper-venom." — [A. S. Way.) 

'** K)(OpdLS aTTLCTTiov ovTTOT* OLV TrdOoLS jSXa^S?;!/.*' 

Menander. Monosticlia, 164. 

••Ne'er trust your foes and you'll ne'er come to harm." 

" 'E;(^pov 8c jjuoi icTTLV 

avTis dpL^T^kuiS €lprjiJi€va /xv^oAoycvctv." 

Homer. Odyssey, XII., 452. 

** The wordy tale, once told, were hard to tell again." — ( Worsley.) 

^* 'E;(^pbs yap /xol fcctvos 6/xcus 'AtSao TrvXrjcrLV, 
OS x' ^T€pov fxkv KCvOrj €vl (t>p€<rLVy dWo 8k ctTny,'* 

Homer. Iliad, IX., 312. 

" Him as the gates of hell my soul abhors, 
Whose outward words his inmost thoughts conceal." 

— [Lord Derby.) 

'** 'Ex^/oovs 7roLov<rL tovs <f>L\ovs at orvyfcptorcts." 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 17. 
"Comparisons make enemies of our friends." 

'* ('AAA' (LcTT d\r}Or]s rj /SporCjv irapoipiia^ 

^Ei)(Op(ov dSiJipa SQypa kovk ovrjatfjia." 

Sophocles. Ajax, 664. — {Ajax.) 

"Most true 
Is found the proverb that one hears men say — 
* A foe's gifts are as no gifts, profitless '."—{Plumptre.) 

JvaKOv yap avo/oos otap ovrjo-tv ovk c^ct. 

Euripides. Medea, 618. — (Medea.) 
"No profit is there in a villain's gifts."— (^1. S. Way.) 

EXn AE— ZET2 MOI. 381 

"*E;(<i) §€ 7roXXr}v ovcriav, koL irXovcrio^ 

KoXovfJi* VTTO TTOLVTOiv, /xaKOLpio^ 8* vtt' ovSei'OS." 

Mbnandeb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 140. 

'* Great is my store, and I am wealthy called 
By all, but happy am I called by none." 

"''E;(a) 8c ToXfJiT}^ Koi Opdcov^ StSdcrKaLXov 
€V Tots aLfjLr})(avoL<rLV (.imopwraTOV 
"EpcuTo, TrdvTwv Sv(rfJia)(iaTaTOv ^cwv.'* 

Euripides. Hippolytus^ Fragment 2. 

** 'Tis love that makes me bold and resolute, 
Love that can find a way where path there's none, 
Of idl the gods the most invincible. " 

""EcDS av (Tio^riTai to crKd<f>o^, dv t€ p^t,ov dv r* cXarrov y, totc \prf 
Kol vavrrjv kol KvP^pPrfrqv koI irdvT dv8p^ 1^9 irpoOvyuov^ 
ctvat, . . . CTTciSav 8' ^ ^oAarra V7r€pcr)(rj, /xaratos r} cnrovS'}^" 

Demosthenes. Philippica^ III.^ 69. 

** While there is a chance of saving the ship, be it big or little, it is the 
duty of sailor and pilot and every man in his station to work zealously 
to that end, but when once the sea has overwhelmed it, zeal is in vain." 

" Zcvs yap p.iyi(TTOv rovT iiroLrjcrcv #caKov, 
yvvatxa?." Simonides op Amobgos. De Feminism 96. 

" No greater evil Zeus inflicts than woman." 

" Zcv? 8' avTo^ ve/jL€i oXfiov 'OXvfjLTnos dvOpdiiroLtriv^ 
icrOXoL^ rjSk KaKolcriv, ottojs iOiXrjcnVf cKdcmo,** 

Homer. Odyssey, VI., 188. 

** Zeus both to good and evil doth divide 
Wealth as he listeth." — ( Worsley.) 

" Z€V9 8' €(/)opa yovccDv OTroorot tlovctl ^€ftto"Tas, 

^8' ocroL ovK dXeyovcriv, dvaiSia Ovpjov €;(ovt£S." 

Orphica. Fragment 11. 

" Zeus watches those whose parents' will is law, 
And those who, being shameless, disobey." 

** Zcvs kcTTiv aWrjp, Zcv? 86 yr}, Zevs 8* ovpavos, 

Zevs TOL TO, Travra, ;((o Tt rQ)vS \nr€pT€pov, 

Aeschylus. Fragment 295. 

"The air is Zeus, Zeus earth, and Zeus the heaven, 
Zeus all that is, and what transcends them a]l."—(Plumptre.} 

" Zcvs ftot (n;/x/xa;(OS, ov ffio^ovfica • 

Zevs pjOL xdpLv €v8tKa)5 

€^ct." Euripides. Heraclidae, 766. — (Chorus,) 

** Zeus champions me ; I tread fear down : 
Zeus' favour is my right, my crown."— (^. S, Way.) 


'" Z€v;(^€t9 ydfxoLcrLV ovk€t cot* cXcv^cpo?, 

oAA' €V y €)(€L TL ^^pTJCTTOV * iv KT/Sct yap &V 

ccr^Aw SeSot/cc /jltj^cv iiafiaprdveLv/* 

Euripides. Antigone^ Fragment 5. 

*' In wedlock is a man no longer free, 
Yet one thing compensates ; for being wed 
To a good woman he's ashamed to sin." 

" ZiyXoi hi T€ yctVova yciTwv 
€19 d(f}€vov (TTTcvSovT, ayaOrj S* cpts rjSe PpOTOiot* 

KOi K€pafX€VS K€pafl€L KOT€€Ly KOI TeKTOVL TeKTWV * 

Kttt 7tT(0)(0^ 7rT(i);(<5 <l>$ov€€i^ Kol doiSos doi^i^, ' 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 23. 

" In the race for wealth 
Each man will strive his neighbour to excel, 
And all the world's the better for the strife. 
For potter envies potter, joiner joiner, 
And beggar rivals oeggar and bard bard." 

^* ZrjXos ywaiKo^ irdvTa irvpTroXei Sofiov." 

Menandeb, Monosticha^ 195. 
"A woman's jealousy sets every house on fire." 

" Zr/Xoi (Tc, yepov, 


ptov c^€7r€pao" , ayvws, aKAc^s • 

TOVS O €V TLfiaiS YJO-COV ^rjA(D. 

Euripides. Iphigenia in Aulide, 17. — (Agamemnon,) 

** Old man, I envy thee. 
And every man who's lived at ease, 
From danger free, unknown to fame ; 
But less I envy those with honours crowned." 


** Zt^Xwtos ooTts rjVTV)(r]cr€V cs TCKva 

KOL fxrj ^TTiaifipiOV^ crvfjicfiopa^ iK-n^o-aro.' 

Euripides. Orestes, 542. — (Chorus.) 

** Envied is he who's happy in his children, 
Nor aught calamitous through them has suffered." 

■** Zrjfuav aipelcrOai ftaAAov rj KepSos alcrxpov • rj /xcv yap aTra^ 

€AVTrrjcr€ ' to <>e Ota Travros. 

Chilo. (Diogenes Laertius, J., 3, 2, 70.) 

"Loss is to be preferred to discreditable gain, for the one causes a 
transient, the other a life-long sorrow." 

■** Zrp/ al(r)(p6v alcrxpS)^ rot? koXcos 7re<f>VK6(nv.** 

Sophocles. Electra, 989. — (Electra.) 

" Living basely is for those 
Who have been bom of noble stock most base." — (Plumptre.) 


*** ^^va ^6 Tov & ep^avra, kol os raSc Travr' c^vrcvcro', 

ovK c^eAcw ciTTcTv • Lva yap Scos, ei/^a Kat atSois." 

Stasimus. Qzm)^ 61/ Ptofc, Euthyphro, XIII. (Stepliens, p. 12.) 

** Of Zeus, the author and creator of all these things, 
You will not tell : for where fear is, there is also reverence." 

— {Joicetf. ) 

** ' r]Tu)v TTjV aXrj$€LaVi ov ^rynjorci? to iK iravros rpOTrov vlkolv • koi 
€vpo}v TTJV aX-qOeiav, €^€t9 to /di) viKacrOai.*' 

Epictetus. {StobaeuSy Florilegiuin^ T'., 105.) 

*' If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonourable means, and 
if you find truth you will become invincible." 

■** Z(oi}s Trovqpas Odvaro's evTropwTcpo'i, 

TO fxr) y€V€<r6ai 8' i<rriv, ^ Tn^VKOfai 

KpeioKDv KaKCi)s irdcrxovTa." Aeschylus. Fragjnent 9ii, 

" Death than a life of ill is easier far. 
And better never to be born at all 
Than live and suffer." 

"** Zoj/Aev dAoytcTTw?, wpoo-BoKiovTes p-yj Oav^iv, 

^Iknandeb. Monosticha, 200. 
"Thoughtless we live, expecting not to die." 

^* ZtDOl Tt9 dvOpdjTTWVf TO KOT* "VMClp, OTrCD? 

rj^KTTa 7ropcrvv(i)V • to 8' €9 aipiov del TV<f>\6v cpTrct. ' 

Sophocles. Fragment G85. 

''There liveth one who gives the present hour 
Its fill of pleasure, creeping blindly on 
To future which he knows not." — (Plumptre,) 

"** H a/Attfa TOV /3ovv (TroWaKt? c/ct^cpct)." 

LuciAN. Dialogi Mortuorum^ VL^ 2. 
** The waggon draws the ox." 

** 'H dpf.Tq TcXctwo-ts Tts." Aristotle. Metaphysica, IV., 16. 

" Virtue is, as it were, a consummation." 

** *H /SpaSvTTOV^ /BovXt} pey' d/A€tV(oi/, rj 8c Ta)^€ia 
aikv i<l>€\Kopi€vriv Trp/ /ACTCLVOtav ^X^'"* 

LuciAN. Epigrams^ XVL 
" Best is the counsel that is slow of foot ; 
The swift aye drags repentance in its train." 

*** "H Ppo.yy TOL crOevos dvipo^ • 
dAAa 'TTOLKtXiq. irpairihijiv 
8€tva /A€V ^vXa. TTOvroVy 
\BovCuiv T* depiW T€ 

•<8d(AyaT<u 7rai8€v/AaTa." Eubipides. Aeolv^, Fragment 13. 

" Slight is the strength of man, 
But cunninff is his brain : 
Thus rules he all the tribes 
That throng the seas, and all 
The denizens of earth 
And nurslings of the air.' 



" *H yap ayav cXev^cpia €Otx€T ovk ct? aXXo ti fj ets dyav BovXciav 
/xcra^aAActv koL tStairr; koL TroXct." 
Plato. Republic, FJTJ., 15. (S^epAifiTis, p. 664, a.) — {Glauco.) 
" Excess of liberty, whether in states or individuals, seems only to pass into, 
excess of slaverj'." — {Jowett.} 

"*H yap aXrjOcLa TcXcdira-ny ap€T/j i<mv.** 

Hermes Trismeqistus. (StohaeiiSt Florilegium^ XL, 23.) 
"Truth is the extreme manifestation of virtue." 

" *H yap Slktj TroXtrtK^? KOiviDvcas ra^t? icmv.** 

Aristotle. Politica, I., 2: 
" It is in justice that the ordering of society is centred." 

** ('AAA') rj yap €kto9 ko). Trap' cXTrtiSas xapa. 
€OLK€V aAA|7 fJirfKO'S ovdei' rjoovrj, 

Sophocles. Antigone, 392. — (T/i^ Watchman.) 
" No joy is like the sweet delight 
Which comes beyond, above, against our hopes " — [Plumptre.) 

"*H yap €rXa^€ta cwfct Travra.** 

Aristophanes. Aves, 376. — (The Hoopoe.) 
*' Caution saves all." — ( ]Vheeltoright.) 

" *H yap KvTfpt? irifjiVKf. tw cicoTa) ^^tXiy, 
TO <j!)a)9 8' avojyKTfv TrpooTLOrja-L o"cu<^pomv.** 

Euripides. Meleager, Fragment 9. 
" The Cyprian goddess ever loves the dark. 
The light perforce enjoins sobriety." 

"*H yap ov XPV ^oulo'Ocu TratSa?, rj ivvSiaT(i\ou.7rwp€Lv koI Tpecfiovrot 
Kol TratSevovra. 

Plato. Crito, V. [Stephens, p. ^b, d.) — (Crito.) 
"No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to per- 
severe to the end in their nurture and education." — (Ji/ivett.) 

H yap (TuoTrrj /laprupci to fir) (i€A€Lv. 

Menander. Monosticha, 223. 
** For silence witnesses unwillingness." 

* H yap TVpavvis aOiKta? p-rirrjp etpv. 

DioNYsius THE Tyrant. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, XL IX,, 9.) 
" An absolute monarchy is. thf mother of injustice." 

" *H yi) fJiiXaiva ttlv^l, 

TTLva 8k Sei/Sp€' av yrjv, 

TrtVct 6'aA.acrcr' avavpov^^ 

6 8' t]\los OdXaaa-av, 

Tov 8' 7]\iov ceXiyny. 

TL p.01 fiax€a'0\ €Talpoif 

KavTw OiXovTi mVcii/;" Anacreok Odes, 21. 

" The black earth drinks, in turn 
The trees drink up the earth. 
The sea the torrents drinks, the sun the sea, 
And the moon drinks the sun. 
Why, comrades, do ye flout me, 
If I, too, wish to drink ? " 


"*H yrj Twv fi€V y^rj^py twv 8c fjLrjrpvid icrru* 

Aesop. Fables, 191,— (The Gardener,) 

** The earth is sometimes a mother, and sometimes a stepmother." 

Euripides, ffijppo^^ws, 612.— (fltjppoiy^ws.) 
" My tongue hath sworn ; no oath is on my souL"— (-4. *S^. Way.) 

"*H yXwco-a ttoXXovs cts oXiSpov rjyayev,** 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 205. 

" The tongue hath many to destruction led." 

''*H 8' aperrj, to8' ac^Xov iv av6p(jt>7rot<TLv apta-TOV, 

KaXXurrov T€ <^epeiv ytverat dv8pt o"o<^<p." 

Theoqnis. iSen^en^io^, 1003. 

" No higher prize is given to men than virtue ; 
None fairer can the wise man bear away." 

" *H 8c ^mj cvc/ayctd rts cert, koI cfcao-Tos Trcpt ravra kcu tovtok 

cvc/jyct a icat fiaAicT ayaTrou 

Aristotle. Ethica Nicomachea, X, 4, 10. 

** Life is a species of energy, and each man expends his enei^ in and about 
those things which chiefly delight him." 

" *H 8c fjuopla 

fidkLa^ aS€\<lirj tiJs Trovqpias c<^v." Sophocles. Fragment 663. 

" Folly proves itself 
Of wickedness true sister." — [Plumptre,) 


Tov vo'Tarov fiiXij/aaa Oavaxrifiov yoov 

KUrai <lnXrjT(i}p tov8'.*' 

Aeschylus. Agamemnony 1444. — {Clytemnestra.) 

" And she who, like a swan, 
Has chanted out her last and dying song 
Lies, loved by him." — {Plumptre.) 

***H Brf vocrioBcs tovto rots dfi€LVO<nVy 
OTav TTovrjpos OL^mfi* dvrjp €)(7j, 
yXo)0"cr|7 Karao^wv ^fWVy ovStv wv to irpiv,^ 

Euripides. SuppUces, i23.—{The Herald.) 
" Realm-ruining in the wise man's sight is this, 
When the vile tonguester getteth himself a name 
By wooing mobs, who heretofore was naught. "—(^1. ,S^. Way.) 

***H SrjfioKpoTLa 17 TcXcurata rvpawls co-rtv.'* 

Aristotle. Political VIII, y 10. 
" Democracy is the acme of tyranny." 

'H (vBai/JLOvia dp^ dv etrj cv tw Kara ras dpcras f^v." 

Aristotle. Ethica Magnay J., 4, 3. 
" Happiness would therefore appear to consist in a life of virtue. 




H €v6ca.fwvia cvcpyeta rt? €<mv» 

Aeistotlb. Ethiea NicojuacheUy JX, 9, 6. 

** Happiness is a species of energy." 


"*H Oavfian-a ttoXXo, kol ttov ri koI jSporiov 

fjiOLTLv irrrkp tov aXaOrj Xoyov 

S€BaLBaXfi€voL i/rcvSctrt ttolklXols iiairariovTL fivOoi,^ 

Pindar. Olympian J., 28 (43). 

** Marvels are many ; yet still stranger tale, 
With falsehood tricked, may oft o'er truth prevaiL"— (lfortc«.) 

***H la'Ofioipia rwv KaKwv, e^ovcra riva ofioi^ to /actol ttoAAwv 
KoviliLo-LV,'* Thucydidbs. Historyy VII., 75, 6. 

'* An equal share of fortune's buffets, which brings with it some solace in 
that we have many companions in misfortune." 


alfrxpovs <^o^€p<i)T€poi;s." 

Lycurqus. (Plutarch j Lysander, I.) 

"The hair makes the handsome look more comely, and the ugly more 

3(op(tf (Tvv oXiya) • Travra Sk rt/xara to. Trap ^tAwv.'* 

Theocritus. Idylls, XXII. (XXVIIL), 24. 

" Great is the favour though the gift be small ; 
We hold in honour all that comes from friends." 

'***H fiev yap (fi-vats avev fiaSi^acws tv<I>X6v, rj 8e fidOrja-L^ ^(^* 
^vcrcfos cAAiTTcs, 17 S' acTKiycrt? ;(wpi9 afjupolv drcA-c?." 

PiiUTARCH. De Liberis educandis, IV. (2, b.) 

•" Nature without instruction is blind, and instruction apart from nature 
is defective, and practice without nature and instruction is ineflfectual." 

''**H fiev TOV o"w/xaT09 la'xy's yrjpdcTKiL, rj hi t^s '/^X^? pw/xiy t<ov 

dyaOfav avSpu)v dyT/paro? ccrriv." 

Xenophon. AgesilauSj XL, 14. 

^*Our bodily strength grows old, but the mental power of good mem is 
beyond the reach of old age." 

***H ovK oTaO^ aKpi/SCyf: wv 7r€pto-o-d<;f)po)V on 
yXuxraji /narata ^rjfita Trpoo^TptyScTat ; '* 

AESCHYiiUS. Prometheus Vinctus, 328. — (Oceanus.) 

" Or knowest thou not, o'er-clever as thou art. 
That idle tongues must still their forfeit pay ? "—{Plumptre.) 

^*H ovx d\L<s OTTL ywatKas dvaXKiBas rpr€po7rev€L<; ; '* 

Homer. Iliady F., 349. 
** Enough for thee weak women to delude." — (Lord Derby. ) 


** *H TTotScta ofJLOia ioTi xpv<r<3 orcc^avo) • icat yap rifirp^ l^ct #cal to 
Xvo-trcXc?.'* DbmophhiUS. Similitudines ex PythagoreiSt 2. 
*' Education is like a golden crown ; it confers both honour and profit." 

** *H TratScii/ €VTV)(€ova'L fiiv com KOfrfioSy dTv;(€Ov<n 8c Karw^vyiovJ* 

Dbmocbitus. Ethicay Fragment 183 (132). 

"Education is an ornament to the fortunate, a haven of refuge to the 

/ it 

***H Travaicc? Trdvrtov if)dpfi€Ucov d <ro<l>ia.^ 

GALiiiMACHUS. Epigrammatat 48, 4. 
"Wisdom's a panacea for every ill." 

***H TToAAot PpOTol^ coTtv iBovciy 

yvwvat • TTpLV ubetv o ov6€ls /xaKTts 

Twv fieXXovTOiv, o Tfc irpdiei'' Sophocles. Ajaa^ 1417. — {Chorus.) 

"Men may learn much who scan the passing hour, 
But ere it comes in sight 
No prophet may the secret scroll unfold, 
-^d tell of things to come." — {Plumptre.) 

***H TToXvTrpayfwavvrj <fiikopudd€id rU ifrriv oAAorptW KaKtov." 

Plutabch. De Curiositate^ I, (515, d.) 

" Inquisitiveness is a sort of love of learning, with other people's mis- 
fortunes for its object." 

" *H TTpovoia 8* rj Ovrjrrj Kairvos 

Menandeb. HypobolimaetiSy Fragment 3, A, b, 5. 
" Man's foresight is but smoke and idle chatter." 

"*H pa TOT* Iccav 

)(pva'€i.OL TrdXiv av8p€9, or dvT€<f>i\'}fj<r^ 6 tjiikrjOtk.** 

THEOCBiTua. Idylls, XIL, 16. 

" 'Twas then the golden age of human kind, 
Those far-off days when loved ones love returned." 

***H crvarrrja'aa'a <^i;o"ts icat 8taAv(r€t." 

Oarneades. {Diogenes LaerHtis, IV., 9, 7, 64.) 
"Nature, which has built up, will also pull down." 

***H t' apa Ovqriov cmtiv dorw€Ta>T€pot, 

€t TaTruiKrj 7rp6(r$€v rfyoivvrai. StKrys." Eubipidbs. Fragm>ent 838. 

"More foolish are the gods than mortal men. 
If before right they place expediency." 

"*H T* oXlyrf fJLfv irptara Kopva-crerai, avrdp cTrctra 

ovpav<p €crrrjpi(€ Kdpvf, kcu firt \Oovl I3(uv€l,** 

HOMEB. lUad, IV,, 442.--(0/ Discord.) 

" With humble crest at first, anon her head, 
While yet she treads the earth, affronts the skias. "—(Xortf DeH>y. ) 


"*H ravrav rj irrl ravras." 

1*LUTABCH. Lacaenarum Apophthegmata, 16.— (T^ Spa/rtait 

Mother to her Son.) 

** Come back either with your shield, or upon it." 

"*H T€xyrj fufielroL rrjy if>vcrtv.** Amstotlb. Physica, II., 2. 

" Art is the imitator of nature." 

"*H T€xvrf TcXcfcos, rjviK* &v <^i;orts cTrat Bok-^" 

LoNOiNus. De Sublimitate, XXII. , 2. 

"Art is consummate when it seems to be nature." 

" H Tvyyj €OLK€ €l>av\(a aywvoOcrg • TroAAoicts yap ibv fir^Sev Trpd^avra 

(rT€<l>avo7," Demophilus. Similittidines ex PythagoreiSt 42. 

'* Fortune is like an inefficient umpire, for she often awards the crown of 
victory to one who has done nothing." 

"*H <l>pov€LV iXdcro'Ova, rj SvyofrOai Set ce ftctl^^ova." 

Euripides. Fragment 1069. 
** Be in your aims more modest, or display more power." 

"*H x€tp ofyyavov icriv ofyyavtav.** Aristotle. Physica, III., 8. 
" The hand is the tool of tools." 

""H/Srys ayXabv dvOos.'* Tyrtaeus. Fragment 10 (6), 28. 

" The fair flower of youth." 

"'Hyov/Attt B^ €ywy^> ^ avSpes, t^v /xcv Ottov hnfiiXeLav Traca? fxlv 
Tcts dvOpom-Lvas Trpa^cts cTrto^icoTrctv. 

Lycurgus. In Leocratem, 94. {Cap. XXII.) 

** The gods, as I think, give the most careful supervision to the aflfairs of 

" 'Hyou/Aat o-o<^ta5 cTvat fiepo^ ovk iXd^ta-rov 

opOSiS yLyvii)(rK€Lv, otos IfcacrTOs dvqp.'* 

EvENUS. Fragment 3. 

** Methinks 'tis not the smallest part of wisdom 
To rightly gauge the characters of men." 

** ^H8* ^po9, 05 icaXXtoTos €V dSavdrotcn SeoiCTLy 
\v<rLiJL€Xrjs 7rdvT(t)v t€ 0€ioVf Trdvrtov t' dvOpwTrwv, 
Bd/JLvaTai €v cTrjOea'aL voov, koI i7rL<f)pova /3ov\i^v.** 

Hesiod. Theogonia, 120. 

" Love, the most beauteous of immortal gods. 
That looseneth the limbs of gods and men, 
Destroyeth firm resolve and prudent counsel." 

"'HScws fi€u €xe TTpbs airavra?, xpio 8c roL<: ^cXTtWots." 

IsocRATES. Ad Demonicum, IV., 20. (StepJiens, p. 6, b.) 
"Be agreeable to all men, but choose the best for your associates.' 


•**H8i7 yap €T^v aa^Spa ytwaiav warpo^ 

TO firjhey ovra, ^^pTjirrd t' ck icoxcov T€§9f€i^ 

Xxfiov T* CI' dvSpo9 TrAowrtov <l>poviQ/JLa'ny 

yvwfjuqv T€ ficYoXrjv iv vivrfn crw/xari. * 

Euripides. Electra, 369.^{Or€stes,) 

** I have seen ere now a noble father's son 
Proved nothing worth, seen good sons of ill sires, 
Starved leanness in a rich man's very soul, 
And in a poor man's body a great heart. "—(-A. S, H ay.) 

***H8ovat aKaipoi rLKTOwnv diySias." 

Dbmocbitus. Ethicay Fragment 54 (19). 

** Ill-timed pleasures lead to disgust." 

■***H8ov^ fxaXKov €V r}p€fiiq. iarlv rj cv Ktnyorci." 

AbistotijEI. Ethica Nicofnachcay VIL, 14, d. 

*' Pleasure lies rather in tranquillity than in aotivity." 

^**H8ov^ <l>€vy€ ^fcs Xwrqv TticTCt." 

Solon. (Stobaeus, Florilcgiiim, 17/., 79, fi.) 

** Flee pleasure, for it brings sorrow in its train." 

^^^'HSujTos yap Tot Odvaro^ 
iwOvrj<rK€Lv Ovqo'KOVo'L <^tXots." 

Euripides. Supplices, 1006,—{Evad7ie,} 

** For death is sweetest so. 
With dear dead to lie low."— (.1. S, Way,) 

'***HSu ye <l>Lkov Xoyo? ctrrt rot? AvTrov/xei/ot?." 

Mbnander. Fahulae hicertaCy Fragment 266, 
"Sweet to the sorrowing is a friendly word." 

^* *H8v 8', rjv KaKov tl Trpd^Tfi, <rva'KvOpiD'n'd^€Lv ttoo'cl 
aXo)(ov, €v Koevw T€ XvTnys ^8ov^5 t ^xclv ftcpos." 

Euripides. Fragment 964 

*' 'Tis sweet, when man is by mischance o'erta'en, 
That wife should take her share in husband's grief. 
His partner ever both in joy and pain." 

'***H8i;s y€ 7rLV€Lv oti/o?, ^AffipoBiTr}^ ydXa." 

Aristophanes. Fragment 49(X 
** How sweet a drink is wine, the milk of Aphrodite." 

■***H^ TTOvqpa TTjv <l>vcr(y 8tdo-Tp€<^€t." 

Menandeb. MonosticJia, 203, 
"Man's nature is perverted by bad habits." 

***H^os TrpoKpLV€iv ^iqpATiiiV ya/JLOvvra 86?." 

Menander. MonosticJia, 211« 
**Let him who weds wed character, not money." 

390 HeOT5 AE— HN MH nOAAHN. 

Menander. Monostichat 219: 
"Time is the touchstone of men's characters." 

" Ht 8^ av 7roT€ ^wotKiq. fJLYJr€ ttXovtos (vvotKy /ai/tc Trcvta, cxeBov 

€v TavTrj ycwatorara rjSrj ytyvoLT* av." 

PiiATO. LawSt IIL, 2. (Stephens^p. 679, b.) — (The Athenian.) 

**The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have 
the noblest principles." — (Jowett.) 

""H/xtcrv yap t* dp€T)}s aTroatVvTat evpvoira Zeus 

dvepo^, €vr' o[v fttv icara SovXiov ^fiap IX^ycrti/.*' 

Homer. Odyssey, XVIL, 322. 

" Half that man's virtue does Zeus take away, 
Whom he surrenders to the servile day." — ( Worsley.) 

rifjL{33v 6 ocra fcat ra croifiar cort rov apiufJiov 

KaO^ cvos, TOaovTovs cctti kol rpoTTovs iSeiv." 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 310. 

** But in the human race one always finds 
As many bodies, just so many minds." — {F. A, Foley,) 

***Hi/ apa ToivSc Svotv ivos atpctns, "^ to ytvioSai 

firjBiTTOT, ^ TO OaV€LV aVTLKa TLKTOfliVOV.** 

PosiDippus, or 

Plato Comicus. (Anthologia Oraeca, Cap, IZ., 359.) 

" Thus lay the choice between these two : or ne'er 
To have been bom, or soon as bom to die." 

**(*AAA') ^v BtKaia Spw, SiKaia TrctVo/Aat.'* 

Euripides. Heraclidae, 424. — {lolaus.) 
** Only for fair deeds win I guerdon fair." 

"*Hv fir) TToAAwv iTnOvfJirjsj ra 6A.tya tol iroWa Sd^ct. cfJUKprj yap' 

op€^LS TrevLrjv iaocrOevia TrAorTU) Troici." 

Democritus. Ethica, Fragment 69 (24). 

" If you do not desire much, little will seem much to you ; for small wants 
give poverty the power of wealth." 

" Mcfovcs yap opeftc? fii^ova^ cvSctas Trotcvcrt." 

Democritus. Ethica, Fragment 70 (66). 
*' Greater wants produce greater deficiencies." 

**Ei ySouXct ttXovo-lov TLva TroLrjcraL, firj ^^prj/JLaTiov Trpoa-TiBciy 

T^S Sc kTrtOvfiia^ dc^aipct." 

Epicurus. {Stobaeus, Florilegium, XVII., 24.) 

"If you would make a man rich do not add to his possessions,, 
but take away from his desires." 

** Oi yap oXtycDi/ SeofxcvoL TroAAoiv ovk a7roTvy)(dvovo'Lv.'* 
Plutarch. De cohibenda Ira, XIII. (461, c). 
"Those who have few wants have not many deficiencies." 

HN 2T KAKna-eANATm. 391 

Phocylidbs. Sententiaet 9. 
** If ill thou judgest, God will jadge thee after." 

** 'HvtiSc, (TLyy /x€u ttoktos, crtycovrt 8' d^TOt • 

a d €fia ov O'lyrj (rrepvtav evroavei' ana, 

Tfeocritus. Idylls, II., 36. 

" Lo ! silent is the sea, the winds are silent, 
But loudly cries the grief within my break." 

" 'H^tou Sk Kax Tovs vcovs <rvv€)(ta^ KaTOTrrptlfco^ai, lv* ct ftcv koXoI 
cTcv, a^tot ytyvoLVTO • €'8' aio'xpol iraiBeiq, ttjv SvcctSctav 
cTrtKaAvTTTOtcv." Socrates. (Diogrcnes LaertiuSy II., 6, 16, 33.) 

"He used to urge the young to look constantly at their mirrors in order 
that, if they were beautiful, they might be worthy of their beauty, 
while, if tkey were plain, they might conceal their plainness by their 

''"Hpwc?, TOt irpocrOev d<^' yifi'dimv iyivovTO, 
p€^avT€S KoXa cpya (rofjiiav iKvprjcrav ololSwv" 

Theocritus. Idylls, XVII., 6. 

" Great heroes then from demigods were born, 
Whose noble deeds wise bards did celebrate." 

'* ll<TV\os, oairep cya;, fi^cra-rfv oSov €p)(€0 Trocro'tv, 
firjo eTcpoLCL oioovs, Jvi^pvc, ra tcdj' ctc/dwv. 

Theognis. Sententiae, 831. 

"Calmly, as I, tread thou the middle path. 
Nor give to these what things to those belong." 

^**'H(Tio yoLp Ktti eyo), tol 8i K€V All iravra fi^Xi^criL.** 

Homer. Iliad, XVII., 616. 

**I hurl the spear, but Jove directs the blow."— (Lore? Derby.) 

" llv)(€TO 8c TTpos Tovs Ocovs OLTrXu)^ TayaOcL StSoi/at, ws tovs ^•ovs 
KoAXtora €(8oras oirola ay aO a. 1(ttl." 

Xenophon. Memorabilia, I., 3, 2. 

"He prayed the gods to grant such things as were absolutely good, 
believing that the gods had a perfect knowledge of what was best." 


" ©avaros pXv ovv ovk Io'tiv €a")(aTOv.* 

Plato. Laws, IX., 17. (StepJienSjp. 881, a.) — {The Atheman.) 

** Death is not the worst that can happen to men." — {Joioett.) 

'*0ai/aTa) iravres 6<^€tA,o/A€^a." 

SiMONiDES OP Ceos. Fragment 122 (178). 

" Death is the creditor of all mankind." 


" €)avctv yap €t iriirfmrax 

ifwl yivoiro Trtvctv, 

iriovTL 8' otvov iJSuv 

ifJLOL^ ^ot9 crvmvcu." Anacbeon, XXXVI. (ZZZIF.), 10. 

" To die if I be fated, 
Wherein is gold's advantage ? 

Nay, let me drown my sorrows, 

tage drii " 
With all my friendis around me." 

The luscious vintage drinking 


€)amv fi€ Set kov firj OiXo) * 

Tt Tov pCov irXaviofiaL ; " Anacbeon. XLV, {XLIIL), 5. 

" E'en though I would not, die I must ; 
Why stray I thus through life ? " 

" ©aV€tV ft€V ov 

XPIO^^* A.fcTrci)v 8' &v ovSkv a\$oifi'qv )8tbv." 

EuBiPiDBS. Heraclidae, 1016.— [Eurysthetis.) 

" I long not for death, 
Yet to forsake life nowise shall I grieve."— (-4. S. Way,) 

** ©apcoAca §€ Trapot KpaTrjpi if>wva ytvcrat." 

PiNDAB, Nemea, IX, 49 (117). 

*' Brave words the wine-cup's comrades are." 

" ©apo'ct fWLf Odp(r€Ly riicvov, 
en fteyas ovpavi^ 
Zevs, OS €<^opoi TrdvTa koX Kparvvct." 

SoPHociiBS. EUctra^ 173. — {Chorus.) 

" Take heart, my child, take heart ; 
Mighty in heaven he dwells, 
2eus, who beholdeth and directeth all." — {Plumptre.) 


0apo'€^ • rd)^ &v yevono • TroAAa roi Oeos 

KOLK Twv dikimnv fvirop dvOp(i}7roLS rcXct." 

EuBiPiDES. Alcmene, Fragment 14. 

" Take heart ; 'twill soon be done ; for ofttimes God 
E'en hopeless tasks makes easy for mankind." 

** ®apcr€2v XPVf <^^€ BctTTC • rd^* avpixiv fco'et' dfi€LVOV, 

cXttiScs €V f^woicLv ' dviXTTurTOL Bk Oav6in'€s" 

Theocbitus. IdyllSt IV»t 41. 

" Take courage ; soon a brighter morrow '11 dawn ; 
While life lasts hope lasts ; only death is hopeless." 

**0aporos 8c TTpbs tols (rvfw^opas fxeya (r$€V€Lj^ 

EuBiFiDES. Bellerophorij Fragment 12. 
** Mighty is courage 'gainst adversity." 

eATTON— SEOT eEA0NT05. 393 

•** ®aTTOV (cc^iy) 7noT€V€LV Sctv tTTTrw d;(aXiva), ^ Xoyo) acrvvTOLKTta" 

Theophbastus. {Diogenes Laertius^ F., 2, 10, 39.) 
*' Sooner trust an unbitted horse than an unbridled tongue." 

"** ©cXo) TV)(rf^ OTOLXjayfiov, fj ifipevlov ttlOov" 

Menandbb. MonosHchaf 240. 
" Give me a drop of fortune sooner than a well of wits." 

tD€Ot yap €v fiey^ 0{l/€ 6 eixropaxr, orav 

Ttt U€L a<p€L^ TtS €tS TO fiaiViCTUaL TpairTj. 

Sophocles. Oedipus ColonetiSt 1636. — {Oedipus.) 

" For though the gods are slow to heed, they see 
Full clearly, when the wilfulness of men 
Turns from their worship to the scorn of fools." — {Plumptre.) 

^* ®€ot 8c T€ iravra ta-acrivJ* Homee. Odyssey, IV., 468. 

"The gods know all things. " 

" 0€ov vorjo'aL /xcv ;(aX€7roi/, ffipdcraL 8c dSvvarov.^^ 

Hermes Trismegistus. {StobaeuSy Florilegium, LXXX., 9.) 
" God is hard to perceive, impossible to understand." 

^* ®€ov vofiL^e KoX (rifioVf fiyrct Bk firj • 

TTAciov yap ovoeu oAAo rov QrjTUv €;(€ts. 

ctr' eoTLV, ctT^ ovk cortv, fir) jSovkov fiaO€LV, 

<Ls ovra TOVTOV koL irapovT* del orcjSov." 

Philemon. Fragment 26. 
"Believe in God, revere Him ; but beware 
Of asking what He wills not to declare. 
Whether He is or is not do not try 
To learn : adore Him as God ever nigh.**—{F. A. Paley.) 

^* 0CO9 yap Tts cv yjiuv^ Euripides. Fragment 1035. 

" There is a god within us." 

^* ®w fi€v alrCav <l>v€i /SpOTol^, 
orav KaKtocai Swfia TrafXTn^Srfv 6e\rf." 

Aeschylus. Fragment {Niobe) 151. 
" When 'tis God's will to bring an utter doom 
Upon a house, He first in mortal men 
Implants what works it ouV— {Plumptre.) 

" ®€6s (Twepyos iravra Trout p^SLios." 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 237. 
"If Grod works with us every task is easy." 

** ®€0V ^cXoVTOS kSlV CTFt pfcTFOS TrXcOtS." 

Euripides. Thyestes, Fragment 6. 
" If God will thou canst sail e'en on a raft of straw." 

" KcpSovs cicart Kav em ptTro? TrXcot." 

Aristophanes. Pax, 699. ^(Trygaeus.) 
" For the sake of gain 
Upon a straw raft he may sail."— ( Wheehoright. ) 


Aeschylus. Choephorae, 600.— (C?iorw«.)* 

" Love that true love disowns, 
That sways the weaker sex in brutes and men, 
Usurps o'er wedlock's ties."— (PZwrnpire.) 

" Qh}ptvov<Ti Toi^ fiev kvcI tovs Xaywovg ol KWiyyot, rots §€ CTroivott 

T0V5 dvoryTOV? ol KoXaKCS." 

Socrates. {Stobaeits, Florilegium, XIV,, 22.) 

" Huntsmen pursue the hare witli hounds, and flatterers hunt the fool witk 

"0>;o-ai;pds cort tot) ^lov to. Trpay/x-ara.' 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 285« 

"Life's treasure lies in action." 



®tV€S v€Kpmv 8c ical rpLTOcnropto yovy 
a<f}wva (nffiavovcTLV ofifiacrtv ftpordiVy 
a)S ov)( VTr€p<t>€v Bvqrov ovra ypr] cfipovciv,** 

AESGHYiiUS. Persae, SIQ.— (The Ohost of Darius.y 

" And heaps of corpses shall to children's children, 
Tliough speechless, witness to the eyes of men 
That mortal man should not wax over proud." — {Plumptre,) 

®vrja'K€i Sk irtoTts, pXacrTov^i 8* aTrio-Tta.** 

Sophocles. OedipiLs Cohneus^ Qll.—(OediptLs.y 
"Trust decays and mistrust grows B.^Si.Qe" —{Plumptre,) 

** (*12 iioKapu HcvoKparc?,) OOc rats X.dpL(nv.* 

Plato. (Plutarch, Marius, Il.y 
"0 happy Xenocrates, sacrifice to the Graces." 

** ®vfiov yap ovSkv yrjpaM kcrriv oAAo, ttX^v 

uav€LV ' uavovTUiv o ovoev aAyos aTTTcrat. 

Sophocles. Oedipus Colofieus^ 954. — (Theseus.) 

** For headstrong wrath knows no old age out death ; 
The dead are callous to the touch of pain." — (Plumptre,) 

**0uft(i) fm)(€a'OaL fxev ;)(aX€7rov, dvSpo^ Se to Kparetr cvXcytcrTou.'* 

Democritus. Ethica, Fragimnt 88 (77). 

"'Tis hard to light with anger, but the prudent man keeps it under 

'''larpos aS6X.€(rxo^ cttI vocro) i/ocro?." 

Menander. Monosticha, 268. 
"A garrulous leech is sickness upon sickness." 

**'lSt'a5 v6fJiL^€ T(DV <^(X(uv Ttts crvfKJiopd^" 

Menander. Monosticha^ 263^ 
"Think of thy friends' misfortunes as thine own." 


** 'iSias 68oi>s ^rfTOvcTL ffuXoTrovoL c^vcrct?," 

Agathon. (Stobaeus, Florilegiunif XXIX. ^ 39.) 

**^ Toil-loving natures their own paths pursue," 

"*Ic/A€vos Kol Kairvov iTroOpwcTKOvra vorjaat 

^s yaoys OavUiv t/xctpcTOi." Homer. Odyssey ^ I., 68.. 

"But he 
Yearns for his native smoke, if that were all, 
To see it curling, and to die."— ( Worsley,) 

" *l€/)OV VTTVOV 

KoLfiaTai • OvrjiTKCLv firj Xeye tovs dyaOo-vs" 

Oallimachus. Epigrammata^ X., 1^ 

"He but sleeps 
The holy sleep ; say not the good man dies." 

** *Ir]Tp6s yap dvYjp TToXXiov avrd^vos aAAcuv, 

lovs t' iKrdfiveiv hri t* rpna <^ap/Aaica Trao-crctv," 

HoMEB. lUady XLy 514^ 

" Worth many a life is his, 
The skilful leech who knows with practised hand 
T' extract the shaft, and healing drugs apply." — [Lord Derby,) 

""Icr^t 0)9 ovSifJLia irpocnroLrja'LS ttoXXo) xP^vo) Aav^avct." 

DEMOPHiiiUS. Sententiae Pythagoricaey 23. 
"Be sure that no pretence can long remain undetected." 

""Icrov eKeTvOj w ^acrtAd), Trap' ifjiol KCKpLTCu, ^pov€€LV T€ €v koI t(^ 

XeyovTL )(p7j(rTd e^eXctv Trct^ccr^at." 

Herodotus. Histories^ VII. ^ 16. 

" I consider, king, that it is equally commendable to decide wisely for 
oneself, and to be ready to follow good advice." 

""Icrov e(rT6V opyfi koX OdXaaaa koX ywrj." 

Menandeb. Monostichaj 264> . 
" An angry woman's like an angry sea." 

"'^lo-oi/ roL KaKov iaO\ o? t' ovk iOiXovra V€€(rOaL 


Homer. Odyssey , XV., 72.- 

" He to my mind an equal sin doth show ; 
Who, when a guest would linger, hints good-bye. 
And who, if one desires to part, says no." — ( Worsley,) 

" 'laTopia ^iXo(ro<t>La ecrrtv cic TrapaSay/AarcDV." 

DiONYSius Halicarnassensis. De Arte Ehetorica, XI. , 2». 
(Paraphrasing a passage of Thticydides, Bk. II. , 22.) 

" History is philosophy teaching by examples." — [Lord BoUngbroke.) 

"''I(r;(ct T€ yap oX/Sos ov fieiova <f>06vov.^^ 

Pindar. Pythia, XL, 29 (45)^ 
"Proportioned envy still attends prosperity." — {Morice,) 


"** *Io';(V€fcv tJ il/v)(Q alpov fmkXov rj tw cw/iaTt." 

Pythagoras. {Stobaetis, Florilegium, J., 22.) 
*' Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body." 

'** lor^vpov 6)(X,os iaTLVf ovK lt)(€i Bk vow." 

Menandbb. MonosUcha, 265. 

''Strong is the mob, but mindless." 

"** *Icr)(Vp6T€pos €S 7r€t^a) Xoyos TroXXaxjj ytvcrott ;(pvo-oi)." 

Democritus. EtnAca, Fragment 104 (22fi, 223). 
'' Speech is often stronger to persuade than gold." 

'" *I<r;(vs KOI €Vfxop<f>Lrf veorrjro^y yripojo^ §€ a'o}<l>po<rvvrj av^os." 

Democritus. Ethica^ Fragment 205 (216). 

"The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age in 

'***Ior;(vs Kol TCt;(09 koL ottAov a'0(^v rj ijipovrjcrL^.^' 

Pythagoras. (Stoha^usy Florilegiumy Ill.y 24.) 
" Prudence is the strength, the fortress, the armour of the wise." 

■** 'lo) PpoTiia wpayfiaT • €VTV)(OvvTa fiev 

(rKid Tts Slv Tp€i/^€t€v ' €t Sc Sva"rv)(oi 

JSoXais vypu}<T(T(i)V (nroyyos <5X€0"€v ypac^iyv." 

Aeschylus. AgamemnoUy 1327. — (Cassandra.) 

"Ah, Ufe of man ! when most it prospereth. 
It is but limned in outline ; and when brought 
To low estate, then doth the sponge, full soaked, 
Wipe out the picture with its frequent touch." — {Pluvijptre.) 

*** Ka8ft€«7 vtK?;." Herodotus. History ^ J"., 166. 

" Nt/oy Ka8/A€ta." 

Plutarch. De Liberia edzicandis, XIV, (10, a.) 
** A Cadmeian victory." 

■** Ka^* kKacrrrfv yap rtov 7rpd$€(t)v koI twv rjXtKLiov Trpos CKacrTov 

€pyOV CKCtCTO) Tj/JIMV 7) OLper^ CCTTtV." 

Plato. Meno, III. (StephenSy p. 72, A.) — {Meno.) 

" Virtue is relative to the actions and ages of each of us in all that we do." 

— [Jowett. ) 

'" Ka^' vSaTOS ypac^ct?." Lucian. CatapltiSy 21. 

"You are writing in water." 

"** Ka^apov av tov vovv ^X0^9 airav to cr<xifJLa KaOapos ct." 

Epicharmus. Fabulae IncertaCy Fragment 25. 
" Keep a clean mind and you will be clean in body." 

" Kal yap &v irirpov 

^v(nv (TV y* opyav€ia9." 

Sophocles. Oedipus Tyrannus, 334. — {Oedipus.) 

** For thou wouldst stir 
A heart of stone." — (Plumptre.) 



Kai yap eifu rfSrj hnavOa^ €v ta /LtoAwrr' avOpayiroi ;(p'»;<rfuj)&)v<ra'^ 

orav ftcAAaxrtv aTroOavciirOcuJ' 

Plato. Apology, XXX, (Stephens, p. 39, c.) — (Socrates.) 

"I am about to die, and that is the hour in which men are gifted with 
prophetic power." — (Jotoett.) 

** Kat yap 7r€<f)VK€ tovt' €v avOpityn-ov f^vau 

rjv Kol SiKy Oirqo'KTi Tts, ovx rjacrov ttoBu 

TTas Tts SaKpv€Lv Tovs TrpoarjKovTWS <^tXov5." 

Euripides. Phrixus, Fragment 16. 

" For this in human nature is inbred ; 
Though just their doom, yet none the less we grieve 
When tears we shed o'er our departing friends." 

" K<u 8t5 yap TOL kol rpU <f>€Lcn koXov civat rot KoXa Xeyeiv T€ Kal 
CTTtcKOTrctcr^at. " 

Plato. Gorgias, LIIL (Stephens, p, 498, b.)— (Socrates.) 
Cf, Philebiis, XXXVL (Stephens, p. 60, k,)— (Socrates.) 

"Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what 
is good." — (Jotoett.) 

" At? yap TO y€ icoAov pr^Oev ovSey pXaimiJ^ 
Plato. Laws, VL (Stephens, p. lb4:,G.) — (The Athenian,.) 

* * There is no harm in repeating a good thing. " — {Jowett. ) * 

Jvat firjv epti) yc • tov 6 eptau ovtcd? €)(ia • 

€t ftot ^€/x.ts SeXoLfJi* avy €t Sk fiT^, Trapc?." 

Sophocles. Philoctetes, 660. — (Neoptolemus.) 

'* I wish and long, and yet my wish stands thus : 
I fain would, were it right ; if not, refuse."— (P/wmp^re. ) 

** Kat /x-^v TO viKav icrri irav ev/SovXta." 

Euripides. Phoemssae, 721. — (Creon.) 
"All victory is on prudent counsels based." 

" Kai vvv irapaivSt Tracrt TOts vccoTcpots, 

firf xpos TO y^pas Toi>s ydfJLOv^ Troiovfieyov^ 

crxoky T€KvovcrOai 7rat8a9 — ov yap r^Sovq 

ywauKt t' i^Ppov XPVH^ 'trpeo'lSvTrjs avrjp-^^ 

aXX! ws TOXLcrTa • Kat yap €Krpo<^at koXoI 

Koi avwed^tov rjSv Trats vita TraTpt." 

Euripides. Danae, Fragment 14. 

"I urge ye, then, young men, wed not too late. 
Becoming fathers only in old age. 
And plaguing a young wife with an old husband; 
But marry young ; thus shall thy oflFspring be 
Well nurtured, and a youthful father^ heart 
Kiall joy in youthful sons." 


" Kal TrevCrj koI cpws Svo fioi KaKO. • icat to ftcv otcrta 
Kov^cDS • TTvp 8c fjiipuv KvTTptSos ov Svva/iiat. 

Anonymous. (Anthologia Oraeca, F., 50.) 

" Two ills beset me, love and poverty ; 
The first all uncomplaining I'll endure, 
But Cypris' fire is more than I can bear." 

** Kal TTpos KaKOL(nv oAAo tout' av rjv kokov 
Sofiov^ Ka\(L(rOaL tovs ifiov^ KaKO$€vov^" 

Euripides. Alcestis^ 657. — (Admetiis.) 

"And to my ills were added this besides, 
That this, my home, were called * Guest-hating Hall '." 

—{A. S. Way.) 

" Kat (TV, T€Kvov ; 

JuBius Caesar. (Stietonius, J., 82.) — (To Brutus.) 

" And thou, too, my son ? " 

(Generally quoted in the Latin fornix **Et tu. Brute t ") 

**Kat crwffipiiiv TjfJiapTe, kol a<f>povL ttoWolkl So^a 

lo^CTO, KOL TL/iyjS KOL KttKOS WV €Xa;(€V." 

Theognis. Sententiaet 665. 

" The sage may err, the fool may judgment show, 
And honours oft upon the base are showered." 

'*Kat TaiVLTj 8k fiaxTTtov 

KOL fidpyapov Tpa^rjXxo 

Kttt (rdvSaXov yevoLfirp^ • 

fjLovov Troalv irdru ftc." Anacreon. Odes^ XXII., 13. 

" Grant me to be the girdle 'neath thy bosom, 
Or jewel in thy necklace ; more than all 
I would thy sandal be, thus on me only 
Thy dainty feet will tread." 

**Kat Tts OavovTwv ^XOtv €$ "AtSov TraXtv;" 

Euripides. Hercules Furens, 297. — (Megara.) 
** Yet, of the dead, who hath returned from Hades ? "—(A. S. Way.) 

Kat TO OLKOLOv €LvaL, Kttt TO aia^^pov ov <pv(TiL oKKa vopnj^. 

Archelaus. (Diogenes Laertius, II. j 4, 3, 16.) 

"Both the just and the ignoble have their existence not in nature but 
in law." 

"** Kat TO poSov KaXov cort, kcu 6 xpovo^ avrb fiapaLV€i • 

Kat TO tov KoXov €o*Ttv €v ctapt, KOt Ta;(u yrjpa • 

Kou KaXXos KoXov IcTTL TO TTatStKov, dAA' oXtyov fjy." 

Theocritus. Idylls, XXIIL, 28. 

" Fair is the rose, yet time will wither it ; 
Pair the spring violet, but it quickly fades ; 
Fair childhood's beauty, but its days are few." 


'" Kai Tovro fjuoi ercpa Xvirrj, to rot? 181019 irrepols evairoOvqa-Keiv" 

Aesop. Fables, TV. — (The Eagle,) 
''And 'tis an added grief that with my own feathers I am slain." 

■" Kal TiSSc KepSei K€p8os aXXo tiktctoi." 

Aeschylus. Septem contra Thebas, 437. — (Eteocles.) 
"Herein, too, profit upon profit cornea."— [Plumptre.) 

■" Kat TWvSc TTVaTL^ OVK OKV(0 ^^pOVti^CTttl." 

Aeschylus. Septem contra Thebas, 54. — (The Messenger.) 

"And report 
Of these things does not linger on the way."— (PZwwip^re.) 

*** Katpov yvtoOi" Pittacus. (Diogenes Laertitcs, I., 4, 6, 79.) 

" Mark the fitting moment." 

" K(u/oo9 yap, oo'Trep dv8pd(n 
fieyuTTO^ €pyev Travros ioT^ i7ri<rrdTrjs" 

Sophocles. Electra, 16.— (The Pedagogue.) 

"The true right time is come, 
The mightiest master of all works of men." — (Pluviptre.) 

"** Kaip^ XaTpv€iv firjr* dvrnrvieiv dvc/A0«rtv." 

Phocylides. Sententiaef 121. 
" Be servant of the occasion ; blow not 'gainst the winds." 

^* Kouicrapa ^€p€t9 Kat rrfv KaiVapo? TV)mv o-u/ATrXeovcav." 

Julius Caesab. (Plutarch^ Caesar , XXXVIII.) 
"You have Caesar and his fortunes among your passengers." 

■** KatTOt KaKOv 7rp05 avSpos dvSpa, Syj/JLorrp^ 

fJLrjSeV SlKaiOVV TWV €^€0"T<0T<0V kXv€iv. 

ov yap ttot' out' av iv iroXec vofioL KaXct)9 
^cpoivr' av, fvOa firj KaOeonrjicy Sios.'^ 

Sophocles. Ajaa:, l(yil.—(Menelaus.) 
And yet 'tis basely done 


For one among the people not to deign 
To hear his masters. Never in a state 
Can laws be well administered when dread 
Has ceased to act." — (Plumptre.) 

" Kaicac <^p€V€9, aSv XaXrjfw, • 

ov yap la-ov vocci Kat ^^^^eyyerat." Moschus. Idylls^ IL, 8 

" Evil his mind, but honeyed are his words ; 
His thought's wide sundered from his utteramce." 

KaKkTTov §€ (2A.€y€v) ap^ovra cTvat tov dp\uv lauroO pJq 8wa- 

Cato Majob. (Plutarch^ Catonis Apophthegniata, 8.) (198, E.) 
*' The worst ruler is the man who is unable to rule himself." 


** KaKOt yap cJ; TrpaccovTcs ovk dvcurx^Toi" 

Aeschylus. Fragment 281^ 

"The base who prosper are intolerable."— (PZwrnp^re.) 

" KaKOio't 8c firj Trpoa'o^(X€i 

avSpdaiVf aXk' aUl rSiV &yajS5iv cx*®*" 

Thbognis. Sententiae, 81. 

*• Frequent not evil men, 
But ever make companions of the good." 

" KaKov avSpa SiVatov 

ifjLfjL€vai, ci fi€L^w y€ hiKrp^ d8(K(OT€/909 cfct." 

Hesiod. Works and DaySy 271. 

" 111 were it to be just 
If to the more unjust falls stricter justice." 

" KaKOV Tt TratScv/A* rjv dp^ €is evavSpiav 
6 frXovTO^ dvOpityTTOunv, ai r dyav rpv^at. 
TTcvta 8c Svarrjvov ftcv, dAA' Ofiws Tpi<f>u 
fJL6)(0oVVT^ dp.€LV(0 T€KVa Kol SpaoT^pLa." 

Euripides. Alexander , Fragment 15. 

"For manliness wealth an ill training is, 
And too great luxury ; but poverty, 
Stem though she be, more strenuous children breeds, 
And better fitted for the toils of life." 

" KaKOV TO TTLveiv • dirb yap otvov yiyvercu 
Kol 6vpOKOTnj<rai koI irardiai koX fiaXelvj 
KaTTCir' dTTOTiveiv dpyvpiov ck KpaLTrdXr)^" 

Aristophanes. Vespae, 1258.— (PfctfecZeon.) 

" To drink is evil ; for from wine arises 
Breaking of doors, blows, stoning, and the money 
That must be paid down when the headache's past.* 

— ( Wheelvjright. ) 

" Ka/coTTpayowra p.r) oveCSi^e • iTriydp tovtois vefico-19 Oewv KaOrjTaL.^* 

Thalbs. (StobasuSj Flarilegium, III., 79, e.) 

"Reproach not the unsuccessful, for upon them sits the vengeance of the 

" (Nvv ftcv Srj pAXa Trdyxv) Ka/co? Kanov riyrj\d^€i, 
ws aiet Tov ofJLOLOv dyu ^cos u)5 rov oftoiov." 

Homer. Odyssey, XVIL, 217. 
" See how God ever like with like doth pair, 
And still the worthless doth the worthless lead ! "— ( Worsley.) 

""HXtica yap koL 6 TraXaio? \6yos tc/ottciv tov rjXiKa.'* 

Plato. Phaedrus, XVII. {Stephens, p. 240, c.) 
"Equals, as the proverb says, delight in equals."— (J(m?e^^.) 

"'O/xotov 6fWL<a da. Tr/oooTTcXafct." Antisthenes. 

" Like ever draws nigh to like." 


** KoXot09 (<^(rt) TTOLpa koXolov travel." 

Abistotlb. Ethica Magna, IL, 11, 2. 

'• Jackdaw consorts with jackdaw." 

**T€TTt| u€v Terrm </>tXos, fivpfmKi 8c fivpfta^, 

i/9aK€$ o ipaiw • €fuv a fioia-a xat wOa. 

Theocritus. IdyiJs, IX,, 31. 

" Each loves its kind, or ant or grasshopper, 
Or falcon, but my love's the muse and song." 

"*Ovo9 t' ov<{) KoA-XwrTov, vs 8c t<5 0T;t." 

Epicharmus. Fabulae Inceriae, Fragment 3» 

=' Ass fairest is to ass, and pig to pig." 

** Ka/covs 8e Ovr]T(x)V i$€(l>rjv\ orav tvxO 

TTpoOels KaTOTTTpoVy oxTTC iropOcvio vca 

Xpwos." Euripides. Hippolytus, 428.— (Pfeoe^ira.) 

*• But vile ones Time unmasketh in his hour, 
Holding his mirror up, as to a maid."— (^. S. Way.) 

** KaK(09 aKOvcDV, oort? ovk opyC^erai, 

TTOvrjpias irXeiGTrj'S TCKfJu/jpLOv <^€p€t." 

Mbnander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 177. 

*' He who yields not to anger when maligned 
Gives proof of utter baseness." 

** KaXrjv ywoLK lav t8|ys, fi^ OavpAirrj^ • 
TO yap TToXv KaXA.09 Kal xf/oytov TroAAtuv ycftct." 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 156. 

"When thou fair women seest, marvel not ; 
Great beauty's oft to countless faults allied." 

** KaAAtOTOV e0d8tov tw yrjpa. rrjv TraiSciav IXcyc." 

Aristotle. {Diogenes Laertius^ F,, 1, 11, 21.) 
'* Education is the best provision for the journey to old age." 

" KaAAo9 aveu -^apLrmv ripTrei jmovov, ov Karc^ct 8c, 

0)9 arcp ay KLOTpov VTj)(Ofi€vov 8cX€ap." 

Capito. {Anthologia Oraeca, F., 66.) 

** Beauty devoid of grace, though it may charm, 
Yet has no lasting sway ; 'tis as a bait 
Without a hook that on the water floats." 

" KaXXo9 yap ttc/oittuo'tov apMiirfTOio ywatico9 
6$vT€pov fJL€p67r€<r(n TTcXct 7rTcpocvT09 oioTov, 
6<l)0aXfJLO^ 8' 68os ioTLV • air 6<t>0aXfJuoiO l3o\d(o> 
eA.ico9 oXto-^oiVct, Koi ctti <^pcva9 dvSpo^ oScvct." 

MusAEUs. Hero and Leander^ 92. 
"A blameless woman's beauty's noised abroad 
'Mongst men more swiftly than winged arrow's flight. 
The eye's its path, whose glances deal the wound 
That eats its way into the hearts of men." 



" KaXoMaya^iav opKOv TriaTorepov ^Yc" 

Solon. {Diogenes Laertius^ J., 2, 12, 60.) 

"Put your trust rather in high character than in oaths." 

" OVK dvSpO^ OpKOL TTtOTt? dAA' OpK(l)V OLVqp" 

Aeschylus. Fragment 276. 
"Men credit gain for oatks, not oaths for them." — {Plumptre.) 

**A€l yap Tovs dydOov^ dvSpas rponrov opKov iriaTOTcpot^ 
<f>aivt<rOw. Trapi\o^ fvov^. " 
IbocRATES Ad Demomcunif IV., 22. {Stephens, p, 6, d.) 

"Good men should seem to offer their character as security 
rather than their oath." 

** Oi) TOL's yap ofuvvovo'i rov <f>povovvTa Sci, 
Tot? Trpdyp.aa'Lv S' avroiaL TrtorcfJctv act'.** 

Alexis. Olynthia, Fragment 4. 

** Not in vain oaths should prudent men believB, 
But put their trust in actions." 

** KaXov ol vojjioi (r(p68p' etcrtv, 6 S' opwv tov9 vofiovs 

Atav dKpifiC!)^, O'VKOtfidvry^^ cftatvcTou." 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 89, 

"Laws are a blessing doubtless, but methinks 
Who studies them too curiously is nought 
But an informer." 

*^K.aXov ow io'Tiv, S dvOpanroL, iv rots ctAAorptbts dfJiapT^aai Trcpt 

TTjs tStas do-<^ttXetas Kap.pdvf.iv rqv ircipav " 

DiODoaus SicuLus. Bibliotheca Historica, Bk. XXI., 

Fragment 21, 14. 

'"It is a good thing to draw from the mistakes of others experienoe whioh 
may serve for our own preservation. " 

■^'ICaXov TO yrjpav^ dAA' VTrtpyr^pai/ naKOV.^ 

Menander. Monosticha, G08. 
"Old age a blessing is, dotage a curse." 

*** KaXov <f}€pov(ri Kapirov ol (repjvoi rpoTroi." 

Menander. Monostioha, 306. 
"Fair is the fruit of stately manners. " 

•* KaX(09 7r€veo-0at fxaKKov 17 ttKovtuv KaKa>9, 

TO /xcv yap l\€ov to 3' irfriTifirjo-iv ttoici." 

Antiphanes. Fabulae Incertas, Fragment 69. 

" Choose honest poverty, not dishonest wealth ; 
The one earns pity, the other but reproof." 

** Kdv 8oi)Xo9 ri Tt9, ovSci/ -^TTOv, Sco-TTOTa, 
avOpuyjBOS ovTd9 iariv, dv dvOp<airo^ iy." 

Philemon. Exoecizomenos, Fragment, 

** Although one be a slave, yet being human, 
O master, he is none the less a man." 


** Kav SovAos rf Tt9, a-dpKa rrp^ avrrp/ €;(€t, 

<f>v<r€i yap ovBels Sov\o^ iyevT^Orj ttotc, 

iy 8' av TV)(ri TO (riafia KaTeSovXevaaTO." 

Philbmon. Fabulae Incertaey Fragment 39. 

"Although a slave, he's still otir flesh and blood, 
For none by nature e'er was made a slave, 
But fortune 'tis that has enslaved his body." 

** Kav €VTV^ Tts, ws louce, irpocrSoKav 

del TL Set, Kol pri tl Trto-reuctv r^ '^XD'^ 

Alexis. Fabulae Incertaej Fragment 42. 

"Though Fortune now be smiling, it behoves 
To look ahead, nor e'er to trust in Fortune." 

** Kav fJi€)(pL V€<t>€(av TTp^ 6<f}phv dvaarTraxrrfs, 
6 Odvaros avrrjv irda-av eX.KVO'eL Kara)." 

Philemon. Fabulae Tncertae, FragmerH 81. 

" Though thou shwuldst lift thy forehead to the clouds, 
The hand of death shall drag it down again." 

** Kav cr/xtKp' Ip^ct Tts, fieydX* €^€tv vojLufcTat." 

Euripides. Auge^ Fragment 12. 
" Though little 'tis he has, he thinks it great." 

JvcLT ou yaficLV otjt €k tc yewanov ^ewv^ 
SoxJvac T €s i(rO\ovs, octtis €v /SovXeverax ; 
KaKtov 8e XcKTpwv fiT] ^iTLOvfXLav e;(€tv 

/AT/S* €L ^ttTrAoVTOVS Oi<T€Tai <^€pva9 So/AOtS." 

EuBiPiDES. AndromachCy 1279,— (Peleus.) 

•* Now, shall not whoso is prudent choose his wife. 
And for his children mates, of noble strain ? 
And nurse no longing for an evil bride. 
Not though she bring his house a regal dower ? *'—{A, S. Way. ) 

** KttTa TTOAA' 5p* COTtV OU KaA.U)9 €lp7Jfl€V0V 

TO yv5)0c (ravTOV • ^(p7j<nfiuiT€pov yap rjv 

TO yyiaOt rovs oAAovs.** Menandeb. Th/rasyleOf Fragment 1. 

"Not altogether wisely 'twas enjoined 
To know thyself ; for to know others, oft. 
Were far more useful." 

" KarrjyQpeLV ovk Ioti Kal Kpcveiv ofiov" 

Menandeb. Monostichay 287. 
* * No man may both accuser be and judge. " 

** KaT^av* ofiSii 6 t acpyof dyrfp 6 tc iroXXa. copyws." 

HoMEB. Iliad, JX, 320. 
"Alike the idlers and the active die."— (Zor^ Derbj/.) 

404 KATOnXPni— KEPAH. 

ofitXiais 8c Ktti Xoyois to t^s 'A^X^? "^^os ^apaKTrfpl^erai" 
Photius. {Johannes Damascenv^^ MS. Florcntinum^ II., 25, 2.) 

" The mirror reflects the image of the bodily shape, but the fashion of the 
soul is displayed in our converse and our speech." 

" K.av)(<ji}fjL€vos TO Sttipov 6 Sc8(OKa9 <)5>tXu), 
Ipyo) (TTpaTTjybs yeyova?, iv Xoyw ^ovru?." 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 18, A, B^ 

" If thou dost boast of what to friends thou'st given, 
In deeds thou art a general, in words 
A murderer." 

'^ Ke8va KaKol <f>0(.ipov(n ywoiKtuv riOia fjLvOoi" 

Naumachius. NuptiaUa Monita^ 56. 
"Woman's discretion by loose gossip's ruined," 


l(r6TrjTa Tt/i^v, ^ <t>i\ovs del <^iXots, 

^vvSct • TO yap Ivov vofUfwv rols dvOpilnroui €<f>v" 

Euripides. Phoenissae, 536. — (Chorus.) 

'* Better far, my son. 
To reverence equality, which links 
Friend aye witn friend, and ally with ally, 
City with city ; for equality 
By natural law is on mankind enjoined." 

"KcKTrycro 8' 6p6S)<s av i^Q^ ^^^^ \ff6yoVf 

Kcu fjLLKpa aio^ov rfj SUfj ^:wov(r^ del. 

/xiyS' 0)9 KaKO^ vavK\rjpos ev Trpd^a^ ttot^, 

^rfrCiv Ttt TrXetW eTra iravr airwXecrcu,^* 

Euripides. Ino^ Fragment 13. 

" Hold what thou rightly without blame mayst hold, 
Living a righteous life with small possessions ; 
Nor like a foolish merchant, whose affairs 
Are prosperous, in seeking more lose all." 

" ('AXXa) KepSeL kcu o-o^twScScrat." Pindar. Pythia, HI., 54 (96). 
** But greed can wisdom's self enthral." — {Morice.) 

" Kep8eo)v 8c xPl P'^rpov Orjpevep.€v" Pindar. Netnea, XL, 47 (62). 
"Seek not immoderate profit." 

•* KepSrj Totavra XPV "^^^^ Kraa-Oat jSpoTiov, 
e<f>* ola-i /LtcAAct p.-qiroO' varepov otcvciv." 

Euripides. Ghresphontes, Fragment 18. 

"Such gains alone should mortal man desire 
As wm not give him cause to weep hereafter." 


"** KepSurrov €v <f>povovvra jjltj SokcIv <f>pov€7v" 

Aeschylus. Prometheus Vinctus^ 385. — (Oceaniis,) 
*Tis best being wise to have not wisdom's show." — {Plumptre.) 


** Kep3o9 €v KOKol's ayviiHTCa" Eubipides. Antiope^ Fragment 7. 
" In misfortunes ignorance is gain." 

"** K€/)8o9 ft€V ovScv eiSci/ai, tto^os §€ tis 

Ttt T(ov <I>lX(ov ^iXoLcriv ala'6i<r0ai /caKct." 

Eubipides. Helena^ 763. — (Helena.) 

** To know were profitless ; yet friends must needs 
Yearn to be told the aflBictions of their friends." — [A. S. Way.) 

" Kt/So/acvoi yap 

^Oavdraiv, avrol TrXeiov c^ovci Pporoi** 

Theocritus. Epigrams^ V, (XIII.) , 5. 
" Who serve the gods shall greater blessing gain." 


K>7pvo-o-€Tat fi€v rj *p€Trj • icaK09 8* dvTjp 

cnyrjXov ecr;(e ^wv re koI ^avwv )8tbv.'* 

Zenodotus. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, II. ^ 12.) 

" Virtue is widely heralded ; the bad 
Both live and die beneath the cloak of silence." 

" KXcTTToiv yap rj vv(, tyjs 8' dXrjOiLa^ to <^<os." 

Eubipides. Iphigenia in Tauris, 1026. — (Orestes.) 
• • Thieves love the night, but truth the light of day. " ^ 

■**KX€a)v IIpofirjO€v^ iari ftera ra irpdypxiTa.^^ 

EupoLis. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 20. 
"Cleon is a Prometheus after the event." 

'" KXvctv SiKaL(i)S fJLoXkov "5 Trpa^ai ^cXcis." 

Aeschylus. Eumenides, ^%0.— (Athene.) 
"Thou lovest the fame of justice more than bjcV— (Plumptre.) 

'" Koiva TO. ^tXcDV." 

BioN OP BoBYSTHENES. (Diogenes LaertitiSy IV., 7, 9, 53.) 
"Among friends all things are in common." 

'•'Kotvov Srj TOVTO koX Trpos aTravTcov OpvXovfJiivov irap€inhr)iiia tl<; 

CO-TtV O ptOS. 

Plato. Axiochus, II. (Stephens, p. 365, b.) — (Socrates.) 

"It is a common saying, and in everybody's mouth, that life is but a 

•" KoXa^c TOL irdOrj, Iva firj vtt* avrwv Tifioipr^,** 

Epictetus. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, L, 50.) 
" Control thy passions, lest they take vengeance on thee." 

4o6 K0AAK02— KPEIS^flN TAP. 

" KoXoLKos 8c )8ibs fxiKpov xpovov dvOii, 
ovScts yap X^P^*" 'n'oXiOKpOTa.Kfkia TrapacrtTa).'* 

Alexis. Psetidomenos, Fragment 2^ 

** For no long time the flatterer flourishes, 
For none can brook a grey-haired parasite." 

" K.6fX7raa-ov Oapcwv, aXcKTwp wore ^lyActas wcAas." 

Aeschylus. Agamemnon^ 1671. — {Chorus.} 
"Be bold and boast, like cock beside his mate." — (Plumptre.) 

" Kov<^a (Tot 
X"(i>v €7rav(i)U€ frio-oL, yuvat. 

Euripides. Alcestis, 462. — (Chorus.) 
" Light lie on thee, lady, the sward."— (i4. S. Way.) 

*' Kparel rjSovrj^ ovx o aTre^^o/xcvos, aAX' 6 ^(piafjievo^ fih/, firj TrpoeK^ 
<l)€p6fjL€vos 8c." 

Aristippus. (Stobaeus, Flcyrilegium, XVII. ^ 18.) 

"The master of pleasure is not he who abstains from it, but he who uses 
it without being carried away by it." 

" Kparctv K eWi^eo roivSc, 

ya<rTp6s /xcv Trpwrtcrra, kol vttvov, Xayveirjfs t€ 

Kttt ^v/xov." Pythagoras. Aurea Carmina^ 9. 

** Be it thy use to keep these things in check. 
The belly first, then sleep, desire and anger." 

** Kpar^pos Iffna-riov (tXtye) rov fxey irptDTOv vyuia^ TrlvecrOai, tov 

8c B€VT€pOV rjSoV^S, TOV Sc TptTOV vfipCiDS, TOV Sc TcXcVTaiOV 

fiavlas" Anacharsis. (Stohaeus, Florilegium^ XVIII. ^ 26.) 

" The first cup we drink is a libation to health, the second to pleasure, the- 
third to wantonness, the fourth to madness." 

" Kpcto-(rov yap ela-aira^ Oaveiv 
7j Ta5 aTracras ^/xcpa? 7rao-;(ctv KaKw?." 

Aeschylus. Pro^netheus VinctiLS, 750. — (lo.) 

" Far better were it once for all to die. 
Than one's whole life to sufi'er pain and grief." — (Plumptre.) 

*' Kpctcrcrov 8c ttXovtov kox /SaOvo'Tropov ^Oovos 

dvSpC)v SiKatwv Kdya6(x)V 6//,tXiat." 

Euripides. AegeuSy Fragment 9^ 

"Better than store of wealth, or deep-sown land. 
Is comradeship with just and noble men." 

" Kpcto"O"0)V yap ovtls 'xpiqp.d.Twv 'jri<j>VK dvrjp, 
irXrjv ct Tts • oo-Tis 8' avros co-tiv, ovx opC).^^ 

Euripides. Danae, Fragment 6^ 

" No man can rise superior to wealth 
Save one, perchance, and him I ne'er have known." 


" Kp€i(r(r(i)v <t>L\o^ cyyus rj aSeXcJ^o? fmKpav otKuiv." 

Anon. (StobaeuSy FlcyiiUgiu/m, XVI,, 151.) 

" Better a Mend at hand than a brother at a distance." / 

** KpctTTov yap coriv cv Tc^/oa/A/xenyv Xafieiv 
ywoLK airpoLKOp rj KaK(09 ftcToi )(prifidT(iW, 
rqv iaofihnjv koI rctura fiero^^ov toC /Scov.** 

DioDORUs SiNOPENsis. Ex luccrta .F^r&uto. 

"Better to wed a woman well brought up, 
Though dowerless, than one ill-bred with money, 
Who, with her wealth, thy partner'll be for life." 

** KpctTTOv yap irov trfiLKpov ev rj woXv piq iKavta'S Trcpavat." 

Plato. TheaetetiiSf XXXI, {St^hens, p. IQlyB.)— {Socrates.) 

"Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly." 

— {Joioctt.) 

** K/?ctTToi/ €?vai T0t5 TTocrtv oXtcr^^v, rj -rfj yXwrrry.'* 

Zbno. {Diogenes Laertius, VIL, 1, 22, 26.) 
"Better a slip of the feet than a slip of the tongue " , 

** KpctTTOv IXcyc €t9 KOpaKa^ rj cts KoXaKas tpjtrto'iiv ' oi ficv yap 

vcKpovSy OI- d€ ^wvTtts iamovcLV, 

Antisthenbs. {Diogenes LaertiuSy VLy 1, 4, 4.) 

" It is better to fall amongst crows than amongst flatterers ; for the former 
wait till we are dead, the latter eat us alive." 

" Kpelrrov cXcycv eva <f>iXov ep^ctv ttoXXoi; a^tov, 17 7roAAov9 pi^Stvo^ 
oiftovs.*" Anacharsis. {Diogenes LaertiuSy J,, 8, 5, 105.) 

"One friend of tried value is better than many of no account." 

" KpctTTOv 6\ty' i(m ^(prjp.aT awTrdTrTO)? €X^'*'» 
ri iroWa <f}av€p(ji)s, dXXa p.€T ovclSov^s Xa^eiv." 

Mknander. Fabidae Inceriaey Fretgnient 120. 

" 'Tis better to enjoy small means in secret, 
Than great wealth openly, but with disgrace." 

" Kpecrorov dpx^o'OaL to 15 dvorJTOKTtv rj apvctv." 

Democritus. Ethica, Fraginent 144 (193). 
" It is better to serve fdols than to rule them." 

lV/0€crorov Ttt oiiajLa apxtpTrjp.aTa cAcy^ctv rj ra ouv€ia. 

Democritus. Ethica, Fragment 114 (94). 
" Reproof is better addressed to our own failings than to those of others." 

" Kpccro-cDv yap oiKTipp.ov ffiOovo's" PiNDAB. Pythia, L, 86 (164). 
"Better be envied than pitied." — {Morice.) 

" Kptvci <^t\ov9 6 Kaip6^ 0)5 xpyaov to rrvp.^' 

Menander. Monosticha, 276* 
"A crisis tries our friends as fire tries gold." 


"K/Mveiv ovK iiriouce ^CT/ia cpya ^poroXa-C^ 

BiON Smyrnabus. Fragment 17 (6), 9. 

" 111 it beseems that man should judge God's handiwork." 

** KpwTTctv dfJLaOtrjv Kp€cr<rov rj cs fi€(rov €t>€p€Lv" 

Heraclitus. {Stobaeus, Florilegiumf IILy 82.) 

'* Ignorance is better concealed than displayed." 

oTvOV T€ TTIVWV, CIS CpCOTtt T* iflTT^O'iaV * 

afJi<l>6T€pa firjvveL yap airo twv ^X^pLpArtov 

Kttt Twv Aay(i)v rau^', wore tovs apvovpivov^ 

jjuaXiara tovtous KaTa<)!>avcts Troict." 

Antiphanes. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment 12. 

"Phidias, all other things may men conceal 
Save two, that they've drunk wine or fall'n in love ; 
Both these by word and look do men betray, 
So that the very fact of their denial 
But makes the case more clear." 

" Kr^fia T€ cs dctV Thucydides. History y J., 22, 4. 

"A possession for over." 

^* KTi7/xaTa)V iravrwv ripMsirajov ainjp <^tAos." 

Herodotus. History ^ F., 42. 
*' A friend is of all possessions the most valuable." 

** Kt^ctcu €U piv veoTTjTL €V7rpa$taVj Iv Sk tw yrjpa. <ro<^tav." 

Bias. {StobaeuSt FLorilegium^ Ill.y 79, f.) 

** May we have good fortune in youth, wisdom in old age." 

** ILvP^pvriTov pev tpyov ayaOov €ts ra? rtav irvevpaTUiv /Acra/^oXa? 
appocraa'Oai ' avhph^ 8e (to^ov frpbs ras t^s TU)(rjs" 

Aristonymus. {Stobaeus, Florilegmm, IIL^ 40.) 

** It is the business of the skilful pilot to set his course according to the 
changes of the wind : of the wise man, to those of fortune. " 

** KcoriXctf dv^pcoTTO) (riyav ^aXeirdiyraTov a)($o^" 

Theognis. Sententiaet 295. 

*' No harder penalty the babbler knows 
Than silence." 

"Aa)8dvT€9, ^v 8* iyti), wo-irep ircvaKa froXiv T€ kcu rjOrj dvOpfiyjrayVy 
TTpiiiTOV pkv KaOapav TrotT/crctav dv." 
Plato. Republic^ VI., 13. {Stephens^ p. 601, a.) — (Socrates.) 

"They will take a state and human nature for their tablet, and begin by 
making a clean surface."— {/oioeW.) 

AAeOME©*— AIMni A*. 409 

*** AaOofJLeO* ^ apa tovtcs ort ^vaTOt ycvo/x-co^a, 
j^*: l^pa)^ €K Molpas Xa;(0/A€v ;(pdvov." 

BioN Smyrnaeus. Idylls, Fragment 7 (5, 0), 10. 

'* Methinks we all forget that we are mortal, 
And that so short a span the Fates allot." 

**AaA,€tv apMTTOs, dSwaTtaraTO^ Xcyciv." 

EupoLis DemoSt Fragment 8. 

** A wondrous chatterer, but a wretched speaker." 

" Aaw fjLT] TTwrreue * TroXvTpoTros iariv OfuXos- 

Xads TOi Kol vSwp Koi irvp, a.KaTaa")(€Ta Travra." 

Phocylidbs. Sententiae, 95. 

*' Trust not the people ; fickle is the mob, 
Like fire and water, uncontrollable." 

**A€oi^t crv^rjy, rj yvvaLKL (rufx^Lovv.** 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 327. 
" Choose rather with a lion to live than with a woman." 

"** KrfY^i 8* €pts SpafjLoxkra tov Trpoa-wTaTa) 

dvSpQiv yepovTiav cv iwaXXayjj Xoyov." 

Sophocles. Ajax, 731. — {The Messenger.) 

"But when the strife had reached its farthest bounds, 
It ceased with wiser speech of aged men." — [Plumptre.) 

■**Aiy^a<ra 8* opryrj^ KcpSavct? d/xciVova." 

Euripides. Medea, 615.— {Jason,) 
"Refrain from wrath, advantaged shalt thou be."— (i4. S. Way.) 

**Amiv ^iXoiv (TcavTov ovk l^cis <^tAov.** 

Menandeb. Monosticlux, 310. 
" Too friendly to thyself, thou'lt have no friends." 

** Aifjitp^ dTV\La^ i(rTiv dvOpwirois T€)(yrj." 

Menandeb. MonosticJia, 309. 
"Art is man's refuge from adversity." 

" Atftos yap tol irdpLirav depryiZ (rvpifjiopo^ dvSpL** 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 302. 
"Hunger's the faithful comrade of the idle." 

Aifna yap ovd€v coTtv avrctTretv eTros, 

Menandeb. Monosiicha, 321. 
"There is no word with which to answer hunger." 


HoMEB. Odyssey, XIL, 342. 
" Most grievous of all deaths it is to die of hunger." 


** (Kal yap tc) Altcu ctci Aios Kovpat fie/aXoiOf 

X<o\aL T€ pvcroL T€ Trapa^XajTres t o<)^^aX/xti), 

at pd T€ Kal fxeroTTKrO* "Arrys dXcyovo-t Kiovcrat." 

Homer. IZtod, IX., 602; 
** Prayers are the daughters of immortal Jove ; 
But halt and wrinkled, and of feeble sight, 
They plod in Ate's track."— (Zorrf Derby.) 

** Aoyos yap rovpyov ov vik^ ttotc." 

EuBiPiDBS. Alcmene^ Fragment 12. 
"Speech ne'er prevails o'er action." 

" AvTrat yap 6.v0p(jyrroL(n tCktoxhtlv voo'ov^" 

Euripides. Fragment 896, 
^* Man's griefs are oft the cause of his diseases." 

" AuTTCt fi€ SovXjo^ fJLU^ov oiKCTOi; (fipovmv.** 

Menandkr. Fabiilae IncertaCt 255^ 
*^ I hate a slave who^s wiser than his master." 

" Auttt; /xavias oii6toi\o^ cTvat /xot Sokci.* 

Antiphanes Fdbulae Incertae^ Fragment 64v 
** Methinks that grief is madness* next door neighbour." 

" AvTTT}^ larpos i<mv avOptiyjroi'; Xdyo?, 
^^XO^ yap ovTO? /jlovo^ €^€t ^cXK-n^pia." 

Mbnander. Fdbulae Incertae^ Fragment 23; 

** Speech is the great physician of men's griefs, 
For speech alone has balm for wounded hearts." 

'* Maivd/AC^a Trarrcs. oTrorav dpyt^w/uic^a, 

TO yap KaTaa')(Uv ioTi rrjv opyyjv vovo^," 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae., Fragment 59, a, &. 

"We are all mad whenever we are angry. 
For hard the task our anger to control." 

** MaKapi09, oo'TLf; avros l(T)(y(j)v In 

TTatSas TrapacTTTt^ovTas oXkCixov^ €;(€i." 

Diogenes {Stobaeus. Florilegium, LXXV,f l.> 

".Blessed is he who, still in manhood's bloom. 
Sees his stout sons in arms beside their sire." 

" MaKapi09, ooTt5 €vtv)(€l ya/xov Xafiwv 

Euripides. Fragment 878. 
" Happy is he who weds a noble wife, 
And happy, too, is he who weds her not." 

MaKap£0$, ocTTi? ovfTtav koI vovv e;(€t, 

y^prjraf. yap ovtos €ls a Set ravrrj Ka\(09." 

Menander. Demiurgos, Fragment 2^ 

" Happy the man who hath both wealth and wit. 
For aye his wealth will worthily be used." 


** MaXa yap <l)L\o(r6<l>ov tovto to irdOo'Sf to Oavfid^eiv ' ov yap oAAif 

Plato. Theaetetus, XL (Stephens, p. 165, d.) — (Socrates.) 

** Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder."^ 


*' MaXiora a^tos ccrrt fiKreio'Ocu, on Trovrjpbs wv kol to. twv xprjoTfair 
(njfjL€La hiafjiOup^ir Aeschines. In Ctesiphontem, 99. 

" He is specially deserving of our haired, in that being wicked he has all 
the outward signs of virtue." 

" (Ov )(p7) Xcoa/Te? a-Kvfivov ev iroXei rpiffyeiv,) 

MaXto-ra fiey Xeovra fXTj V ttoXci rp€<f>uv, 

ijv 8* iKTpe<l>y Tt9, TOL^ Tporirois VTrrjp€T€LV," 

Aristophanes. Banae, 1431. — (AeschyliLs.) 

** It is not right to nourish in the state 
A lion's whelp ; and if one should be nourished 
His disposition must be yielded to." — ( Wheelwright.) 

"MaAAov alpovvTOL (61 v€0t) Trpdrruv to. KoXa rwv (rvp.KJ>€p6vT(iiVy. 
TO) yap ^^€t J^fici jjLoXXov rj t<3 Xoyar/AU)." 

Aristotle. Rhetorica, 11. y 12. 
"The young are more likely to select the right than the expedient course ; 
for their life is ruled rather by disposition than by reasoning. " 

** MoAAov yap Su ra? hriBv^jJxjs ofiaXc^etv rj ras ovo-ta9." 

Aristotle. Political 11. , 7, 8. 
" We should aim rather at levelling down our desires than levelling up our 

** MttXXoV 8' COTt TO ov €V€Ka KOL TO KoXoV CV T0t9 TtJs <f>Va'€(Ji)^. 

€pyots 17 CV rots ttjs t€;(v>7S.'* 

Aristotle. De Partihus A^iimalium, J., 1, 6. 

" There is more both of beauty and of raison Wetre in the works of nature- 
than in those of art." 

" (Kat) Mav^avo) /xcv ota Spav jJLeXXto KaKo. ' 
Ovfios Sc Kp€La'a'0)v twv ifUDv ^SovXcuftaTcov, 
oo~7r€p fjLcyCo'Twv atTLOS KaKwv ^poTor9." 

Euripides. Medea, WIS.— (Medea.) 
"Now, now, I learn what horrors I intend : 
But passion overmastereth sober thought, 
And this is cause of direst ills to men." — (A. S. Way.) 

MaTT/v ap ol y€povTC9 cv^ovrat Oavclv. 
yrjpa^ \f/iyovT€<;^ koX ficucpov \p6vov filov, 
rjv 8' €yyv9 eXOrf OdvaTO^, ovSet9 PovXctcu 
UVY}(TK€LV TO yrjpas ovk€t €(rr avTOc^s papv, 

Euripides. Alcestis, 669.— (Admetus.)^ 
'* For nought the aged pray for death's release, 
'Plaining of age and weary wearing time. 
Let death draw near — who then would die ? Not one : 
No more is eld a burden unto them." — (A. S. Way.) 



** Mcya KaKOv to fiTj BvvacrOai <j>€p€LV KaKOv** 

BiON OP BoBYSTHENES. (Diogenes Laertius, IF., 7, 3.) 

" It is a great evil to be unable to bear evil." 

** Meya /xcv yap oT/Aat Ipyov koX to a.p)(rjv KaTaTrpa^ai, iroXv 8' ert 

fji€i^ov TO XafiovTa otacrwcracr^at." 

Xenophon. Cyropaedia, Vll.y 5, 76. 

"I look upon the acquisition of sovereign power as a great achievement, 
but the maintenance of it as a "greater." 

** McyoAa yap Trpijy/xara fxeyaXoKTi. KLvSvyoKTi e^cAct KaratpcW^at.* 

Herodotus. History, VIL, 50. 
"Great achievements are attended by correspondingly great dangers." 

"McyoAry rvpawls avBpl TCKva icai yiv-^." 

EuHiriDES. Oedipus^ Fragment 5. 
** Man's greatest tyrants are his wife and children." 

^* Mcyas yap "AiSiys €0"Ttv evOwos ^porwv 

evepOe xOovoSf 

d€\Toypa(pio 0€ TravT eirwira <pp€vi, 

Aeschylus. Eunienid^s, 273. — {Chorus.) 
" For Hades is a mighty arbiter 
Of those that dwell below, and \»k*itb a mind 
That writes true record all man's deeds survey.*^. ' — (Plumptre.) 

"** Mcyas Sc TrXcvpa )8ov9 viro (rp.LKpas o/xws 
/uiacTTtyos 6p66^ CIS oSov Tropcvcrai." 

Sophocles. Ajax, 1253. — {Agamemnoi':) 

"And oxen, broad of back, by smallest scourge 
Are, spite of all, driven forward in the way." — {Plumptre.) 

" Meyas 

Orjaavpos io-Tt koI fie/Saios p.ovo'LKrj 

airacTL tois fiaOovcrL TratScv^eto-t tc." 

Theophilus. Citharoedus, Fragment. 
" Music's a great and never-failing treasure 
To those who've learnt and studied it in youth." 

^^ MeyiCTOv dya^ov io-Ti fieTo. vov XP'^orroTTys." 

Menander. Fabidae Incertae, Fragment 246, c. 
"The highest good is mind allied to virtue." 

crapSdvLOV fidXa tolov." B.omer. Odyssey. XX., 301. 

" Smiled from the heart a fell sardonic smile."- ( }Vcn'sleyf.f 

Mct^ov ocTTt? avTL TTj^ avTov Trarpas 
'biXov vofJLL^eLf TOVTOv ovSafJiov Aeyco." 

Sophocles. Antigone, 18S.- (Osot.,.^ 

As worthier than his country counts his friend, 
T utterly despise him." — [Plumptre.) 


" McXct yap dvSpi, firj yvvrj ^ovXevira) 

Toi^wOey ' €v8ov 8' ov<ra firj fiXd^rfv tl$€l" 

Aeschylus. Septem contra ThebaSf 200. — (Eteocles.) 

"Things outdoors are still 
The man's to look to : let not woman counsel. 
Stay thou within, and do no mischief more." — {Plumptre.) 

** TwaiKi yap crtyiy T€ koI to <T(o<l>pov€LV 

KctAAtcTTOV, cicro) 0' rjo^xov fiev^w Sd/xcov." 

Euripides. Heraclidae, 476. — {Makaria,} 

*' Since for a woman silence and discretion 
Be fairest, and still tarrying in the home." — (.4. S» Way.) 

^'''EvSov /xevovcrav rrjv ywoLK* eTvat ;(p€U)V 

i<rO\7]v, Ovpao'L 8' d^iav tov fXTjSevos" 

Euripides. Meleager^ Fragment 10. 

'* 'Tis the good housewife's part to stay within ; 
And worthless ever is the gadabout." 

**T7^ 0vo-tv €vOv<i TrapcoTKCuacrcv 6 ^€09, ws IpiOi 8oic€r, ttjv 
fji€v TYJs yvvaiKos iirl rd €vSov epya koI €7ri/xcX>y/xaTa^ 

TTJV 0€ TOV aVOpOS CTTt Ttt €^(D Cpytt Kttt €7nfl€ArjfJiaTa, 

Xenophon. Oeconomicics, VII., 22. 

"God, as it seems to me, has fitted woman by nature for the 
occupations and cares of the home, man for those of the out- 
door life." 

'*0u ;(/3t; 8c ttjv ywaiKa 8€Lvr)V iv rot? 7roXtTtKor9, ctAA.' it^ 

olKOVOflLKols €LVai.' 

Theophrastus. {Stobaeus, Florilegium, LXXXV., 7.) 

" We do not want a woman to be clever in the affairs of the state^ 
but in those of the home." 

** IcTTOi yvvaLK(t)V epya kovk iKKXrjcriaLJ^ 

Menander. Monosticha, 260. 
" The loom is woman's work, and not debate." 

** AetTTC 8c 01 Ta Ovprjcfa, rd koI BvvaraL irovUtrOai^ 

(TOt 6* OLKOxfteXlrj /xcXeVo), p.€yap6v tc (jyvXacro'eLV ." 

Naumachius. Nuptialia Monita^ 19. 

" Leave him the outdoor work, wherein he excels ; 
Be thine the household cares, guard thou the home." 

" McXctt; to TTttv.'* Periander. (Diogenes Laertius^ J., 7, 6, 99.) 
" Care is everything." 

" MeWovTa ravra ' twv irpoKeLfiivwv Tt ■^(prj 

7rpd(r(r€iv, /xcXct yap tu)v8' oTotct ^(prj fiiXeiv," 

Sophocles. Antigone, 1334. — {Chorus.) 

" These things are in the future. What is near 
That we must do. O'er what is yet to come 
They watch, to whom that work of right belongs."— (P^ww/?^re.) 


aTravra fi^raiiiXiiav avOpiaTTOLS <t>€p€if 

fjLOVYj cidwrr/ /^cra/xcXciav ov <t>€p€L^ 

Menandbr. Fahulae Iticertae, Fragment li3. 

** Tell no one what 'tis in thy mind to do, 
For all things to mankind repentance bring, 
But silence only bringeth not repentance.* 

* Mc/AacTTtycocro &v, ci p.rj wpyt^d/xryv." 

Plato. {Diogenes Laertius, III., 26, 39.) 
** If I had not been angry I should have beaten you." 

^'MeiMvrjcr otl ^kt/tos v7rdp)(€L<s." Phocylidbs. Sententiae, 109. 
" Remember that thou art mortal." 

** Mcvci 8* €Kd(rT<o Tov0\ oTTcp //,eXA.€i Tra^ctv." 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 349. 
"The future holds for each his destined sorrows." 

** McTOL Tqv S6(TLV Tctp^toTa yr}p<x(TKf.i xctpiS*" 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 347. 
*' When once the gift is given soon gratitude grows old." 

"McrajSoXTy Travrmv yXvKV." Eubipides. Orestes, 2^L—(Electra.) 
'' Change in all things is sweet." 

"McTa/AcAoy €7r* alcrypoicrLv €pyfjia(n piov crtoTrfpirj.^^ 

Democbitus. Ethica, Fragment 99 (102). 
** Repentance following on evil actions is the saviour of life." 

"McTtt/xcovta Orjpevoyv aKpavrois IKiria-iv,^^ 

PiNDAB. Pythia, III., 23 (39). 
"Trust to vain hopes and fleeting phantoms chase." — {Morice.) 

"MerccTTt to2<s SovXotcri SccrTroToiv vdcrov.*' 

Eubipides. Alcmaeon, Fragment 16. 
"The servants in their masters' sickness share." 

"*' Mcrpa <l>v\d(T(r€(rOaL • Katpo^ 8' «7rt ttoxtlv dpio'TO'i.^^ 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 694. 
" Preserve the mean ; right season's best in all things." 

" Mt/Scv dyav,'* Solon. (Diogenes Laertivs, I., 2, 16, 63.) 
" Nothing in excess." 

•'MrySc*' dyav (TttcvSciv • TrdvTwv p.i(T apwrra." 

Theognis. Senkntiaet 335. 

" Be not too zealous ; moderation's best 
In all things." 

* Merpov dpicrrov,^^ 

Cleobulus. (Diogenes Laertiv^, I., 6, 6, 93.) 
" Best is moderation." 


"Mc^cTov TO XLav, fJiiOeTOV." 

. Euripides. Phoenissas, 684. — (Jocasta,) 

''Cast all excess aside.'* 

" Ilav TO TTovXv ry ^va^i xoXc/xiov." 

Hippocrates. Aphorisms^ 11,^ 61. 
"All excess is contrary to nature." 

LO fiea-ov eivat ttws aicpov. 

Abistotlb. Ethdca Nicomachea, ILy 6, 20. 
" The meaR is in a sense the highest point." 

■" McTpta 8€ 17 ^€<3 SovXeia, a/ACTpo9 Sc 17 TOts avOpttiirois" 

Plato. Epistolae^ VIII. (Stephens^ p, 364, e.) 
"The gods* service is tolerable, man*s intolerable." 

(^10 TTcuiatov €7ros ojs €v eiprjraLy to) firj afia OLp)(jj irav t€Ao5 
Kara<t>aLV€crOai" Herodotus. Histories, VIL, §1. 

"As the old proverb truiy says : When we commence a thing we cannot 
always foresee the end." 

■**MTy 3ta. <l>6^ov, dAAoL Std to Scov d7r€)(€a'0aL dfJLapTrjfxaTiaVr** 

Democritus. Ethica, Fraginent 45 (117). 

" We should abstain from sin not through fear, but through reverence," 

^* Mry ctvat Trpos Travras iravTa prjTo..' 

Aristoxenus. (Dioge^iesLaer tilts, VIIL, \ 16, 18^ 
" Not all things should be told to all." 

**Mi7 €K roiv Koytav Ta Trpdyfiara, aXK* cic twv TrpayfiaTiov tovs 
Xoyov^ ^r}T€Lv.'* Myson. {Diogetx^s Laertitcs, J., 9, 3, 108.) 

"Seek not to learn a man's deeds from his words, but rather hie words 
from his deeds.* 

*' Mr/ iv TToXXots oKvya A,ey€, oAA' cv oXtyots iroAAa." 

Pythagoras. (Stohaeus, Florilegium, XXXV, ^ 8.) 
" Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few." 

■**M7; tpit,€ yovcvcrt, Kav SiKata Aeyjys." 

Pittacus. (Orellit Opttscula Graecorwm Veterum, J., 148.) 

" Do not argue with your parents, though your words be the truth." 

"** Mt; KaKo. K€pSalv€iv ' KaKa KepSea tc' drQa-L." 

Hesiod. Works cmd Da/ySt In 849. 

" Seek not dishonest gain ; dishonest gains are losses." 

** KepSos aucrxpov fiapv K€ifJL'q\lov.*' 

Periander. (StohaeuSt Florilegiiwi, X,, 40.) 

" IH-gotten gains are a treasure that weighs us down.* 


" Ta TTOvrjpd KepSr) rds /xcv r)Sovds €^€1 
jjLLKpdst eirura 8' vcrrepov AvTra? fJLaKpd^/* 

Antiphanes. Fabulae Incertaej Fragment 40l 

** Ill-gotten gains may some small pleasures give, 
But in the end bring untold misery." 

***A7rav TO K€pSos aScKOv t>v ^ipu /3\d/3rjv.** 

Menander. Monosticha^ 6. 
** All profit that's dishonest brings disaster." 

mrj KaKOV €V tp^jjs (nrctpctv tcrov cot cvt ttovto). 

Phocylides. Sententiae^ 152.. 
*' Seek not the bad to benefit ; 'tis sowing seed in the ocean." 

" M^ Kivq x^paSas.'* Sappho. Fragment 114 (86).. 

** Do not stir up the mud," 


M^ KAaie tovs Bavovrw; ' ov yap (ic^cXct 
TO, SaKpv avaLcrOrJTtti yeyovori koX vcKpoJ." 

'Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 167* 

** Mourn not the lost ; for nought can tears avail 
One who is dead and void of consciousness." 

" M^ key on StacriLS ' ov ^tiSoxri yap Xeywv, 
Koi T^v drr dXXwv ifiTroSC^eraL oocrtv.*' 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 72. 

" Say not thou'lt give ; who promises gives not, 
Ajid fetters others who would gladly give." 

" M^ fi aKXavTov a^aTrrov tibv oinOtv KaraXctTrctv, 
voo-</)to-^€ts." Homer. Odyssey, XT., 72. 

" Nay, turn not back, and leave my bones behind. 
Unwept, unburied." 

"M77 /x€, Kvov, yovvinv yowd^€0 fjirjhe TOKrju}V." 

Homer. Iliad^ XXII. , 345.. 

" Knee me no knees, vile hound ! nor prate to me 
Of parents ! "—{Lord Derby.) 

"M77 fJLoi yfvoiff a PovXofi aXX* a a-vpi^ipu.^' 

Menander. Monosticha, 366. 
** Grant me not what I would, but what is best for me." 

** M77 pLOL yevoLTo AvTTpos €vSaipL<l}V pCo^i 
fLT^S* oX^o^f oo-Tt? rrjv ipir^v kvl^ol c^peva." 

Euripides. Medea, 598.— (Medea.'f 

*' No prosperous life 'neath sorrow's cloud for me, 
Nor weal, with thorns of conscience in mine heart ! " 

—{A. S. Way.) 



" MtJ fjLOL 8a>p' ipara 'n'p6<t>€p€ XP^o"*^? 'A^poSmys 

ov TOL aTTopXrjT ioTL $€(jt)v ipiKvBea 8S>pa, 

oaaa K€v avTOL Ouxrtv, ckwv ovk av Tts cAoito. 

Homer. JZtorf, IIL^ 64. 

*' Yet blame me not for golden Venus' gifts : 
The gifts of Heaven are not to be despised, 
Which Heaven may give, but man could not command." 

—(Lord Derby,) 

" M17 fiOL TO irpwTOV Prip! lav ^pafiy KaA.u)9, 
viKav SoKctTO) rqv BiKrjv, irplv av TTcXas 
ypafjLfirjs iKrjrai, Kal tcXos Kapulriff jStov.' 

Euripides. Electra, Qb^.—(Electra,) 

** Jbet none dream, though at starting he run well, 
That he outrunneth justice, e'er he touch 
The very goal and gain the bourn of life." — [A, S. Way.) 

**M*»7 jJLOVOV CTTatVClTC TOVS dva^OVS, dAAoL Kttl fUfl€l<r6€.'^ 

IsocRATKS. Nicocles, XIIL, 61. (Stephens^ p, 39, o.) 
" Be not content only to praise the virtuous, but imitate them also." 

**M^ jjLovov Tovs afjLapTavovTas, StXka Kal tovs /ucAXovras icdXa^c.** 

Periander. {Diogenes Laertius^ J., 7, 4, 98.) 
" We should punish not only the criminal act, but the criminal intention." 

" M-^ vovOini yepovff, apuapravovrd Tt * 
hivhpov TToXaiov ftcrac^euTCvctv SrcricoXov.*' 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 64. 

* Preach not, when frailties in old men you see ; 
Old stumps are not transplanted easily."— (i'^ A, Foley.) 

" M77 vu Tt <T€v deKTjTL SofJLtov €K KTrjfjLa fjiipryrai, 

oTcrOa yap olos OvfJLos ivl onj^co-crt ywatKos • 

K€LVOV fiovXeraL oXkov o</)€AA€tv, os kcv oiruirfj 

7ra(8(ov 8c Trporiptov Kal KOvpiSioio </>iXoto 

oi'KcVt fiifivryrai reOvrjoro^y ov8c ftcToAXa." 

Homer. Odyssey, XT'., 19. 

" Watch, lest in thy despite 
Some fair possession from thy home he get : 
Since, well thou knowest, a woman's soul is set 
His house to prosper whom she chance to wed ; 
Linked to another she discards all debt 
Due to the children of her former bed. 
Nor thinks at all of him, her dear-loved husband dead." 

— ( Worsley.) 

**Mt/ vvv to. Trd/oco), rdyyvOev pLtOv.^^ o-icdwci." 

Euripides. Rhesus, iQd.— {Hector.) 
" Gaze not on things afar, neglecting what's at hand." 



*' M17 Trarr* axovc, firjB€ travra fidvOaiy€." 

DiONYSius. Thesmophoros, Fragment, line 27. 

*^ To all things hearken not, nor all things learn." 

" Mr; travr ip€vva ' ttoXXo. kol Xa^civ koXov." 

Sophocles. Fragment (Aleadae) 104. 

** In some things be not anxious to inquire : 
Far better is it oft to leare them hid." — (Plumptre.) 

** Mry vaivra hriirracrOai. TrpoOvfieOf firj Travrttxv ^fxaOr]^ y^^- 

Dbmocbitus. Ethica, Fragment 192 (142). 

''Do not aim at knowing everything, lest you end by being ignorant of 

Mr; Tract irtorTeuc. 

P1TTACU8. (StobaeuSj Florilegium, III,, 79, a.) 
"Trust not all men." 

"M.rf Tractv, oAAa TOt? BoKLfWuri TrwTTcveiv* to fiev yap 

€VrjO€S, TO 8c (TtJi}<t>pOV€OVrOS,^' 

Democbitus. Ethica, Fragment 224 (169). 

** Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth ; the former course 
is silly, the latter a mark of prudence." 

''Mr; irdvra irupio Traxri Truarr€vuv dctV* 

Menandeb. MonosticJuiy 335. 
"Believe not ever all that all men say." 

" Mry CKvOptaTTOS itrff ayav 

TTpo^ Tovs icaiao9 TrpdcraovTa^ dvOpinTro^ ycyws." 

EuBiPiDBS. Ino, Fragment 12. 

" Thyself a mortal, be not too severe 
On those who are unlucky." 

" Mt; rayy XaXci * pxiviav yap c/xf^atVet." 

Bias. (Diogenes Laertius, Z, 5, 5, 87.) 
"' Do not speak quickly ; it is a sign of insanity." 

kdXX' ct <l>povovvTiJi}v Tov<s Aoyovs dvSpiov cpw." 

Menakdbr. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 91. 

** Ask not thyself if I who speak am young, 
But if I speak the words of prudeut men." 

*'Mi; viroiTTOS w^os diravra, dAA* tvXa/Sy]^ ytVev kol d(T(f>a\-qs.*' 

Democbitus. Ethica, Fragment 223 (174). 

•' Be not suspicious of everything, but be cautious and tirm." 


'* Mt; ffivvax rov airaLvra vi- 
Ka Xoyov ' TO 8*, cir€t <l>ov§f 
Prjvat K€L$€y, oOtv V€p iJk€l 

SoPHOCLBS. Oedipus Coloneus, 1225. — {Cliorus,) 

" Happiest beyond compare 
Never to taste of life ; 
Happiest in order next. 
Being bom, with quickest speed 
Thither again to turn 
Prom whence we came." — (Plumptre,) 

" Mi/S* dval3aXX.€or0ai Is r avpiov Is t* hnnfffHv ' 

ov yap cTOKrioc/Dyos dvrjp 7rifJL7rX.rj(n kclXxt^v, 

ovS* avajSoAXo/icvos • fi€\irq 8c rot epyov 6<^eAAei. 

act 8* dfJil3o\L€pyos dvrjp aTjycri iroXaict." 

Hesiod. Works and Days^ 410. 

** Prate not of morrows or of days to come ; 
The sluggish worker ne'er will fill the barn, 
Nor he who aye postpones. 'Tis energy 
That aids the work, and whoso will dday 
Shall ever find himself at grips with loss." 

" MryS* virvov fifiXaKOunv Iv ofJLfiaxn irpocrhi^aa-Ooiy 

irplv Tttsv rip,€pLViiiv tpymv rpls iKOtrrov hrkkSuv • 

ttyJ vrapi^rjv ; rC 8* €p€$a; rC pjoi hiov ovk Ir^kia-Brj ; '* 

Pythagoras. Aurea Carmina, 40. 

"Nor e'er let sleep fall gently on thine eyes 
Till thou hast made a threefold inventory 
Of the day's doings ; where thou hast transgressed ; 
Where rightly done; where fallen short of duty." 

"Mi/Sc Kao-tynyrctf tcov irouia-Oai iralpov*** 

Hesiod. Works and DaySy 707. 
"Ne'er count thy comrade equal to thy brother." 

Mt^Sc ficAaive nolo'iv vtto pX.€if>dpounv o^rcDiras * 

ov yap BrjKvTtpais ^vcrts wTrcurcv rffuriXeoTOV 

/wp<l>r]Vf o^pa kolL oAAa Trcpi 'Xpoi rfyvrjaaxyro,'* 

Naumachius. Nwptialia Mowita, 67. 

"Seek not to enhance the brightness of thine eyes 
With pigment, for to woman nature gave 
No half-completed beauty, forcing her 
To call on art in aid of her complexion." 

'' M)/8e fioi oKXavoTos Odvaroi fioXjoi * aXXa <f>CKomw 
TroLrjira^^i Oaytav cKXyca icai o'TOVoxa?.'* 

Solon. Fragment 21. 

" Let me not die unwept, but let my death 
Be cause of grief and mourning to my friend*." 


'' Mi^Sc iroKvitivov ii-qS a$€iyov icaXcco-^at.** 

Hebiod. Works and Days, 715. 
" Be not too lavish nor too mean in hospitality." 

'* MiySc rpial T019 a^vyi.^piarraLroi^ tq ap;(]^, oiKra» kou. ^7801^ Xoyajv 

Kal cirtccKcia d/xapravciv.'* 

Thuctdides. History, ^I^'» ^» 2. 

"Avoid the three errors which are most disastrous to empire, namely, pity^ 
placability, and clemency." 

'* MiySc \nrkp Tov woSa Io-to) to vwoSiy/xa.** 

LuciAN. Pro Imaginilms, 10. 
" Let not the shoe be too large for the foot." 

" Mi^Scis ftc fftavkrfv Kaa-9€vrj vofJLiiirui 
fir)B* rf<rvxaiaVf oAAa Oaripov rpoirov, 
^aptiav €)(0po2s koL <f>iXouriy €vp.€vrj.** 

Euripides. Medea^ BOH,— (Medea.) 

*' Let none account me impotent, nor weak. 
Nor meek of spirit ! Nay, in other sort, 
Grim to my foes, and kindly to my friends."— (i4. S, Way.) 

"MiySciS TOL 0€WV ovocaiTO.** 

Theocritus. Idylls, XXL (XXVL), 38. 
" Let none blame things divine." 

" Mr)S€v dfJLapT€LV core Oedv.** Demosthenes. De Corona^ 289. 
** Only the gods make no mistakes." 

** (*Ek <^i\ooro(^6a9 €<t>ria'€v avTfa Treptyeyovcvat to) MiyScv ^au/xafctv."^ 
Pythagoras. (Plutoflrch, de Recta Audiendi Batione, XIII.) 

''It was through philosophy, he said, that he had come to be surprised at 
nothing." ' 

"MijScv xprjfidTinv ev€#ca irparrciv." 

Periandbr. {Diogenes Laertius, L, 7, 4, 97.) 

" Do nothing for the sake of money." 

**Mi;8e7roTC SovXov rjSovrjs cavrbv iroict* 
Xdyvrjs yvvatKOS ifrriv ovk dvSpo^ toSc." 

Anaxandridbs. Fdbulae Incertae^ Fragment 9. 

" Ne'er make thyself a slave of pleasure ; that 
Befits a wanton woman, not a man." 

Mi^ScVoTC fiTjSlv alirxpov Trotrja'a^ IXwt^c Xijcrctv • »cat yap av tov? 

oAAovs kaSyf^, (ravTia owci^o'ct?." 

IsocRATES. Ad Demonicum, JF., 16. {Stephens, p. 5, b.) 

"If you do aught of which you are ashamed, hope not to hide it; for, 
though you hide it from others, it will be known to your own 



*' M.YJ$* OL^ ixOaip€is, inr€pd)(0€Of fjLiljT iinXajSov,** 

Sophocles. Electra, 177.— {Chorus.) 

" Nor grieve thyself too much for those thy foes, 
Nor yet forget them quite." — {Phtmptre,) 

** }/Lrjvty actSc, dco, IlT/Xi/laSca) *AxiX.r]Oi 

ovkofiarrjVj ^ fivpC *A\aiOL^ aXyt €OrjK€f 

TToXXas 8* i^Oifjuov^ ifru-xas *At8t Trpotaij/ey 

i7p(ou)v." HoMBB. Iliad^ /., 1. 

" Of Peleus' son, Achilles, sing, Muse, 
The vengeance deep and deadly ; whence to Greece 
Unnumbered ills arose ; which many a soul 
Of mighty warriors to the viewless shades 
Untimely sent." — (Lord Derby.) 


opyrjv Kol pvOfiov koI Tpovroy oans av ^." 

Theognis. Sententiae, 963. 

« Ne'er praise a man until thou know him well. 
His temper, disposition, mode of life." 

** Mr/TTO) fiey* ctTriys, Trplv TcXcun/craKT* 1817s." 

Sophocles. Fragment {Tereus) 520. 
" Praise no man much until thou see his death." — (Plumptre,) 

** Mr/T* avapKTOv fiioVy 

aifco^s. iravTt fifcrta to Kparos ^cos w^a(r€v.^ 

Aeschylus. EumenideSj 526. — {Chorus.) 

** Praise not the lawless life, 
Nor that which owns a despot's sovereignty ; 
To the true mean in all God gives success. "--(PZM7n;p<r«.) 

** (^AireKpLvaro 8c Aapeiu)) MtJtc rrp/ yrjv rj\L0vs Svo /xi/tc t^ 'Acrcav 
Svo ^axriXtl^ inrofi(V€iv,'* 
Alexander. {Plutarch, Alexandri Apophthegmata, 11. (180, b.) 

" He answered Darius that the earth could not brook two suns, nor Asia 
two masters." 

"•'Mi/Tt 7ravcru}fi€(rOa SpwVTCs €v ^poTOts." 

Plutarch. An seni respublica gerenda sit, XIV, (791, d.) 
" Let us not be weary in well-doing." 

Ml coTiv apcn/, rov aroirov fpevyeiv act. 

Menander. Monosticha, 339. 

*' One virtue is there, ever to avoid 
What' s out of place. ' ' 

"** Mta yap ;(£A.i3a)v cap ov Trotct." 

Aristotle. Ethica Nicomachea, I., 7, 16. 
*< One swallow does not make a spring." 

422 MIA inrXH— MOIPAN. 

" (^tXos coTt) Mta iln))(rf hvo o'taiJLaa'iy €vot#coi5<ra." 

Aristotle. (Diogenes La&rtiuSj F., 1, 11, 20). 
** A friend is one soul dwelling in two bodies." 

" McK/oov dirb rov rfXiov furd^miOu* 

Diogenes. (PVutarch^ Alexander, XIV,) 

** Stand a little way ont of my sunshine." ^ 

" Murci yap 6 $€0^ tos ayav irpoOvfua^.** 

Euripides. Orestes, 708. — [Menelatis.) 
" Ood hateth over-zeal." 

''Murci TO Ta)(y XaXciVi firj a/juipr(j^' fierdvoLa yap dicoXov^cr." 

Bias. {Stobeieus, Fhrikgmm, III., 79, (.) 
"Avoid hasty speech, lest you make mistakes ; for repentance follows." 

^* Micco) fivdfJLOva (TVfwroTdv." 

Plutarch. QuaesHones Convivales, L, Procemium, (612, b.) 
'^ I hate a boon companion with a good memory." 

*' Mmto) yap Srrois, oltlv€s <l>povova'i. /xcv, 

^povovcrc 8* ovScvds y€ ^rifidrtov vTrcp.** 

Euripides. Archelaus, Fragment 22. 

" I hate in truth all those who prudent are, 
But prudent only in the affairs of money," 


"Micci irovrfpov, )(prf<rTov orav Mrrj Xdyov.' 

Menander. Monosticha, 352. 
'* I hate the wicked when his words are good.' 

" Mio'ci) coffnuTTjiv, ooTts ov\ avTW o-o</)ds." 

Euripides. Fragment 930. 

" Him who professes wisdom I abhor, 
If for himself he be not wise." 

"Mv^^iyv ff aTrdvTwi/ fiovorofXTfrop* ipydrtv.** 

Aeschylus. Prometheus Vinctus, 461. — (Prometheus,) 

" Memory, handmaid true 
And mother of the Muses." — (Plumptre,) 

" Moipa §€ Tts Koi TToXccDV ccTTtv w<nr€p Kol dvSpiov," 

Appianus. De Behus Syriacis, LVIIL 
" Cities have their destinies as well as men." 

" (Ov yap Tts fJL vTTcp alcav avrjp "A'lSl TrpoXdif/eL •) 

Moipav S* ovTtvd <t>rifu 9rc<^vyp.ei/ov cfificvai dv^piov, 

ou KaKov, ovoc fi€v €<rt7Aoi/, €7nyv ra wpcjra yevrjraL, 

Homer. IWoci, VI., 488. 

'* For, till my destiny is come. 
No man may take my life ; and when it comes, 
Nor brave nor coward can escape that day." — (Lord Derby.) 


^ M0V1; Wiv AirapalrrfTtK acyOpwroK Aiici^.** 

Anon. (Stobaeus^ Eclogues, L, 3, 41.) 

** Justice alone cannot be tomed by prayers of men.*' 

*' Movos ^€(tfv yap t^varos ov 8a»payy ipf, 
ovr* OK rt $vw¥f oirr* €irt(nrei/8(i>v avois, 

fiwov Sk Il€iO<a Saifiovwv diroorarcr.'* 

Aeschylus. Fragment {Niohe) 147. 

** Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts ; 
Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured 

hj " " 

Avails ; no altars hath he, nor is soothed 

By hymns of praise. From him alone of all 

The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof." — {Plumptre.) 

" Movwraros yap ct av irdvrtov aiTtos, 

KOi rtov KaKtov koh tcdv ayauutv, cv Ltru ori. 

Aristophanes. Plutus, 182. — {Chremylus.) 

'* For thou alone art cause of all our ills 
And all our goods, be well assured of that."— ( Wheelwright.) 

" yLopa-Lfia S* ovTL <l>vy€iy ^c/xt? • ov o-oifHa tw oTrwcrcTai.'* 

Euripides. Heraclidae, 616.— {Chorus.) 

'* Ye may flee not your doom, nor repel. 
Though the buckler of wisdom ye borrow. "—(i4. S. Way.) 

" Mop<^a OyfXvTepvjo'L ircXci KaXov, avepi 8' aA.#ca." 

610N Smyrnaeus. Fragment 14. 
" Beauty's a woman's glory, strength a man's." 

M.OVVOL d€0<^iXc€9, oo"ots i)(Opbv TO oScKctv." 

Democritus. Ethica, Fragment 41 (107). 
** Those only are lovers of the gods'who hate injustice." 

" Movaai MvafjLoaiJva^ Bvyarpts." 

Aristotle. Ad Virtutem. (StobaetLs, Florilegium, J., 12.) 
*' The Muses are the daughters of Memory." 

" Mova-LKTiv 8' apa 

cp<tf9 8t8ao'K€i, kiSLv aifiovaos ^ to irplv.** 

Euripides. Stheneboea, Fragment 9. 

** Love make's a man a poet, though before 
He loved he ne'er the Muse had known." 

" MvcrqptOV COV firj KOLT^LTrfj^ T<p if>LXw, 

Kov fjL7i (fiofirjOjjs avTOv €\6p6y ycvdftcvov." 

Mbnander. Fahulae Incertae, Fragment 168. 

" Tell not thy secrets to thy dearest friend ; 
Thus thou'lt not fear, though he become thy foe." 

" Nap^Ko^opoi ftcv TToXXoi, PoK^xpi hi Tc iraOpot.** 

Plato. Phaedo, XIII. (Stephens, p. 69, c,)--{8ocraie8.) 
" Many are the thyrsus-bearers, but few are the mystics."— (y<MC«W.) 

424 NATN TOI— NHniO^^ 

" Navv TOi fu* ay Kvp ovBafiw/^ <ra>(c(v ^iXci." 

Euripides. Phaethon, Fragment 7. 

" One anchor's not enough to save a ship." 

"OvTC vavv ii Ivos dyKvpiov, ovrc piov cic /«&? cXirtSo? 
bpfu<rT€ov." Epictbtds. DissertationeSt Fragment 30, 

** We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with 
one hope." 

" NcicvW a/Acnyva Kap-qva'* Homer. Odyssey, X, 621. 

<* The fleeting shadows of the dead." 

" Nc/Aco-crai/xat yc /X€V ovSev 


TOVTO vv KOL y€pws olov o'C^vpolai PporrolcriVi 
K€ipa(r$aL t€ KOfirpf fiaXi^iv r diro SaKpv Trapcioiv." 

Homer. Odyssey, IV,, 195. 

" Nor can I not bewail one fallen in death severe. 
"Tisthe sole boon to wretched mortals given, 
The lock to sever and the tear to shed." — ( Worsley.) 

*' Nebs &v irom^aj}^, yrjpas Ifcis cv^oAcs." 

Menander. Monosticha, 388. 

** Work in thy youth, thus shalt thou thrive in age." 

** Ncos ir€<^vicas, iroAAa koI fiaOtiv <r€ Set, 

Kal TrdAA' aKOvcrai Kal SLBdcrKtcrOaL fiaKpa, 

act Tt ^ovkov ^(prjcrifwv irpoo'p.avOaLVtLV.** 

Sophocles. Fragment (Phthiotides) 622. 

"Thou art but young ; and thou hast much to learn, 
And many things to hear and understand : 
Seek still to add fresh knowledge profitable."— (P/?«77ip^r«.) 

"Ncf^cXoicoKKvyta." Aristophanes. Aves,Q21, — {Euelpides.) 

'* Cloud-cuckoo-land." 

" N^' oXCyqv atvctv, iMcydXrj 8* hn ffiopria OicrOoL ' 

icraerai ct k oyc/xoi yc xaKas dirtxaxriv ai/Tas." 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 643. 

** Praise a small ship, but in a large one load 
Thy merchandise, for greater is her burden, 
And greater gain thou thus on gain shalt pile. 
If but the winds from hostile blasts refrain." 

* Ntp^ioi ou8* IcracTLv ocna irkiov ijfiKrv Travrds." 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 40. 

*'For they are fools, 
Nor know how much the half exceeds the whole." 



"** NTyTTtOMTiv ov Xoyos, dAAa ^/li^p^ yiVcTot SiSacricaXo?.' 

Democbitub. Ethica^ Fragment 32 (138). 
*' Not maxims, but circumstances are the teachers of youth." 

•<C XT '*J»« / % / ^f it '» 

XNiKo, o o fi€iMV rov ficyav, olkoi €)(wv. 

EuBiPiDES. SuppUces, 437. — (Theseus.) 
"And, armed with right, the less o'ercomes the great." — {A. S, Way,) 

" NtKa Xoyur/[A<5 rrfv Trapov(rav frvfi<l>opdv.^^ 

* Menandbb. Monostichaj 685. 

" O'ercome thy present ills by reason's aid." 

** NiK7;s acr^oActa /i€Tpi6Trj^ <f>povrj/iaTOS.** 

Aesop. Fables^ 21, a. — {The two Cocks,) 
" Set bounds to thy presumption, and thou art sure of victory." 

** 'Slkyjo-qv opyrp^ t<S XoyL^caOai icaAai?." 

Menandbb. Monostichaf 381. 
" Let anger be by reasoning o'ercome." 

" No^oi T6 TToXXoi ynycriW a/LtciVovcs." 

EuBiPiOBS. Andromache^ 638. — (Peleus.) 
" And better are bastards oft than sons true bom." — {A, S, Way.) 

■** No/xaraTc eivai rov KaXias iroXc/x-ctK, to iOiXeiv koI to alo'xyy^o'Oai 

Kttt Tots ap\ov(TL ircti^ccr^ai. " 

Thucydides. History, F., 9, 9. 

" Be sure that for success in warfare we must have good- will, modesty and 

"** No/xt^6 8' €1 av rrjv a-avrov <f>iX€i^ 
^XWf ^tXctv airavras.** Euripides. AlcestiSj 703. — {Pheres.) 

"E'en bethink thee, if thou lov'st thy life, 
So all love theirs."— (^. *S. Way,) 

** No/xt^a)v 6fWi(t)S dyaOov iroXiTrjv eiKOt, oq av kol toO (rtafuiTo^ Tt 

icat TTJs ovcrtas Trpovovjrax * frnXurra yap &v 6 toioutos koI to. 

T^s -n-oXcws 8t' cavTov fiovXoiTo opBovadax,** 

Thucydides. History, VI., 9, 2. 

" Remembering also that a good citizen is one who is careful of his own 
person and property ; for such a one is desirous, for his own sake, that 
the affairs of the state should go right." 

** No/x.ot5 cTTccr^at Tots €y\iopioL^ KaXov.*' 

Menandbb. Monosticha, 372. 

" Fair is obedience to thy country's laws." 

'** Nd/ioi/ ffioprid^ui /irj rapa\Orj<ry vofua.'^ 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 244. 

" Reverence the law, lest the law harry thee." 

426 N0M02 O nANTON— NOT2 ErriN. 

** No/xo« 6 iravra>v fiaa-iKw 
OvarSgy T€ KOi aOavarwv,*' Pindab. Fragment 146 {ed, Bergk)^ 

" Law is the king of all, 
Both mortals and immortals." 

No/uu>9 4^vXa)($€U ovScv cortv rj vo/xo9 • 
6 /irj ffiv\a)(6€ls Koi vojjlo^ koX St^fuo^.^* 

Philistion. Menandri et Philislionis Sententiae, 88. 

** Law that's obeyed is nothing else but law ; 
Law disobeyed is law and jailor both." 

" No/Aov9 Kttl Tovs dypa^ovs kcu tovs y€ypa/ifi€vov^ (ti^cjucvoi)." 

ARI8T0TLB. Politica, VII. , 5. 

'* Establishing laws both written and unwritten." 

" Nocroi 8c BvrjfrSiv al fi€v cur' avOalpvroi^ 

ax o €K &c<i>v vap€unv, aAAa ro) vo/x(p 

luifi€$* avras. dAAa croi Xe^ai ^cXct), 

€c C^coi ri opuxrtv aur)(poVf ovk eicriv c^eoi. 

Euripides. £«22erqphon, JFVapmen^ 17. 

« Of mortal ailments some are self-inflicted, 
Some by the gods ; yet hold we to the law, 
And we shall cure them. Surely if the gods 
Do aught that's shameful, they are gods no more." 

" Nocrov iroXu icpctTTOK cVtiv, rj kvTrrjv ^cpctv." 

Philemon. Fahulae Incertae, Fragment 110. 
" Sickness than sorrow is far easier borne." 

** (Acyo) yap) Novv oip^rjy iTna-n/jfirj^,*' 

Aristotle. Analytica Posterior a^ J., 88, 1. 
" Mind is the beginning of knowledge." 

** Now OLPXQV KtKTyccws." 

Anaxaqoras. (Diogenes Laertius^ 11.^ 3, 4, 8.) 
'* Mind is the beginning of motion." 

"NoDk 'xph Otaa-aaSai. rL t^5 €vyLOp<f>ias 
6<l>€kos, orav Tis fiTj <f>p€va^ icoXa^ ^XO > " 

Euripides. Oediptis, Fragment 6. 

** 'Tis mind we must consider. Little aid 
Gives beauty that's without intelligence." 

" Nov? 8c y ov ficpaios, ahiKov KrrjfjLa kov (ra<^c9 c^tXot?." 

Euripides. Iphigema in Aulide, 334. — {Menelaus.) 

"A mind unstable is devoid of justice. 
And dangerous to friends." 

'* NOVS ioTLV 6 huLKOfrpJuiV T6 KCLl irOLVTiDV ttlTtOS." 

Anazagoras. (Plato J Pha^do, XLVI. Stephens, p. 97, c) 
*' Mind is the disposer and cause of all." — {Jotoett.) 


" NvKTtts 8' vTTvos ^XO^*"^ ^ y°-P ^' ^''^^V^^^ &TrdvT<av 

iaOXdv TfSk KaKwv, c-jrct ap ^Xc^ap' afL<l>iK<iKv^,* 

HoMBB. Odyssey^ XX., 85. 

** Then the gods send us their refreshful sleep, 
Which good and evil from our mind doth sweep." — ( Woraley,) 

" Nvv yap 8^ TravTccrcriv liri ^vpov toTarat ok/ia^ 

^ /AaXa Xirypos okcOpo^ *A;(aM)t5 17c yStaivat." 

HoMSB. IZuu2, X., 173. 

"For on a razor's edge is balanced now, 
To all the Greeks, the chance of life or death." — {Lord Derby.) 

" Nwi 8* ivl KXta-irj irivovTi tc SaLVVfievu} tc 

KTj^to'LV dWrjXitiv rcpirtiifiiOa XcvyaXcotcrtv, 

/xvcoo/xcvo) • /x,era yap tc Kat aXyccrt Tcpwcrat dvi/p, 

oo"Tts St; fidXa ttoAXol ird^ kol ttoXX' c7raX>y^." 

Homer. Odyssey, X7., 898. 

" But we two, drinking wine and eating bread, 
Will charm our dear hearts each with other's pain. 
Past sorrow, and the tears a man hath shed, 
Who far hath wandered over earth and main, 
Yield comfort. * ' — ( Worsley. ) 

" Hctv', ov fiOL OcfiLS cot', ov6 ct KaKiitiv aid^v tKBoi^ 
^ctvov aTt/XTJcrat • irpos yap Aids cicrtv aTravrc? 
^ctvot TC ima^oi re ' Socri? 6* oXiyrj re KJiLkrj tc 
ytyvcroi "qfiereprj,** Homer. Odyssey , XIV., 56. 

" friend, I dare not, though a worse man sought 
These doors, a stranger use discourteously. 
All strangers and all poor by Zeus are brought ; 
Sweet is our gift, yet small." •—( Worsley.) 

" Hevov? irivrjTas fiyj irapahpa.p.ri^ tSaiv." 

Menanoeb. Monosticha, 389. 

"Seek not to flee from guest of low estate." 

" PA<jiO^ TtrpwcTKCt cixipja, rov 8c vovv Xoyos." 

Menandeb. Monosticha, 393. 

"The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind." 
" HvvovTc? yvd)/xai9 kriptinv 

fl€TapdX\0VT0 TOVS TpOTTOVS." 

Abistophaneb. Vespae, 1460. — (Chorus.) 

** Some, when more familiar grown 
With others* thoughts, have changed their own." — ( Wheeltoright.) 

"*0 a8cX<^os cav d8ifc^, cvtcv^cv avro fir] \dp.pav€ ori a8iKCi, dWa 

iKeWey fidWov on dScXc^os." Epictbtus. Enchiridion, 43. 

** If thy brother wrong thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but 
more than ever that he is thy brother." 

428 O ANePnnOS— O a' A*eONHT02. 

^' *0 avOpunro^ €V€py€TtK05 ircc^vKois." 

MA.BOUS AuRELius. Quod sibi ipsi seripsitt IX., 42. 

''Man is by nature disposed to do good." 

" 'O avOptiiro^ ffiv<r€t iroXjTiKov f^tfov cctti." 

Abistotlb. PoliHca, I., 2. (C/. IILt 6, 8.) 
** Man is by nature a political animal." 

■"'0 j3tos Ppa}(us, 17 8c rixmrj fJiaKprj, 6 SI icotpos o^5, 17 8c ircipa 

(r^oXcpT/, 17 8c Kpiai'S ;(aA.c7r^." 

HiPPOCBATBS. Aphorisms, J., 1. 

'' Life is short, and art 1b long, and occasion swift, and experience fallacious, 
and judgment difficult." 

" *0 yap Sucaarrjs jSovXcrat ctvai otbv SiKaiov €/i^xov" 

Aristotle. Ethica Nicomachea, V,, 4, 7. 
" The judge desires to be as it were an embodiment of justice." 

" *0 yap icaipos vpo^ avOpiaTrtov ^pa)(y ficrpov €\€i" 

Pindar. Pythia, IF., 286 (608). 
" Time stays not long for man." — [Morice.) 

" *0 yap TOV L^LOV oiKovofJuav KaKCOS ^tOK, 

TTws ovTOS av crcocrcic rtov If w rtvo ; " 

EuPHBON. Didymi, Fragment 1. 

*' For whoso his own household ruleth ill, 
How shall he hope to render aid without ? " 

" O yap Twv Trcptccroiv ^rjXos €vOvs aKoXovOei Koi crvi'otKt^cTat ttJ 
;(pcta Twv avayKaiiav" 

Solon. {Orelli, Opuscula Oraecorum Veterum^ J., 168.) 

"The want of necessaries is always followed and accompanied by the 
envious longing for superfluities." 

*** ('AXX') o yc (Tiyfj 8(t)pa Ocwv €;(0t, orrt StSotcv." 

Homer. Odyssey, XVIII., 142. 
"Receive in silence what the Father brings."— ( Worsley.) 

" O ypafx/JLarttiv aTrcipos ov /SXcVct /SXcttwv." 

Menander. Monosticha, 438. 
" Seeing he sees not who no learning hath." 

** O 8' av ^avaros kl)(€ koL rov c^vydp-aj^oi/." 

SiMONiDEs OP Ceos. Fragment 65 (106). 
" Death catches e'en the fugitive." 

^**0 8' CLKJiOovrfTO^ y' ovk iirL^rj^os TreXct." 

Aeschylus. Agamemnon, 989. — {Clytemnestra.) 

" Who is not envied is not enviable." — (Plumptre.) 

O AE AFAeOS— O eANAN. 429* 

** *0 8c ayaOos Kal Kaico? TjKiara SiaSrfXoi KaB* vttvov, 60€v fficurlv 
ovSkv Siac^cpctv to yfiicv tov fiCov tovs cvSat/mova? to)k d^Aiwv." 

Aristotle. Ethica Nicomachea^ L, 13, 12. 

*' The good and the bad are but little sundered in sleep, whence it is said 
that for half of a lifetime there is no difference between the happy 
and the miserable." 

" *0 Sc j8to5 -jrpafts, ov iroirja-LS ccttiv/' Aristotle. Political J., 3. 
" Life is action, not production." 

"*0 8c l3ov\€V(rdfi€yos aio';(po)9, ct oi 17 r6)(rf iirioTroLrOy €vpr}fjLa 

€vp7fK€* ^ao'ov ^€ ov^fv ol KaK(i>9 /8cj8ovAcvT(u. " 

Herodotus. Histories, VIL, 10. 

** He who adopts rash counsels, if fortune be on his side, may yet obtain 
his desires ; yet none the less were his counsels inconsiderate." 

"*0 8c TTcus 7ravT(ov 6rjpLb}V iarl hva'fi€ra\upuTT6TaTOV' ocrw ya/> 
fidXia-Ta €^€1 TTTjyrjv tov <j}pov€LV fn^irio KarrjpTVfievrjv" 
Plato. LaivSy VII., 14. (Stephens, jp, 808, i>,)—(T'he Athenian.) 

'* Of all animals the boy is the most unmanageable, inasmuch as he has the- 
fountain of reason in him not yet regulated." — {Jowett.) 

O 0€ TTAovTos i7fta9, Kaou.7r€p larpos icaicos, 
irdvTas ySAcTTOVTas vapaXafitov tv^Xovs ttoici." 

Antiphanes. Fahulae Incert(u, Fragment 61, a, b. 

"Wealth, like the quacks who sore eyes seeing find. 
Takes us clear sighted, but it leaves us blind." — {F. A. Foley.) 

"Tv<^Aoi/ 6 TrXovros koI tv^Xovs 


Menander. Hauton Penthon, Fragment 1.. 

** Yea, wealth is blind, and shows that they are blind 
Who gaze upon it." 

Tpix€L KaS' ^fitav twv TaAafjrwpwv j^^ooroiv, 

^iptav kKaxTTOV tw pim KaTaa'Tpo<f>'qv," 

Palladas. Anthologia Oraeca, Z., 81.^ 

"For time runs on, 
Runs on to spite the unhappy race of men. 
And brings to each the o'erthrowing of his life.' 



" O Bdvaros TOiotJros, otoK yci'C(rt9, ^vo"c<o9 fJLVfrrqpLov.' 

Marcus Aurelius. Qitod sibi ipsi scripsit, IV., 5.. 

** Death is of such kind as is birth, a mystery oi nature." 

" *0 Oavtov ovK cVt^v/itcr." Anacreon. Odes, LIL (L.), 13^ 

" The dead hath no desires." 

430 O eEOS— O MEN OTN. 

" *0 ^eos ft»s €<f>v Tt 7roiKi\ov 

Koi SiwrriK/iapTOV • cv Si ^(os dvacrTpe^ct 

cKcio-c icdKcto-' ava<f>€piov.'* 

Euripides. Helena, lll.—iThe Messenger.) 

** Daughter, how manifold God's counsels are, 
His ways past finding out ! Lightly He turns 
And sways us to and tro.*'^(A, S. Way.) 

"'O KoafioSf dAAotoxTts* 6 ^109, inrokrjil/L^.** 

Mabcus Aubeliub. Quod sibi ipsi scripsitt IV. , 3. 
'' The world is change ; life is an alternation." 

" *0 Xoyo9, itxnrep TrXcto-Tiys dya^os, koXov rrj «/^x5 '""cptTti^o't a^fia. 

Socrates. (Stobaeus, Florilegium, LXXXL, 13.) 

'* Speech, like a clever modeller, surrounds the soul ¥ath a fair outward 

"*0 Xvico9 T17V Tpt;(a, ov t^v yvufirfv dAAdrrct." 

Apostolius. ParoBmia^i XII., 66. 
"The wolf may shed his coat but not his nature." 

"*0 /x,€\A,ct9 7rpaTT€iv firj '7rp6\€y€' airoTV^biv yap ycAao-^TjoTy." 

PiTTACUS. (Diogenes Laertius, I., 4, 4, 78.) 

"Do not prate about what you are intending to do, for if you faU you will 
be laughed at." 

*'*0 /X€V dya^os dvr}p ovk cv^ect)? cvSaiftwK i^ OLvdyKa^ ioTiV, 6 8c 

evSaxfiiay icat dya^os aarqp coTtv." 

Archytas. {Stobaeus, Florilegium, J., 72.) 

" The good man is not always of necessity the happy man, but the happy 
man is also a good man." 

"*0 fi€v dXrjOrj^ <l>C\o9 ovt€ fufirjrrj^ iari iravrmv ovr cwatvcTT/s 
irpoOvfWS, dAAcL Twv dpioTWV fioviavJ" 

Plutarch. De Adulatore et Amico, IX. (53, c.) 

" The true friend does not indulge in imitation or eager praise of every- 
thing, but only of what is best in us." 

" 'O p.€v riKwv yap, Kav rf TroXios, ra^v 'iraiSa Koprp^ y€ydfxrjK€v * 
T^S Sc yvi'aticos fiucpos o Kaipos, kov tovtov p.7j 'wiXafi-qTaif 
ov3ets c^cA-ct yrjfiaL ravrqv, drrevofxeyr) Sc KaOrjTau' 

Aristophanes. Lysistrata, 595. — (Lysistrata.) 
" For the returning soldier, tho' he be 
Grey-headed, soon espouses a young girl. 
But short's the woman's opportunity, 
And if she seize not this, no one is willing 
To wed her, but she sits watching her fate." — ( Wheelvmgkt.) 

** *0 fijky ovv €v diropprfTOVi Xeyofievos Trcpl avraiv A,oyos, w? €V tivl 

ff^povp^ ia'fJiky 01 avOpamoL koI ov Set 8^ cavrov cic ravrrjs Xv€lv 

ovo aTrodiopacriceiv. 

Plato. Phaedo, VI. (Stephens, p. 62, b.) — (Socrates.) 

'* Tliere is a doctrine uttered in secret that man is a prisoner who has no 
right to open the door of his prison and run away.'' — (Joioett.) 


*0 /iri yeXwTOS ajcos Ar f ycXcus, 

avTov ycXcoros irc<^VKe icarayeA.(i>9*" 

Mbnandbb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 181. 

"A joke without a point, inane and bald, 


Itself a joke on joking may be called."^^. A. Paley.) 

**'0 fiTf 3ap€i9 av^ponros ov 'iratScvcrai/* 

Menandbb. MonosHcha, 422. 

** The man that's ne'er been flogged has. ne'er been taught." 

** *0 /xi/Scv dSiKwv ov3cvo9 Sctrat vofwv" 

Antiphanbb. FadttZoe Jncerto«, jFVagYit^n^ 89. 

" He needs no law who never falls from justice." 

**'0 vofxos (rvvOi^Krfj icoi, KaOdtrep tffyq hvKO^fipitiV 6 coKfyKnij^f 
cyyvrjiiij^ dAAi;Aots twv SiKaiwv, oAA* ovx olos rroUtv ayaOov<; 
Koi hiKOLiovs T0V5 TToXtVas.'* Abistotlb. Politica, III., 9. 

"Law is a covenant and, as Lycophron the sophist said, a kind of surety 
between honourable men, but it has no power to make the population 
at large upright and honourable." 

Twv KarOavovTOiV f§ fxtv ot, yviljfirjv 8* €\ti, 

auavaTOVy cis auavarov aiUto €fiw€(r(iiv. 

Euripides. Helena, 101^.^(Theonoe.) 

"Albeit the soul 
Of the dead lives not, deathless consciousness 
Still hath it when in deathless ether merged." — {A, S, Way.) 

** *0 TTorrj^ cXectrai, 6 Sc irXovcios ^^OKCtrac, 
6 fiiaos 3c ^109 K€Kpap,€VO^ SiKaid? ccrriv." 

SoTADBS. (Stohaeus, Florilegium, CIIL, 18.) 

" We pity poverty, we envy wealth, 
But there s a happy mean, of both compounded." 

***0 irXturra irpdxra'tav -n-Xctcr^' d/xapravct Pporiav,^* 

Euripides. Oenomaus, Fragment 2. 
" The man who does the most makes most mistakes." 

***0 w6\€fios ov Tcray/LtcVo crtTetTat.'* 

Archidamus. {Plutarch, Cleomenes, XXVII.) 

" War cannot be maintained by allotting funds as one allots rations." 

** *0 7roK>;pa iroimv cv^coi? ovk alo'dirai. • 

TOT otScv o ircTrotT/iccv, ore KoXd^crai." 

Menandbb. Menandri et Philistionia Sentenliae, 23. 

" He knows not straightway who has evil wrought, 
But when he's punished soon he learns his sin." 

432 O nPHTOS— O ♦IA05. 

"'O Trpcurof ei^rcbv ovk ayv/ivda-Tia <f>p€vl 
€ppL\l/€Vj ooTts TovS* €KaLvur€y Xoyov, 


Euripides. Piritho7i8, Fragment 7» 

** No untrained mind was his who first 'mongst men 
To this new thought gave utterance, that fortune 
Is ever found upon the side of wisdom." 

roLS fifv koyoLS inKpo^ i<m, rots S' epyois iranyp." 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 108.. 

*'E'en he who's harshest in admonishing 
His son, though he be bitter in his words. 
Forgets not, in his deeds, that he's a father." 

"*0 T^5 SiKTj^ otfidaXfios, ws St' ri<rv\ov 

Xcvccwv irpoa-unrov irdvO* opuo^ dci ySAcTrci.'* 

DioNYsius. {StobaeiiSt Eclogues^ J., 8, 19.> 

" The eye of justice gazes from behind 
A mask of silence, yet it all things sees." 

""O Tt Set ycvco-^at Ik tov B€0V ap.ri\avov dwoTpe\l/ai dvOpdiiTria,*^ 

Herodotus. History, IX., 16» 
** It is not possible for man to avert the decisions of Providence." 

"*0 Tt TTcp 7rpo9 y€V€(rLV oucta, tovto wpos tticttiv dXiy^cto." 

Plato. Timaeus, T. (Stephens, p. 29, c.) — {Ti7iiaeu8,} 
" What essence is to generation, that truth is to belief." — (Jotoett.) 

" 'O tQ}v cro^wv vovSf wcTrcp \pvcrbs, pdpos €\€L /x-cytcrTov." 

Demophilus. Similitudines ex Pythagoreis, 6 
" The mind of the wise, like gold, has the greatest weight." 

** 'O TO)!/ <l)L\apyvpoiv TrXoCro?, Si(nr€p 6 YjXtX)S KaraSvs €ts tyjv yr\v, 

ovSiya tu)v ^(OVTwiV evifepaiveu " 

Socrates. {Stobaeus, Florilegium, XVL, 26.) 

"A miser's wealth is like the sun sunk beneath the earth ; no living bein^ 
is gladdened by it." 

" *0 <l>0ov€p6s avT<{» 7ro\c/xto9 a-vvCo-rarai • 
avOaipeTOLS yap (rvvc;(CTat XvTrats act." 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 70. 

" The envious man is his own enemy. 
For he's the victim of self-chosen torments." 

** (TouTwv 8* atTtos) O <^^ovo9, a> tovto fiovov dyaOov irpoo-ctrTtv^ 

OTt fliyUTTOV KaKOV TOtS €)(0V(TIV CtTTtV." 

IsocBATES. Evagoras, IL, 6. (Stephens, p. 190, b.) 

" ^e cause of this is envy, which has one thing only in its favour, namely 
that its possessor is the chief sufferer from it." 

"*0 ff>iXo^ €T€pos eyw." Aristotle. Ethica Magna, IL, 15, 8» 

" A friend is a second self." 



Aeschylus. Ftagmmt 971. 

'* Wise is the man who knows what profiteth, 
Not he who knoweth much.**— (Pfnmp^rj.) 

\Jtfovv€K aprrq rmv €v avupiowois fiowj 

ovK €K Ovpaiiav TdmYeipa A,a/x)9av€i, 

avrrj o eavrqv auAa nav voviav €\€i, 

Clement of Alexandria. Siromata, IF., 7, 56. 

"For there is nought 'mongst men, 
Save virtue only, that no wage demands, 
But is herself the meed of all her toils." 

"*0t* avr(5 icaxa Tcu^ct avrjp oAAo) KaKa T€V)(0)V, 

•ff 8c Kaicrj Povkrj t<u jSovXcvoravrt KaKiarrj.** 

Hesioo. Works and Days^ 265. 

" He for himself weaves woe who weaves for others woe, 
And evil counsel on the counsellor recoils." 

" Oi papPapoL yap dvSpa^ rfyovvrai fiovovi 

Tovs 7rA.€t<rTa Bwafievovs c^ayciK T€ kol TTictv." 

Aristophanes. Achamenses^ 77. — {The Athenian Ambassadors.) 

" For the barbarians think those only men 
Who have the greatest power to eat and drink."— ( Wheelwright.'^ 


" Oi yap ayovTCS irapavofiovo'i fiaXXov twv c-jfo/xcVcdv. ' 

Thucydides. History^ III., 65, 2. 
" It is the leaders rather than the followers who break the law." 

" Ot yap 0€OL ovSlv irpor^pov 7rotovo"tv rj twf jrovrjpwv avSpiOTriov r^v 
SidvoLav Trapdyova-i." Lycurqus. In Leocratem, XXI. , 92. 
" The gods do nothing until they have blinded the minds of the wicked." 

" 01 yap ^eov o"c)8okt€5 cA.7rtSas KaXas 
€)(Ova'Lv 6ts o'wnypuiv." 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, FragmefU 9(X 

" Fair hope has he of safe deliverance 
Who reverences God." 

" Ot yap KaKol yvw/xatct rdya^OK xtpoiv 

€;(OVTes OVK tcroo't, wpiV Tis cVySaX^y.'* 

Sophocles. Ajax, 96i.-~{Tecniessa.) 

" For still the base 
In judgment never know the good they have 
Until they lose it.** — {Plumptre.) 

" Ot yap fi€Ta <l>06vov KptVovre? to Trpcorctov dTrovc/iovcri rots xtipCfr- 
TOtS, ov TOtS ^cA-TwrTots." 

Anaximenes. (fiftodoezia, Florilegiumy XXXVIIL^ 44.) 

" Those who let envy influence them in allotting the prize, assign it to the 
worst and not to the best of the competitors.*' 



" Ot yap TTveoKTCS fieydXa tov9 icpcicrcrovs \6yovs 

iriKpCi}^ <^cpov<rt Twv iXaccovtav vtto." 

Euripides. Andromache^ 189. — (Androntache.) 

" They that are arrogant brook not to be 
In argument o'ermastered by the lowly."— (il. S. Way.) 

" Ot yap TTovoi oij/ov rot? dya^ots." 

Xenophon. Cyropaedia, VIL, 5, 80. 

" Labour is a relish to all brave men." 

*' 01 3e 3uca9 i€LVOia'i koI iv^-qfiouri SiSovaw 

lOeias, Kcu firj ri vapeK^aLvovci Sticaiov, 

TOt<rt T€uriA€ TToMs, AaoL o avutvaiv cv avn). 

Hesiod. Works and Days, 225. 

** Whoso strict rights bestows 
Alike on citizen and foreigner, 
Nor swerves a hair's breadth from the path of justice, 
His city prospers and his people flourish." 

" Ot 8e ry aX,rj$€La 8pofiiKoi cts tcXos ik$6vT€^, a6\a kafifidvova-i 

Kal aT€<l>avovvTaL.** 

Plato. Republic, X, (Stephens, p. 613, c.) 

" The true runner comes to the finish and receives the prize and is crowned." 

— (Jowett.) 

" Ot 8vOTV;(6t9 yap TOWrtV €VTV;(€OT€pOt5, 

avrot icaA.o)9 wpafavrcs, ov <f>povova-iv cv." 

Euripides. Iphigenia in Tauris, 352. — (Iphigenia,) 

"The unfortunate, who happier days have known, 
Look not with kindly eyes on those who still 
Are more by fortune favoured than themselves." 

**0t 8v<rru;(Ot)vT6S cf cTcpwv, \€Lpova ircuxTXovTdiv, irapapvOovvTai.'' 

Aesop. FahUs, 237, b. — (The Hares and the Frogs.) 

** The unfortunate derive some consolation from others who are in a worse 
plight than themselves." 

** Ot tfxtraktv viroSo-VfJL^voL TrapaAAofa?." 

PLA.TO. Theastetus, XXXIV, (Stephens, p. 193, c.) — (Socrates.) 
" Putting the shoe on to the wrong foot." — (Joivett.) 

" Ot CK 8taA.6*cTiK^ ^aOvvovT€S ioLKaai KapKivovs fJutaiofievoL^y ot 8t* 
oXtyov Tp6<f>LiJLOv Trcpt TToXXa 6o"Ta do';(o\ovvTat. " 

Ariston. (Stohaeus, Florilegium, LXXXIL, 7.) 

**Thosp who immerse themselves in dialectic are like men munching crabs, 
who busy themselves with a quantity of bone for the sake of getting a 
very little meat." 

" ('AXX') ot icaicois 7rpd(ra-ovT€S ov icom^i fxovov, 
aXk' ovS* opii}vr€S ctcroptocri rd/Lt^av^." 

Sophocles. Fragment 663. 
" They that fare ill become not only deaf, 
But even though they gaze they see not clear 
What lies before them." — (Plumptre.) 

oi KENOi nieoi— oi oaeistoi. 435 

" 01 iccvot inSoi, Kpo\HrO€VT€^ "qxovcriy ycvd/Acvot 8e irXiJpct? ov\ 

vrroKOVOVo'i rats irXiyyats." 

Plutabch. De Esu Camium, I., 6. (995, b.) 

"An empty jar resounds when it is struck, but if we fill it, it no longer 
echoes Iratck the blow." 

" Oi KOLvol KLvSwoi <l>tXo<f>p6v<t}S woLOvo-iv ^X*^'' '''^^^ <rvfi/jLd\ov^ irpo^ 
oAAiyXov?." Xenophon. Cyropaedia, III., 8, 10. 

"The community of danger makes allies well disposed towards one 

'* ('AAA') 01 Aoyot y€ KarairaXaiovo'iy Xoyovs." 

Eqbipides. Iphigenia in AuHde, 1013. — (Achilles,) 

" Yet words by words are overthrown." 

" Ot fJuiKpov piov 

OvrjTiav €)(Ova'iy rov yc K€pSaIv€iv o/xws 

airpl^ c^ovrat • kootl ir/>os ra ^^p-q/iara 

OvrfTouri ToAAa Scvrcpa." Sophocles. Frtigment (Creusa) 325. 

" They whose life is long 
Still cleave to profit with their might and main. 
And men count all things else as less than wealth." — {Plumptre,) 

" Ot fiey dv3pcs yeydvacrt puoi ywaeKCS • at 8c ywaticcs avSpcs." 

Hebodotus. Histories, VIII., 88. 

{Xerxes, after the battle of Salamis, in reference to the bravery of 


" My men have become women, and my women men." 

*'0t pjfv XoLTToi ^axriv Iv ia^two'Wy avros 3c iaOiio tva ^w.'* 

SocBATBB. {Stobaetis, Florilegium, XVII., 22.) 
'' Other men live to eat, but I eat to live.*' 

" Ot /i€V TTotiyrat krjpos ctcrtK • ovSc €v 

Kaivov yap cvptVicovo'tv, dXka ficra^cpct 

CKaoTos ovTwv Tavr' ou^o) tc icat /cetTcu." 

Xenabohub. Porphyra, Fragment 1, 1. 

^^ Your poets are mere fools, for nothing new 
Can they devise ; they merely change the view. " — {F. A. Paley. ) 

" Ot ft^ KoXa^ovrcs tovs Kaicovs PovXovrai dSuccicr^ai tovs aya^ovs." 

Pythagobas. (Stobaeus, Florilegvum, XLVL, 112.) 

'' Those who do not punish the wicked are willing that the good should be 

" Ot fi-qSkv cavTots droiroy crvvctSdrcs aTopavoj? (Shtu^," 

SocBATBS. {Stobaeua, Florilegium, XXIV., 13.) 
" Those live in peace whoie conscience acquits th«m of anything unseemly." 

*^ Ot ttXciotoi KOKoi.*' Bias. {Diogenes Laertitis, L, 6, 6, 88.) 

" Most men are wicked." 


" Ot TtOvrjKm^ ov SaKvovaiv," 

Theodotds Chius. {Er(i8mtis, Chiliades Adagioruntt ** ObtrectaHo'\) 
*' Dead men do not bite." 

"Ot ToO \vxyov ;(pciav I;(ovt€S cXatov hn^iovaiv," 

Anaxagorab. {Plutarch, Pericles, XVL) 

** Those who want light fill the lamp with oil." 

" Ot (^€t8a)Xot Tov T»}s /lAcXtVoTy? otTov €)(0V(rLv ipyaiofjicvoi ws act 
Pui}a'6fjL€voL' Democbitus. Ethica, Fragment 80 (68). 

*'The thrifty live the life of the bees, who work as though they would live 
for ever." 

** ('AAA*) ot <f>povovvT€% cv Kparovcrt -jravTOYOv." 

SoPHOCLBS. AjcuD, 1262.— {Agamemnon,) 

'* But still wise thinkers everywhere prevail." — {Plumptre.) 

" Ota yap ^cuVerat to, irpdyfjuaroy firj TOtavra €?vat t^ <l>va'€i^ aAAa 
fiovov (ftuLvtirOaL" Pyrrho. {Diogenes Laertius, IX., 11, 8.) 
"Things are not in nature, but only seem to be, as they appear to the 


"OtO KC^oA^ €yK€<f>ak0V OVK €;(«.'* 

Aesop. Fables, XL VIL—{The Fox and the Mash, j 
" What a splendid head, and yet no brain ! " 

** OiTf irtp <f>vXXtav yevrqy roirj Sc koX dv^piov • 
<l>vXXa Ta fiiv t* av€fios ;(a/xa8ts X^^** oAAa Sc 6^ vkrf 
nyXc^ooxra ^vet, capos 8* emyiyverai Siprj • 
ws dv8pa>v ycvc^, 17 fxiv <f>v€i, 17 8' aTroX^ct." 

Homer. Hiad, VI., 146* 

" The race of man is as the race of leaves : 
Of leaves, one generation by the wind 
Is scattered on the earth ; another soon 
In spring's luxuriant verdure bursts to light. 
So with our race ; these flourish, those decay." — {Lord Derby.) 

** 'Evvoo"iyat', ovk av fi€ a-a6<t>pova fivOrjaaLO 

l^flflfVOL, et 8^ (TOt y€ ySpOTWV €V€Ka TTTO^CflL^di 

SetXcov, ot ^i;XXot<rtv eoticdrcs oXXore fiev re 

f a<^X€y€€S TtXWoVO'lV, dpOVpTJ^ KapTTOV €8oVT65, 

oXXoTC Sc (fyOLVvOovaLv dKrjpioi.^* 

Homer. Iliad, XXL, 462. 

" Earth-shaking God, I should not gain with thee 
Th' esteem of wise, if I with thee should fight 
For mortal men ; poor wretches, who like leaves^ 
Flourish awhile, and eat the fruits of earth, 
But sapless soon decay." — {Lord Derby.) 


** Aye Srf ^vcriv c[v8/x9 dfiavpopioiy ^vAAa>v yevca irpoa-ofwioi, 
6Xiyo3pav€€5, irXdafiaTa irrjKoVj crictoeiSea, <^vX' dfieyrjvdy 
aTTT^i/cs €<l>7jfi€pu}i, ToXaioi PpoTol avcpc? eticeXoi/etpoi, 
irpocTKrrc tov voOk tois ct^avarots rffuv,^^ 

Aristophanes, ^ves, 685. — {CJumis.) 

" Ck>me, men by nature dark, of leaf-like race, 
Imbecile, lumps of clay, weak shadowy tribes, 
Wingless ephemerals, wretched mortals, men 
Like dreams, apply your mind to us immortals." 

— ( WheeltorigfU.) 

" OtKot pi\r€fx)v ctvot." Hesiod. Works and Days, 362. 

" There's no place like home." 

*' ("Oktc?) OIkol fjikv A.6OVT6S, 

cV ftaxi7 ^* aXoWcKcs." Aristophanes. Pax, 1\SQ,— {Chorus.) 

" At home 
Like lions, but mere foxes in the fight." — ( Wkeelvnight.) 

^' Olvopapts, Kwos Ofifiar* €;(cdj/, Kpahiqv S' i\d<f>ou}.'* 

Homer. Iliad, J., 225. 
" Thou sot, with eye of dog, and heart of deer ! " — {Lord Derby.) 

^* (Aoyos yap l(TT dpxalos ov KaKws ^X^^i) 

olvov keyova-L tovs ycpovras, o) Trarcp, 

iruOiiv \op€V€iv ov Sckovra^." Eriphus. Aeolus, Fragment. 

** There's an old saying and a true one, father, 
Which says that wine will e'en persuade old men 
To dance against their will." 

"Otvov Tot TrtVetv wovkvVy KaKov yjv Si rts avrov 
TTLvrj ivKTrafxtVias, ov KaKOSf oAA' aya^09." 

Theognis. Sentential, 211. 

" Wine in excess is evil, but when drunk 
With prudence 'tis no evil but a blessing." 

'* Oivo? 8c OvrjTola-L Oeiov irdpa SCjpov apto-TOv, 
inv6p.€vos Kara fiirpov • VTrcp piirpov 8c xip^iovJ* 

Panyasis. Fragment 5. — {Dubner's edition.) 

** No better gift the gods to men have given 
Than wine, if it be drunk in moderation, 
Nor any worse if taken in excess." 

** Bay;(OU fiirpov dpio'ToVy o firj ttoXv firjS* l\d)(ixrTov * 

ten yap rj kvirrfs atrtos rj /xavny?." 

EvENus. Elegies, IL, 1. 

** Be moderate in wine ; avoid alike 
Excess and stint, for thus or grief 'twill cause 
Or madness." 

^* Otvos yap dvOptafrois SiOTrrpov." Alcaeus. Fragment 53 (36). 

" Wine is a spy -glass through which we may view man as he is." 

438 0IN02 TAP nTPI— OI2 TAP. 

'* Karowrpov ctSovs xoXko^ cot', olvos Sc vov." 

Aeschylus. Fragment 274. 

** The polished brass is mirror of the form, 
Wine of the soul." — {Plumptre.) 

" OTvos yap trvpl Taov iirixOoviOunv ovciap." 

Panyabis. Fragment 4, 12. — {Duhner^s edition,) 
" Wine, like to fire, sucooureth mankind." ' 

"Otvo? . . . TttS ft€v XvTras wcTTrep fiav^payopas tovs aK^pwTrov? 

KOLfu^€i, Ta9 3^ <l>iXo<l>po<rvva^ to(rrr€p cA,aiOF ffikoya lycipei." 

Xbnophon. Sf^mposium, IT., 24. 

'^ Wine puts our cares to sleep as the mandragora does man, but stimulates 
our gaieties as oil does a fire." 

Oivos TOt Trvpt wrov c;(6t fievos, €vt av cs avdpa 

cX^, KVfJLaCvu 8' ota A.ifivo'a'av aXa 

Popprj^y rj€ voTO^, ra 8e icot K€KpvfJLfJL€va <f>aCv€L 

Pvaaodcyy €K 8' dv8p(i)K -jravT* crtva^c voov." 

Eratosthenes. {StobaeuSy Florilegitmiy XVIIL^ 3.) 

" Wine hath the strength of fire when to a man 
It entereth in ; and Uke to Boreas 
Or Notus, rolling up the Libyan sea 
In mighty waves, tul all the depths lie bare, 
So doth it overset the minds of men." 

" Otvos, 2» <JH\f. Trat, Kttl dXa^ca." Alcabus, Fragment 57 (37). 
" Wine, my son, is truth indeed." 

" Otvos, w <^iA.e Trat, Xeycrat icat dXa^ea • 
ica/Ajue ypr) fXiOvovra^ aKaSias l/x/xcvai." 

Theocritus. Idylls, XXIII. {XXIX.), 1. 

"Wine, it is said, dear boy, is very truth ; 
Thus we, when drunk, perforce must truthful ' 


ovO oAAo TcpTrvov ovdcv avupwirois en. 

Euripides. Bacchae, 773. — {The Messenger.) 

" If wine were banished, Venus were no more, 
Nor aught that bringeth joy to heart of man." 

" (^avcpcoTcpov Kttt ev TOtcrSc) Otov tfioprffia 6 <^o)So9.** 

Xbnophon. Cyropaedia, III., 1, 26. 
** They made it more plain how great is the burden of fear." 

" Ots yap rj yviafirj KaKwv 
fiTJrqp ycViyrai, roXXa -jratScvet icaicovs.*' 

Sophocles. Philoctetes, 1260.— (Philoctetes.} 

" For those whose soul becomes 
Mother of evil, them it trains to be 
Evil in all things.*'— {Plumptre.) 

0K02A «APMAKA— OAirOI TAP. 439 

** 'OKoaa if^dpfiaKa ovk irjraij o'tSi/pof IrJTOLL * oo'a (rlBvfpo^ ovk l^ai, 
TTvp Irjrai, o<ra Sc Trvp ovk Irjrai, ravra \pri vo/uifeiv dvtaTa." 

Hippocrates, iljjfeorisms, FJIJ., 6. 

** What drugs will uot cure, the steel cures, and what the steel will not 
cure, fire cures, and what fire will not cure we must count as incurable." 

BiON Smyrnaeus. Fragment 11 (8), 1* 
** Blessed are they who love, if they are loved in turn." 

** '0A.)8i(rai Sc x,PV 

Piov TcXcvTijcravr' tv €V€<ttoI c^tXTy.'" 

Aeschylus. Agamemnon^ 928. — {Agamemnon,) 

"We must bless 
Him only who ends life in fair estate." — (Plumptre.) 

"Aoyos fJifv cot' dp)(aLio^ dvOpiarruiv ^aveU 
<i)9 OVK av aliov iKfidOoi^ Pporiav^ vplv &.v 

OdvQ TtS, OVT* €1 XP^O^O? OVT* €t Tilt *Ca*cds/* 

Sophocles. Trachineae^ 1. — {Deianira.) 

"'Tis an old saying, told of many men, 
'Thou canst not iudge man's lite before he die, 
Nor whether it be good or bad for him \" —{Plumptre.) 

** Ov xprf WOT €v 7rpao"0"OVT05 oXjStcrai Tv\as 

avSpos, vplv avTw TravreXws T]Brj )Si09 

SL€K7r€pav6rjy Ka\ TcXcvnyoTy jSiov." 

Sophocles. i?Vagfm«n^ {Tyndareus) 672. 

" We should not speak of one that prospers well 
As happy, till his life has nm its course 
And reached its goal."— (P/«?np<r«.) 

" ripiv 8* av TcXcvn/oT;, Ittlo-xUlv^ ixrjSk fcaXcctv kw okBiov 

aAA €VTV)(€a, 

Herodotus. Histories, I., 32.— {Attributed to Solon.) 

"Before a man's life be ended, pause, and call him not happy, 
but at best fortunate." 

" Xp^ 8* OVTTOt' ClTTCtV oXjSlOV )9pOT0)V, 

irpiv &v OavovTO^ ttjv TcXevraiav tSiy? 

07r(D9 ircpao-a? rjp.€pav rji€i kcitw." 

Euripides. Andromache, 100.— (Andromache.) 

'* Never mayst thou call any mortal blest. 
Or ever thou hast seen his dying day. 
Seen how he passed therethrough and came on death." 

^(A. S. Way.) 

*' OXtyoi yap €i(riv ols fitTa tov €vtv)(€iv irapayiyvtTai to <f>pov€lv.** 
Plutarch. De Adulatore et Amico, XXVII. (68, f.) 

" Few are those who are endowed at the same time with good fortune and 
good sense." 

440 OAirOl TAP— ONAP EK A102. 

" 'OXiyoi yap IcrOXol Kp€L(r<rov€^ TroWOtv kolkwv.*^ 

Euripides. Archelaus^ FragmetU 15. 

*' Better a few brave men than many cowards." 

" 'OXiyoi' aXKLfiov Bopv 
Kptlacov <rrparrjyov fivpiov (Trpartvp/iro^** 

EuBiPiDBS. ArchelauSy Fragment 14. 

** One stout spear 
May brave the leader of a countless host." 

" 'OXiyov coTt TO koXjov iravra^xov 
KoX rCfuov.*' Antiphanes. Boeotia, Fragment 1, 8. 

"Beauty is rare and should be ever prized."— (jP. A, Paley.) 

** 'OA/y<{» TOt €OLKt KaK<p fieya V€2ko^ SLVaip€iV.** 

Theocritus. Idylls, XX, {XXIL), 180. 

" Great strife thou seem'st to raise from injury small." 

" 'OAiywv ot dyaOol vofjuov Scovrai • ov yap rot Trpdyfiara 7rpo9 
vopjov^i dXXa ot vopLOL Trpos ra irpaypLara TiBtvrai.** 

Theophrastus. (StohaeTis, Fhrilegium, XXXVII., 21.) 

"The virtuous need but few laws ; for it is not the law which determines 
their actions, but their actions which determine the law." 

"*0/x,/x,a 8tioy5 KoBopa. irdvra ra ytyvofieva/' 

Anon. {Stobaeus, Florilegium, IX, 2.) 
** The eye of justice surveys whate'er exists." 

"*0/LU)ta)s €;(€t il/v)(rj irpos (r(ap.a koI rtYyCrrf^ Trpos opyavov koI 
€a"rrom}^ irpo^ oovKov. 

ARiSTOTiiE. Ethica Eitdemia, VII. , 9, 2. 

** ITie relation of the soul to the body is similar to that of the workman to 
his tool, and the master to his servant. " 

^^"'O/AWS 8' CTrCtS^ KCU TOV oTvOV rf^LOV^ 

TriVctv, ^ui'CKTroTc' co-Tt o-Qi Koi TTjv Tpvya." 

Aristophanes. Pluttis, 10B4:.—{Chr^mylus.) 

"Yet since thou deignedst to exhaust the wine, 
'Tis just that also thou drink off the dregs."— ( Whedvrright.) 

*^*'0v ot ^€0t <^iXoi5o'iv a.TroBvria-K€i vio^,'* 

Menandbr. Dis Exaparaton, Fragment 4. 

" NCO? 8' OLTToWvO*, OVTiVa <^tX€t ^COS." 

Hypsaeus. {Stobaetis, Florilegium, CXX., 13.) 
"He whom the gods love dies young." 

""Ovap €K Atdg €o-Ttv." Homer. Iliad, I, 63. 

" Dreams come from Zeus." 

0E02 T AAE1*A— OPFH ♦IA0TNT03. 441 

^^''O^os T oXci^a T* cy;(€as ravnp icvrcc, 

SixoaTaTovvT* &v, ov <^iXa>, irpoo'€wciroi9.** 

Aeschylus, ^i^atnentnon, 322. — {Clytemnestra,) 

*' Pour in the same vase vinegar and oil, 
And you would call them enemies, not friends." — {Plumptre,) 

'^^"OirXov TOi Xoyos dvSpt TOfi(t)T€p6v itrri (rSrjpov" 

Phocylides. Senteniiaet 124. 
"The tongue's a sharper weapon than the sword." 

""Ottotc a-xoKd^ot (cXcyc), TrXctova irpaTTftv,** 
SciFio Africanus. {Plutarch, Scipionis Apophthegnuitat 1.) (196, b.) 
" When I am at leisure I do most work." 


Ottov yap 10^5 (rv^vyova-L kol 8tV»;, 

Trota ^vviapls tiui'Sc KapT€p(t}T€pa ; " Aeschylus. Fragment 298. 

** When Strength and Justice are true voke>fellows, 
Where can be found a mightier pair than they ? " — {Plumptre.) 

Uttov yvvatKcs curtv, travr CKCt KaKa. 

Menandbb. M<mosticka, 694. 
** Where women are, there every ill is found." 



Ottov pxv yap alaOrjcri^, koI Xvirrf tc Kal rjSovrj, ottov 8c TaOro, c^ 
avdyKrj^ Koi iwiOvfua.^^ Abistotle. Physical II, , 2. 

"Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where tliese 
are, tnere, of necessity, is desire." 

"Ottou fxrj €<l>tKV€LTaL TTJ XcovT^, TTpofTaiTriov rrjv dk(j)ir€Krjv," 
Lysander. (Plutarchy Apophthegmata Laconica, Lysatider^ 8.) 

(229, B.) 

** Where the lion's skin is of no avail, we must put on the skin of the fox." 

"'^''OTrov vofjLOL TrXctoTOt, ^K€t Kol aBiKiav clvai /x-cyumyv (^Acyc)." 

Arcesilaus. (Stobaeust Florilegium, XL III., 91.) 

"Where you find the laws most numerous, there will you find also the 
greatest inj ustice. ' * 

■** *0pa5 Trapa p€i6poLGL \€LpudppoiM oca 

SivhpitiV V7T€LK€L, KXo)Va9 WS CKOTCofcTttl * 

Ttt 8' dvTLT€LVOVT avTOTrpcfiv' ttTrc^XXvTai. * * 

Sophocles. Antigone, 712.—{Hae7non.) 

" When winter floods the streams. 
Thou see'st the trees that bend before the storm 
Save their last twigs, while those that will not yield 
Perish with root and hrAUdh," —{Plumptre.) 

*^ 'Opyrj KfiiXovvTos fUKpov Mr;(V€i ^pdvov^ 

Menandbb. Monosticha, 410. 
" A lover's wrath for no long time endures." 


" *Opyrj^ yap aXoyurrov Kpar€iv 

€V Tats rapa^al^ fidXMrra rov KJipovovvra Set." 

Menandeb. Fahulae Incertae, Fragment 25» 

** Unreasoning wrath the wise man must control 
In times of tumult." 

" 'Opyrjq {covcnys elalv larpol Xoyoi." 

Aeschylus. Promethetcs Vinctus, 378. — {Oceanus,} 

" Of wrath's disease wise words the healers are." — {Phtmptre.) 

" OvK ioTiv opyrjs, a>s fotKcv, <l>dpfJuiKov 
oAA' rj Xdyo5 oTrovSatos dvOptairov <^tXou." 

Menandeb. Fahulae Incertae^ Fragment 84. 

" No other cure there is for wrath, I ween, 
Than weighty words that fall from friendly lips." 

"'Op^ov ficv 8^ TraXai tc €ipr/fi€VOV ws irpos Svo p.d\€(r6ai. kcu 
cvavTia YoXcTrov." 
Plato. LawSy XI. ^ 4. (Stephens^ p. 919, b.) — {The Athenian.) 

"Iliere is an ancient saying, which is also a true one — 'To fight against 
two opponents is a difficult thing ' . " —(Jowett. ) 

""OpKots TOL fxrj SiKaia firj vlkolv Acyw." 

Aeschylus. Eumenides^ 433. — (Athene.) 

'* 'Tis not by oaths a cause unjust shall win." — [Plumptre.) 

""OpKO? yap ov3et9 dvSpt <f>7ji\riTr} ^apvs." 

Sophocles. Fragment 671. 
" No oath weighs aught with one of scoundrel soul." — (Plumptre,) 

""OpKovs ous TTOiiovrai cv dvdytcQa'LV coktcs, ov Tqpiovo'iv 61 KJiXavpoi^ 
iTTTjv 8ia</)iryw(rt." Democbitus. Ethica, Fragment 162 (126). 

** Oaths which are taken by worthless men in times of dire necessity are 
disregarded when the necessity is past.*" 


" Opw yap €v ;(pova) 

SiKrjv ttTravT* dyova-av cis 0ao5 ^poTots." 

EuBiFiDES. Oedipus, Fragment 4* 

"For 'mongst men I see 
That justice brings, in time, all things to light." 

"*Opa)(rt TravTCS irpCtiTov, cTt' iOavfiaaav, 
cTTCtT* CTrc^cojpi/crav, cTt* cts iXTriSa 
IviirtfTOv • ovTO) ytvcT* ck tovtwi/ cpws." 

Philemon. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 49* 

"With all men sight is first, tlien admiration ; 
Then follows careful scrutiny, and next 
They dare to hope, and thus from these beginnings 
At last they fall in love." 

05 AN ET— OS Ol nOAAA. 443 

U5 ttv €v ycyovtos 7/ 17; <pva'€i Trpos rayeura,. 

Kttv ALtnoxf/ y, fJi'rfT€p, coTtv cvycny?. 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment 4, 11, or 
Epichabmus. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 118, 11. 

"Whoso by nature's formed for noble deeds, 
E'en though his skin be dark, is nobly born." 

"*05 8' €vyXo)(r(rt<gt 
viKa, (ro<^o9 fJL€Vf dWa yap ra irpayfjuara 
Kp^liTfTin vofii^io Twv koywv ael ttotc." 

Euripides. AnOopef Fraginent 26. 

"He's wise. 
Whoso with honey'd words the victory gains, 
Yet stronger aye are deeds than words, I ween." 

"''Os Sk ywat^t weiroiOe, werrouO* oyc <fyrj\'qrii€n" 

Hesiod. Wo7'ks and Days^ 375. 

** Whoso has trusted women, eke has trusted thieves." 

""^Os 8c fiv^ y\u)a'<rg 8tx' cx** vooVj ovto^ kralpo% 
8ctAo5, 'K.vpv • ix^poi )8cXT€p05 rj ^iXos <l)v." 

Theognis. Sententiae^ 91. 

" A dangerous comrade he who hath one tongue 
But double mind ; 'twere better he were foe 
Than friend." 

""O? K€ ydpjov <^€vyo)i/, kqx fjL€pfi€pa cpya yin'atKwv, 
fL^ y^/LLOt €tfcA|7, oXoov 8' cTTt y^ptts LK-qrai" 

Hesiod. Theogoniay 603. 

" Who, fleeing wedlock and the cares that come 
From women, marries not, shall reach at last 
Joyless old age." 

"*0s K€ $€0L^ hnir^Ldyj^ai^ fidXa t' €k\vov avrov." 

HoMEB. lUad, /., 218. 

" Who hears the gods, of them his prayers are heard." — {Lord Derby.) 

"*0s ol TToXXa Kafiya-L, Oeo^ 8* cTrt cpyov acfjy." 

HoMEB. Odyssey f XIV. , 65. 

" One who hath toiled for himself, and to whom God has given increase for 
his toil." 

" 'AAA.* orav cnrev^ tk avro^y x<^ ^^^ a"wdirr€rai** 

Aeschylus. Persas, 7^2.— (The Ohost of Daritis*) 

" But when man hastens, God too works with him." 

— {Plumptre. ) 

" ^lAci 8c T<3 KafivovTi <rv(nr€vS€LV ^cds." 

Aeschylus. Fragment 277. 
" God ever works with those that work with will." — (Plumptre.} 

444 OSAI A' EN— OSOl TOT2. 

"•'"Oo-ai 8' €V av6p(airoL^ apcrat Xcyovrot, o-kottov/ulcvo? cvpi/crci^ 7ra<ras 

fjLajSrfa-€L t€ koX fx^kirff av(avofj,€vas" 

Xbnophon. Memorabilia, II. y 6, 39. 

" If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find that 
in all cases their growth is assisted by education and cultivation." 

^^"Ocroi yafjLov(n 8* ^ y€V€L Kpetcrcov^ ydfwv^ 
^ TToXXa ^^prjfjLaT^f ovk cTrtoTavTcu yafictv. 
Ttt TTJ^ ywatKo^ yap Kparovvr* cv'iv, 
SovXoi Tov avSpa, kovk€t* ear* cXcu^cpo?." 

Euripides. Melanippey Fragment 31. 

" The man who weds a wife of higher birth, 
Or great possessions, knows not how to wed. 
For what the wife brings thus the house will rule, 
Her spouse no more a freeman but a slave." 

** *EX€vtf€/aos 8* wi/ SovXos ioTi tov X€;(ous, 
TT^irpap-tvov TO o'tofia t^5 <l>€pvrj^ €X(ov." 

Euripides. Phaethon, Fragnient 2. 

"A freeman he, yet is he wedlock's slave, 
Who for a dowry has his body sold." 

** Ovk ifTTLV OvScV fiapVT€pOV TOJV <f>OpTL{OV 

OKTws yuvatKos irpolKa TroAA^v <l>€pofi€vrj^,*' 

Antiphanes. Faimlae In^ertae^ Fragment 63. 

** A wife who brings with her a dowry rich 
Is heaviest burden that a man may bear." 

^^"Oo'TLs yvvoLK imKX.Y]pov hn6vp.€l Xafictv 
7rAovTOVo"av, ^tol fi^vtv cktivci Octov, 
rj ySouXcr' dTV)^€iVf fiaKapu)^ koAov/acvo?." 

Menander. Fabulae IncertoBy Fragment 56. 

** Whoso a wealthy heiress longs to wed, 
Or pays iu full tlie vengeance of the gods, 
Or, being happy, wishes for misfortune." 

" Orav TTtvr}^ tov Kal yafxuv Tt? €A.d/i,€V05 
Ta /ACTo, yivatKOS iinSi^rjTaL \pr}ixaTa, 
avTov SiSiao'LV, ovk iKcivrjv Aa/x^ai/€t." 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 58. 

" Whene'er a poor man chooses for his bride 
A wife wlio brings with her great store of wealth, 
Himself he gives away, not her he takes." 

*^*'Oa-oi Tovs d.hiKovvra'i KoXd^ova-iv, ovtol tovs dXXov^ dSt/ccto-^ot 
KayXvovo-LV.*^ Isaeus. (Stobaetis, Fhrilegium, XL VI., 25.) 

**Those who punish injustice prevent others from suffering unjustly." 



02TI2 TAP— 02TI2 AEL 445, 

"OoTTis yap avT09 17 <t>pov€LV puavoi SoKct 
ri yXaKTcav, rfv ovk oAAoSj '7 ^y^ ^X^^^i 
ovTOL hjinrrv\6hrr€^ ia<fiOrfirav kcvoi." 

Sophocles. AntigonCt 707. — (Haemon.) 

'* For lie who thinks that he alone is wise, 
His mind and speech above what others boast, 
Such men when searched are mostly empty found." — (Plumptre. )* 

"OoTtS yap €V KOLKolo'L OvfiuiO€l^ /SporSiv 
fj,€L^ov irpofraTrr^i t^ vocrov to if}apfiaKov, 

lar/oos ccTtK ovk iina'T-qp.wv kcucwv." 

Sophocles. Fragment (Tereus) 514. 

" What man soe'er, in troubles waxing wroth, 
Applies a charm that goes beyond the ill. 
Is no physician skilled to deal with grief.** — (Plumptre.) 

"'OcTt? yap €v iroWoLCTLV ws cyo) KaKol^ 

J]5, 7ra)5 08' ov)(i KorOaviiiv K€p8o^ <f}€p€L ; " 

Sophocles. Antigone, 463. — {Antigone.} 

For whoso lives, as I, in many woes. 

How can it be but death shall bring him gain V*^(Plumptre.)> 


U(rTi5 yap cv dpav eu vautov cTrioraTai, 

TravTos ycVotr' av xny/Aaros Kp€i<rcro}V kJuXos" 

Sophocles. Philoctetes, 672. — (Philoctetes.} 

" A man that knows. 
Receiving good, to render good again. 
Would be a friend worth more than land or goods." — (Plu7nptre. } 

""Oo-TtS yap OVK €LU)$€ y€V€O'0aL KaKWV, 

<l>€p€L fJL€Vy dXyct 8' av)(€v* evTt^cts ivytS, 

6aVU}V 8' ttV €117 fiaXXoV €VTV)(€0'T€p0^ 

ff fwv.*' Euripides. Hecuba, 876. — {Polyxena.} 

" For whoso is not wont to taste of ills 
Chafes, while he bears upon his neck the yoke. 
And death for him were happier far than life.** — {A. S, Way.) 

""OcTi? 8* avw^cAiyra <I}ltv€l rcKva, 

Tt Tov8' &v ciTrots aXXo TrX^v avToi Trovovs 

<fiv<raL, TroAw 8c rouriv lydpoZfriv ycXwv ; " 

Sophocles. Antigone, 645. — {Creon.} 

** But he who reareth sons that profit not. 
What could one say of him but this, that he 
Breeds his own sorrow, laughter to his foes ? ** — {Plumptre. ) 

""OoTts 8c TrAowov rj trSfvo^ fiaXXov <f>iX(ov 

d.ya6(ov Treiraa-dai ^ovAcTat, KaKta^ <^povcr." 

Euripides. Hercules Furens, 1425. — {Hercules.} 

" Whoso would fain possess or wealth or strength 
Rather than loyal friends is sense-bereft.*' — {A. S, Way.) 

446 02T12 AE— 02T1S TEXNHN. 

***0<m5 Sc TTpOS TO TrrTTTOl' CuXoyO)? <f}€p€t 

Tov S<ufju}v\ ovTos '^o'cov ioT dvdA)Sw>s." 

EuBiFiDEs. ^n%an«, Fragment 18. 

" Who, in declining fortune, meets the stroke 
Of fate with calmness will be less unhappy." 

""OoTis 8c T0V9 TCKorras cv pCio (reject, 

o8' ccrrl Kat ^cov Kal davo)v tfcots <^iAo9." 

EuBiPiDBS. ^ra^men^ 885. 

" Whoso in life his parents reverences, 
Living or dying has the gods for friends." 

** *lKavias )8i(o<rci9 yrfpoPoa-Kiav tov^ yovcts." 

Mbnander. Monosticluii 270. 
" Well spent thy life if thou thy parents cherish." 

""OoTlS Iv TOIS K€ph€(TL 
flOVOV 8c3o/9K€, TTIV T€)(VrfV 8* €<fiV TV<t>\6^" 

Sophocles. Oedipus Tyrannus, 888. — (Oediptis.) 

** A vagrant mountebank, whose sight is clear 
For pay alone, but in his art stone-blind." — {Plumptre.) 

***0(rTts vcos 2)v Movo-tov dju^Aci, 

TOV T€ iraplKBoW aTroXwXc xfiovov 

k€lL tov /AcAAovTtt ridvrfKe" Sophocles. Fragment (Minos) 304, 

" He who neglects the Muses in his youth 
Has wasted all the past, and lost true life 
For all the future."— (P^wnp^m) 

""OoTW irarrip 7r/oos TraiSa^ iK^<uv€i wiKpta^, 

TO yijpas 0VT09 TcpftaTtlfercu fiapv, ' 

EuBiPiDES. Fragment 1020. 

"Whoso metes out harsh treatment to his children 
Finds his declining years a heavy burden." 

""OcTts 7r€vo/x,cvo9 fiovkerai l^rjv rfSebi^, 

kripiav yafiovvTUiV, avros a'n'€)(€<rO(o yd/AOu." 

Menandeb. Fahulae Incertae, Fragment 104. 

** Whoso being poor would yet in comfort live, 
Though others wed, from wedlock must abstain." 

""OoTts orpaTT/yct /x,^ arrpaTuorrj^ ycvd/Acvo?, 
avro9 kKarofiPrp^ cfdyci Tots TroAc/xiois." 

Menandeb. Fahulae Incertae, Fragment 94. 

" Captains who soldier's practice do not know 
Lead hecatombs for slaughter to the foe." — (F, A, Foley,) 

""Oo-Ti? rixyqv KarihtiJ^t irptaro^ ruiv 0€iiiVy 

oOtos fieyurTOV cvpcv avBpijyjroi^ KaKOv" 

Antiphanes. KnapheuSt Fragment^ line 1. 

" Who of the gods first taught the artist's craft 
Laid on the human race their greatest curse." 

02TI2 TOI— OTAN TAP. 447 

*^'*Oa-TLS TOt 8oK€€t Tov irXTfcrcoy tSfj,€vai ovSck, 
oAA' avT09 /tovvos iroLKiKa. Si/vc' €;(€iv> 

Theognis. /Sen^en^uie, 221. 

''Whoso shall think his neighbour nothing knows, 
While all wise counsels spring from him alone, 
That man's a fool, of common sense deprived." 

**''0(rTi5 <^^€tTat TOV iraripa Kacr\vv€TaL, 
euros iroXirri^ ayaOoi earai Kara \6yov 


TiMocLES. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 1. 

" Whoso his father fears and reverences, 
As goes the saying, a worthy citizen 
Will be, and strong to smite his country's foes." 

""Orav ayaSov TrpaxTfrrj^f Oeov^ firfSk o-iavrov atTtoi." 

. Bias. {Stohaeus^ Florilegium, III., 79, C) 

* When thou dost well, praise not thyself but the gods." 

^''"Orav Bay;(09 icriXOri 
cvSouo-tv at iJ.€fjt,fj,v(u" Anacbeon. Odes, XLVIlI. {XLVL)y 1. 

" When Bacchus enters in, 
Our cares are soothed to sleep." 


IxaXiO'Ta yap ovrw cwf crat to crvfiffiipov, 

Philippides. Ananeosis, Fragment 3. 

"Welcome defeat, if thou dost wrong in aught. 
Thus shalt thou best avoid unseemly conduct.' 

^^''Orav yap ako\ov cts hofiov^ ay^/ ^otrts, 
ov\ 0)9 SoKCt, ywaXKa Xa/A)8av€i /aovov, 
ofiov 8c tqS* cTTcuTKO/uIfcTat Xa/Biov 
Kol Saifiov* rjroi \prfOT6v rj Tovvavrlov" 

Anon. {Meineke, Frag^nenta Comicorum Arumymorum, 349.) 

"Who brings a bride to his ancestral home 
Takes not, as it would seem, a wife alone. 
But, with his wife, admits within liis doors 
His good, or else, maybe, his evil genius." 


^OTttv yap 17SVS Tots Xoyots, <l>povS)v xaKcos 
TrtiOrj TO TrXrjOo^f Tff woXet KaKOV /u-eya." 

Euripides. Oreates, 907. -^{The Messenger.) 

" When one with honeyed words but evil mind 
Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state." 


** Orav yap opyrj haifjLovoiv fiXaTrrp Tiva, 
TovT* avTo TrpwTov €^a<f>ai.puraL <t>p€vC)v 
Tov vow Tov icrOXov, €t5 8c rrfv X^^P^ VpcTrci 
yvuifjirjy, iv cio^ fXYfOey tav a/iapravci. 

Lycurous. Jn Leocratem, 92. (Cap. XXL} 
(Quoted as "from one of the old poets ".) 

" When falls on man the anger of the gods, 
First from his mind they banish understanding, 
And make the better judgment seem tlie worse, 
So that he may not know wherein he errs." 

•'^Orav S* 6 Balfxiov avSpl 7rop<rvv7f KaKo. 

TOV vow i/Skaij/e irpwrov, <f ^SovXcucrai." 

The Scholiast on SophocleSy Antigone, 620. 

" Whene'er the deity misfortune plans 
For man, he first destroys his understanding." 

""Orav ycpcDV yipovri yvw/AT/v 81801, 
Orfcaypo'S lirl 6r}(ravp6v cfiwo/oifcTat." 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 165. 

** When elder gives to elder counsel sage, 
Then treasure upon treasure is stored up." 


'"Orav 8* avrfp 
vpaiy KoXm, ixf/rfkb^ €t5 arjOiav 
TriTTTct KaKL(o TOV woXai SvcSaipjovos," 

Euripides. Helena, 417. — {Menelaus.} 

"For a man 
Low-fallen from high estate more sharply feels 
The strangeness of it than the long unblest." — (A, S, Way,) 

""Orav €K TTOvrjpov irpaypuaro^ K€pho% Xd/S-rj^f 

Tou 0va'Tv\€Lv vofjLLLji (T appa/jwv c^ctv. 

Menander. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 148. 

** If thou take profit from an evil act, 
Be sure thou hold'st an earnest of misfortune." 

""Orav €v o'vWoyto tlvI cruoirrj yivrjraL, tov *Ep/x^ c7rcio"cXT7Av^€Vae 
Xeyovo-tv." Plutarch. De Garrulitate, II. (502, f.) 

"When a sudden silence falls upon a conversation, people call it a visit 
from Hermes." 

""Orav KaKo^ ns cv TroAci wpdo'oy) koXcus, 
voo-ctv tlOtjctl twv a/x,€tvova)v ^pevas, 


irapdhuyp! e^ovras rwv KaKtav e^ovo'tav.* 

Euripides. Polyidus, Fragment 7. 

" When evil-doers prosper in the state, 
ITie minds of the more virtuous are corrupted. 
And they take pattern by the rogues' excesses." 


rov <r6v oiSa^as rovfibv ov fiaOotv co-ci/ 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 457. 

"If you're aye talking, never listening, 
You'll teach your knowledge, mine you will not learn.' 

"''Orav Tt fiiWrfs rov TrcAas KaTrjyop€LVy 
avTos TOL cavTov irpwr iwurKiTTTov KaKa, 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment 162. 

** When that thy neighbour's faults thou wouldst arraign, 
Think first upon thine own delinquencies." 

""Orav T15 rjfJLiav dfiipifjivov tyri "^^^ fi^ov, 

ovK CTrtKaXctrat rrjv rvxrjv cvSatfiovwv • 

orav 8c XvTrat? Trcpnreo-rj koL Trpdyfxaa-iv, 

€vOvs TrpocaTTTci T^ T^XT? "^^ amav.*' 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 20. 

" When man enjoys a life that's free from care, 
Ne'er, in his happiness, he calls on fortune, 
But when he is with griefs and toils beset, 
He straightway rails on fortune as the cause." 

""Orav virkp twv o-cavrov fiiXXrjs rtvl <rvp.pov\.ta xprj<rBai^ a'K6'rr€e 
Trp(t)Tov TTws TO, eovTOv SnaKrjo'ey * 6 yap KaKws Stowoiy^cW Trcpt 
Toiv oIk€L(ov, ovSarore KaXa>9 j8ovXcv(rcTat Trcpl twv dXXjOTptiav" 
IsocBATES. Ad Demonicum, JF., 36. {Stephens^ p. 9, d.) 

" Whenever you meditate consulting a man about your affairs, consider first 
how he manages his own ; for he who displays lack of judgment in 
what concerns himself, cannot be relied on for good advice in the 
affairs of others." 

""Orav <^tXo5 T19 OLvSpl Ovfxt»>$€l^ ^tXo), 

€15 €V $W€\$(x)V, OfipLOT OflflOCTLV StScp, 
€<^* olo'LV ^KCt, TttVTa )(prj flOVOV OTKOTTCtV, 

KaKiav SI rlav irpXv fxrjScvo^ fivciav !;(€«/." 

EuBipiDEs. Phoetvissae, 461.— (iTbccwto.) 

" If friend 'gainst friend has harboured angry thoughts, 
When soon with frank forgiveness they agree, 
They must think only that they're now at one, 
And have no memory of the past ill-will." 

""Orav <liv<r€L ro koXXos emKOO'fifj Tpovo^ 
)(pr]0'T6s, StTrXcwrtws 6 7rpoa'i(i)V dXtcTKCTat." 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae^ Fragment 99. 

" When character to beauty is allied, 
Whoso shall come within their influence 
Is bound with double chain." 

"'Otov 8' tv €pyov Tvyxdvrjs dirupo^ a»v, 
TO irwOdvicrdaL twv KaTciSorwv KaXoi'.** 

Menandeb. Fabulae Incertae, Fragment 478. 
•' Whene'er thou hast an unfamiliar task, 
'Tis well to seek advice from those who know."